The 2012 Reader Poll represents the voice of the most passionate readers in all of ski media. With thousands of votes tallied, this year’s poll was the tightest ever. Capturing his second consecutive Reader Poll victory, Tom Wallisch rode strong segments in Level 1 and 4bi9, and a recent string of Winter Dew Tour victories into the top spot. Wallisch becomes only the second person to win more than one Reader Poll, joining Seth Morrison and the late Shane McConkey (McConkey unseated Morrison only once in the poll’s 12-year history).

Tom Wallisch. Photo: Reddick/Taylor/Smith