Parka season is nigh, and fares to Aspen and St. Moritz are already stratospheric. Cheaper transport to powdery elevations, however, can be found in “Alps – Geographies and People,” an exhibition of Italian photographer Olivo Barbieri’s perspective-distorting mountain-scapes at Yancey Richardson Gallery in New York. The surreal pictures are flat to the point of near-abstraction, which almost makes you forget that they were snapped from a helicopter tens of thousands of feet above sea level, at the treacherous peaks of Mont Blanc. Brrr. “Alps – Geographies and People” runs through November 2 at Yancey Richardson Gallery, 525 West 22nd St. in New York.