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The Contest – Arc’teryx King of Dolomites


the fourth unforgettable appointment with the great Powder of the Dolomites


subjects and shots required

King of Dolomites is a freeride photographic contest, open to all the riders on Skiis, Snowboards and Telemark Skiis.

The fourth edition of the contest will take place in San Martino di Castrozza, in the eastern Dolomites in Trentino – an impressive scenario at the foot of the Pale di San Martino, from 17th to 21st of February 2016.

This year the contest has a new formula, with 4 different subjects: 4 shots will be required to each team, one for each subject.

Same rules for the teams of both categories: pictures will be taken starting from Friday 19th February on 6 a.m.  and then submitted within Saturday 20th February 2016 on midnight. 


The technique and the athletic movement, the ability of the photographer to capture and interpret the moment and the quality of the picture, its lights and photographic composition.
These criteria will determine the best ACTION shot of the Dolomites.


Landscape becomes the main character, while the action of the Rider is captured in this shot.
The ability to highlight and emphasize the beauty of the Dolomites and the breathtaking scenario will be essential to be victorious in this category.


For the first time in the history of King of Dolomites, we decided to value the story behind every ride and descent:  the “Approach” phase of mountain climbing, the moment of ascent.
The best shot shall tell the mental and physical efforts, concentration, power and freedom. Prize “Alessandro Miola” 2016.

KOD 2016: it's all about lines

From this year on, PRO and WANNABES teams will compete against each other. To become the new  King of Dolomites a good shot will not be enough: the ability to tell a story will be fundamental to achieve victory.
One shot and a 140-character short story, with a subject to develop: it’s all about lines.