From Scot Schmidt at the Squaw Palisades in the 1980s to present day heli
trips with Eric Pollard, Hank de Vré has chronicled skiing’s progression for
more than three decades. Now, at the age of 59, the Tahoe resident is still
at the top of the game. We asked Hank to share some of his favorite shots
and memories from over the years. Plus, if you’ve always wanted to see a
blond woman doing a daffy in a thong, here’s your chance: it’s Suzy
Chapstick in all her glory on page 084.
“It’s tough to make it as a professional ski photographer. Which is why Hank De Vré operates a lucrative paving business during the summer months near his home of Tahoe City, Calif. Sniffing asphalt fumes aside, it’s been a long, strange—and highly successful—trip for De Vré, who can count himself among the very few shooters in the industry with genuine staying power. Hank competes at the top of the game and has influenced countless protégés during his quest to document our sport on the pages of numerous national and international magazines…”
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