We took the Olympus OM-D E-M1 II up to Revelstoke, British Columbia and caught the season's first helicopter out into the wilderness alongside some of the World's top pro skiers. It was cold and terrifying, but we did it all in the name of putting this new flagship camera to the test. Part of a forthcoming sponsored feature video with Scott Rinckenberger, we wanted to share some of the images with you as soon as we got back. We also used the camera to shoot opening day at Revelstoke resort, which is famous for having one of the longest (and most fun) lift lines of any mountain in North America. 

The gallery contains a mix of Raw conversions (with no noise reduction applied) and out of camera JPEGs, including some shot using the Grainy Film II profile (a staff favorite), as well as a High-res mode sample. Many of the images shot in back country were done so under extreme conditions: sub-freezing temperatures, blizzard-like snowfall, avalanche warnings and the like. This in particular should demonstrate just how tough this this camera is, even if the photographer who shot the images was less so.

See our Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Heliskiing Samples Gallery