Whether you've ventured over to our partner EpicSki forum once, are a long-time lurker or a persistent participant, there's something instantly recognizable within minutes of meeting this ski community: in a word, passion. As a bonus, these dedicated skier members have also got some serious photography chops.

All season, EpicSki and OnTheSnow hosted an Image of the Month contest with giveaways from Jaybird, Smith Optics, Chaos Headwear/CTR, Abom goggles, The North Face, Sweater Chalet, SkiEssentials.com and Boot Ducks with voting from the community. We were nothing short of blown away with these five postcard-worthy winners. 

EpicSki Gallery: 5 Photos You Won't Believe Aren't Pro