World Class Skiing + World Class Food = Victory « Andrew Rowat Photographer

World Class Skiing + World Class Food = Victory

January 24th, 2013
Toward the end of last year’s ski season I received a call from Bon Appetit that went something like this:

Magazine: ”Are you free to go shoot a food and ski story in Zermatt, Switzerland?”
Me: “Yes.”

Because, I mean, really, who turns down a job to ski AND eat at one of the best resorts in the world?! Not me, I can tell you that much. And so off I went, armed with a brief from New Yorker staff writer Nick Paumgarten, who had spent his childhood vacations exploring the mountains and ski runs around Zermatt.

I spent the next five days eating and skiing my way around the Swiss resort and venturing into Italy as well to see how the Italians ski and eat – very well it turns out.

It is also important for me to give a shout-out to the amazing founders of Epic Europe, Jack Shaw and Susanna Magruder, without whom I would not have been able to complete the shoot. Besides being amazing company (first and foremost) they also know the mountain (and everyone on it) inside and out and helped me lug far too much camera gear up and down and up again. If you are planning an adventure or food-centric trip to France, Switzerland, or any region in the Alps then look no further than Epic Europe. They’ll sort you out.

You can see more outtakes on my site here:
You can pick it up on newsstands now (the Feb 2013 issue) or see how it ran here: rowat_bona_201302_zermatt-ski-food


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