/ Posted on Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Breakthrough Performer. To win it means you’ve produced a segment that will stand the test of time. Past winners are a list of “who’s who” in the ski film world, including Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Ingrid Backstrom, Pep Fujas, Dana Flahr, Kye Petersen, Ian McIntosh, and Sean Pettit. With the 2013 POWDER Awards presented by Icelantic Glacial right around the corner, we caught up with the last three Breakthrough winners to discuss the award, what it means, and who might take the award home at the show on Thursday, January 17, in Park City, Utah.
/ Posted on Thursday, January 3, 2013
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (January 3, 2013) – With just two weeks remaining until the 13th annual Powder Awards presented by Icelandic Glacial natural spring water, POWDER magazine is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2013 show. The prestigious event will take place for the first time ever on opening night of the Sundance Film Festival at Park City Live in Park City, Utah. The event is open to the public this year with select tickets going on sale this Friday, Jan. 4 at PowderAwards.com.
/ Posted on Tuesday, January 1, 2013
The most coveted Powder Award each year is Movie of the Year. The films that have won in the past become instant classics, the go-tos for skiers everywhere. If it won this awards at the PVAs, it needs to be in your library. In 2012, the award went to the two-year film project All.I.Can. from Whistler-based Sherpas Cinema.
Known for their admitted unhealthy time-lapse obsession, co-directors Dave Mossop and Eric Crossland produced countless time-lapse sequences from fall to winter and winter to spring that not only capture the change of seasons, but also the transformation of our winter environments.
/ Posted on Monday, December 31, 2012
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (Dec. 27, 2012) – Voting for the 13th annual Powder Awards presented by Icelandic Glacial concludes January 2, 2013. The top skiers in the world, as voted by the fans, will be announced live from the opening night of the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, on January 17, 2013, with a live webcast at PowderAwards.com.
This year offers three simple ways to vote. Visit PowderAwards.com, click on “VOTE” and enter the names of your top 10 male and top five female skiers. Or, submit a vote via Twitter or Instagram by naming or picturing the athlete you’re voting for and including the hashtag #PowderAwardsVote.
/ Posted on Friday, December 28, 2012
In 2011, after 11 years of Powder Video Awards, only two people had finished first in the Reader Poll: that’d be Shane McConkey and Seth Morrison. But that year, behind the support of the Newschoolers community, urban and slopestyle phenom Tom Wallisch received nearly twice as many first place votes as second place finisher Morrison
/ Posted on Thursday, December 27, 2012
We’ve only given out one lifetime achievement award, so we chose carefully. The one and only went to ski film legend Warren Miller
Miller, who came in from Montana for the show, was, as usual full of advice and wisdom. He told us how we should all ski like McConkey and gave some insight into how he first started making movies and scamming lift tickets. He also gave us hope for the future. “Take your age, subtract it from 85,” he said. “That’s how many good years you have left.”
/ Posted on Wednesday, December 26, 2012
“I’ve looked at that face before and turned around, thinking there was no real way to ski it,” said 2003 Powder Awards Best Male Performance winner Mike Douglas. He was referring to the monstrous pillow-laden face at Mica Heliskiing that 24-year-old Tanner Hall popped down as if he was on pogo-stick, earning him Best Line and respect.
/ Posted on Monday, December 24, 2012
Mark Abma doesn’t remember much from the 2007 Powder Awards (“I guess I had a little too much fun later that evening,” he says). But he definitely won’t forget winning Best Male Performance for his role in Matchstick Productions’ Push, which won movie of the year.
/ Posted on Friday, December 21, 2012
Some things come full circle. In 2006, J.P Auclair won best P.O.V. for his segment in Poor Boyz Production’s War. Last year, he won it again for his seminal street shoot in All.I.Can. War won movie of the year, too.
/ Posted on Thursday, December 20, 2012
“I don’t know if it was three or four turns,” remembers Ingrid Backstrom about her jaw-dropping, super-G descent in Bella Coola, British Columbia, during filming for Matchstick Productions Yearbook. “I was just stoked that I was heli skiing alongside Shane McConkey and everything—the snow, weather, and crew—lined up so perfectly.”