Photography, a contemplative pursiut, may seem an unlikely hobby for a group of hard-charging ski racers. Yet the U.S. Ski Team counts at least four accomplished amatuer photographers among its ranks. Chip Knight, Erik Schlopy and Dane Spencer often embark together on photography outings, as does women's team member Lauren Ross. "Photography has been an amazing way for me to immerse myself in something totally removed from competition," says Knight. "Except, of course, for the competition between us to capture the best images!"
Check out some photos by members of the U.S. Ski Team in the Fast Lenses slideshow!