replicating style is dumb. That is why Manely is so great, he finds his own unique perspectives that really show the action well.
To many ski photographers shoot from the same tried and true angles with the same comps and it is boring. this is true for non ski photographers too. The best photographers are the ones that are willing to get creative, they walk around visualizing how it might look thinking of different ways to showcase their subject.
If you want a famous photographer for your project who has had something to do with skiing I would chose Chase, guy is one of the best photographers around right now in my opinion (he does not do a lot of skiing work anymore).