Come to the 15th Annual Powder Awards on Dec. 5 to find out who this year's winners are.

Come to the 15th Annual Powder Awards on Dec. 5 to find out who this year’s winners are.

After much deliberation and many late nights spent watching ski movies, the nominees for the 15th Annual Powder Awards were announced. The judging panel, which included the POWDER staff, ski-industry veterans, photographers, filmmakers, and ski-film savants, reviewed 30-plus entries to determine who will be the winners at the December 5 show at The Depot in Salt Lake City. (You should come.)

The Powder Awards, highlighting the best ski films and athletes of the year, is the longest running awards show in the sport. The show hosts professional skiers, ski legends, ski film production crews, industry brands, national media, and skiers like the rest of us. The night kick starts the winter for everyone. Celebrating 15 years of awards, this year’s event will feature winners from seasons past as guest presenters, including the likes of Aaron McGovern, Kent Kreitler, Ian McIntosh, Pep Fujas, and Kim Reichelm. Mixing notable past winners with today’s leaders of the sport will create one of the most seminal ski celebrations of the year.

A limited number of invitations are available at PowderAwards.com for a $14 donation that directly benefits the High Fives Foundation. Viewers can also tune into the live webcast at 8 p.m. MST on PowderAwards.com.

OFFICIAL 15TH ANNUAL POWDER AWARDS NOMINEES:

Photo of the Year
Sammy Carlson, Mount Hood, Oregon
Photographer: Darcy Bacha

Eric Hjorleifson, Sentry Lodge, British Columbia
Photographer: Oskar Enander / Sweetgrass

Brody Leven, Wasatch Backcountry, Utah
Photographer: Jim Harris

Cody Townsend, Tordrillo Mountains, Alaska
Photographer: Blake Jorgenson / MSP

Andrew McNab, Monashee Mountains, British Columbia
Photographer: Bruno Long

Best Line
Markus Eder, Days Of My Youth, MSP Films
Tanner Hall, Twenty, Poor Boyz Productions
Eric Hjorleifson, Elements, 4FRNT
Cody Townsend, Days Of My Youth, MSP Films

Best Manmade Air
Adam Delorme, less, Level 1 Productions
Henrik Harlaut, Oil and Water, Armada
Dane Tudor, Twenty, Poor Boyz Productions
David Wise, Elements, 4FRNT

Best Natural Air
Markus Eder, Days Of My Youth, MSP Films
Pep Fujas, Twenty, Poor Boyz Productions
Tanner Hall, Twenty, Poor Boyz Productions
Richard Permin, Days Of My Youth, MSP Films

Best Powder
J.P. Auclair, Tanner Hall, Riley Leboe, Oil and Water, Armada
James Heim, Michelle Parker, Richard Permin, Cody Townsend, Days Of My Youth, MSP Films
Pep Fujas, Coordinates, Nimbus
Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Johnny Collinson, Dylan Hood, Nick McNutt, Almost Ablaze, Teton Gravity Research

Best Jib
Phil Casabon, Oil and Water, Armada
Phil Casabon, Oil and Water, Armada
Cam Riley, Ten and Two, Stept Productions
Clayton Vila, Five, Clayton Vila Studio

Best Female Performance
Angel Collinson, Almost Ablaze, Teton Gravity Research
Lynsey Dyer, Pretty Faces, Unicorn Picnic Productions
Tatum Monod, less, Level 1 Productions
Michelle Parker, Days Of My Youth, MSP Films
Elyse Saugstad, Pretty Faces, Unicorn Picnic Productions

Best Male Performance
Phil Casabon, Oil and Water, Armada
Tanner Hall, Twenty, Poor Boyz Productions
Nick McNutt, Almost Ablaze, Teton Gravity Research
Cody Townsend, Days Of My Youth, MSP Films
Dane Tudor, Almost Ablaze, Teton Gravity Research

Best Short
Afterglow, Sweetgrass Productions
Coordinates, Nimbus
From The Road, Fisher Creative
Out on a Limb, T.Bar Films

Best Editing
Almost Ablaze, Teton Gravity Research
Oil and Water, Armada
Pretty Faces, Unicorn Picnic Productions
Ten and Two, Stept Productions

Best Cinematography
Afterglow, Sweetgrass Productions
Almost Ablaze, Teton Gravity Research
Dream Line, Endlessflow Films
Ten and Two, Stept Productions

Best Documentary
#skigoodmoneywillcome, Legs of Steel
Dream Line, Endlessflow Films
From The Road, Fisher Creative
Out on a Limb, T.Bar Films

Movie of the Year
Almost Ablaze, Teton Gravity Research
Dream Line, Endlessflow Films
Pretty Faces, Unicorn Picnic Productions
Ten and Two, Stept Productions