Best Powder
Tobi Reindl, Paddy Graham, Thomas Hlawitschka, and Sven Kueenle
Nothing Else Matters
Legs of Steel

The 2010-2011 winter as all-time. It snowed around 800 inches in Tahoe and Little Cottonwood Canyon and 558 inches at Jackson Hole. So there was plenty of snow to go around for a number of Best Powder nominees. Level 1 found bottomless nirvana in Japan, Powderwhores Noah Howell and Andy Jacobson came up with white beards in the film Breaking Trail, and practically every professional Canadian skier in the land made the cut in an extensive and all-embracing powder segment in All.I.Can.

Despite those impressive clips, the winner of the Best Powder award went to the cast of Legs of Steel’s Nothing Else Matters for having the most well-rounded segment. The Euros combined Level 1’s playfulness with the gopher pow in All.I.Can. and tied it all together with a heavy metal soundtrack that makes the viewer want to book the next flight to St. Anton.