“I made a 2021 goal for Ski Utah to gather snow from each mountain and complete a painting with meltwater. A portion of proceeds from every #PaintByPowder sale will be donated to Protect Our Winters.”
Lexi Dowdall, a Ski Utah writer and director of Freeride for the International Free Skiers Association, spent the 2020-2021 ski season visiting each ski resort in Utah to gather snow and turn it into art. Using the snowmelt she collected she then mixed it with watercolors and paint of iconic views from those resorts….how cool is that??? Dowdall decided to sell each print made with the melted snow as part of a “Paint by Powder” series, donating 5% of her sales to the Protect our Winters organization. If you’re looking for a cool painting for your wall with a neat story behind it check out her work HERE.
With this painting of Alta Ski Area, created by watercolors and snowmelt from a memorable Alta Ski Area powder storm, I am officially launching my #PaintByPowder project!
I am interested in spreading awareness and inspiring collective change to protect the winters that bring us all so much joy. Why should we care?
* The last five years were the hottest on record and carbon dioxide emission levels have surpassed historic levels— the climate is warming.
* Years with low snow totals negatively impact the economy in Utah and beyond. In Utah alone, the ski industry brings in $1.7 billion and creates over 20,000 jobs.
* More than 97% of published climate scientists conclude that the majority of global warming in recent times is the result of human activity.
* We need to act. Now.
You can find resources on the @protectourwinters website. Every step we take together, even the small ones, are powerful. If you’d like to purchase a #PaintByPowder print of Alta, please click the link in my bio to view my art shop. I’ve got multiple sizes and more resorts on the way! See less
— at Alta Ski Area