Liam Doran is not just a Ski and outdoor photographer, but an adventurer at his core. His love of nature and outdoor sports has brought him around the world, but he is always happy to come back home to the mountains of Colorado. Being a ski and snow sportsman’s playground, Colorado provides the Sigma Pro Doran with ample landscapes and recreational sports to work with.
Recently, Doran visited one of his favorite locations, Aspen, which we have already proved is one of the state’s most photogenic locations.
Doran first went to Aspen to shoot stories for Powder Magazine and OnTheSnow.com. Now, after having met many new friends during his projects there, the photographer likes to return at least once a year.
I sat down with Doran to ask about what it is about Aspen that keeps him coming back when there are so many other ski towns on in the Rockies.
Aspen is one of the classic ski towns in North America. While it is known as a hot spot for the rich and famous it is also a real community with down to earth people who are very passionate about their skiing. I also love the proximity of the skiing to the town. The slopes are right there! The food and nightlife are both fantastic.
Well, that sure gets us sold on the town. But what about the snow? Is it going to give us powder junkies our fix?
The snow and terrain at Aspen are incredible and as good as anywhere I have skied. There are four mountains actually, Aspen, Snowmass, Buttermilk and Aspen Highlands and they each have their own character for skiers seek out and explore. From family friendly to super challenging Aspen offers terrain for all abilities.
As a die-hard snowboarder, Doran’s photos of the snow get me amped up to visit. As Doran closed out our interview, he simply said
Every skier and snowboarder should put Apsen high on their list of places to visit.
Count us in…especially if I have Doran there to take awesome photos of me looking like a bad ass.