The 12 Days of PVAs: 2004’s Pep Fujas, Am to Fame

Pep Fujas breaks onto the scene at the 2004 POWDER Awards

In 2004, the POWDER Awards moved to the St. Regis Hotel in Aspen, Colorado, for what would be the first of a nine-year stint in the ski town that never sleeps. In another remarkable turn of events, Teton Gravity Research, today long-time veterans of the POWDER Awards, took home their only Movie of the Year award for High Life. In the film, Sage Cattabriga-Alosa lit the ski world on fire, earning himself a Best Male Performance in the same year Pep Fujas would take home Breakthrough Performer and Best Trick for his legendary performance in Poor Boyz' Session 1242.

"That segment is one of my biggest accomplishments, if not the biggest," says Fujas. "[The award] made me feel like I had broken away from the ranks of the amateurs."

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