PVA News

  • By:Mike Rogge

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

    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.

  • By:John Clary Davies

    The 12 Days of PVAs: 2003′s “The Dizzouglas”

    During the 2003 Winter X Games, Mike Douglas and Chris Davenport got a call. They were in Aspen announcing the ski events. But they really needed to be in Las Vegas for the Powder Video Awards, said the voice on the line. The thing was, they had an X Games meeting at noon the same day, and an event to call the next morning. “It seemed impossible,” says Douglas. But at the last minute, David Perry from Aspen/Snowmass hired a private plane to take them to Vegas and back. “It was a surreal 24 hours.”

    Douglas arrived in style. In mockery of the obnoxious ski fashions at the time, He showed up in a gold Adidas basketball jersey, gold sweatpants, sideways hat with do-rag underneath, a gold $ chain, and attitude.

  • By:Heather Hansman

    What happened at the Second Annual Powder Awards?

    2002 was the beginning of the decade-long, two-man battle for Best Male Skier. Shane McConkey won the award at the inaugural PVAs, but in year two, Seth Morrison took in away from him. Seth and Shane would duke it out for the award until 2011, when an Internet-famous kid from Pennsylvania got the power of Newschoolers behind him and took it away.

  • By:John Stifter

    Twelve Years of Powder Awards

    The 13th annual Powder Awards presented by Icelandic Glacial kick off in Park City, Utah, January 17 at the Park City Live music venue. The annual red-carpet event that celebrates filmmakers, skiers, and photographers has taken on several different locations and iterations the last 12 years, so we’re looking back at the highlights.

    The first annual Powder Video Awards and Reader Poll in 2001 was held in a Las Vegas night club. “It was an awesome night,” remembers former POWDER Editor Keith Carlsen, who conceived the event. “We couldn’t afford the club for the entire night and it was a hip-hop club, so the place was overrun as we were finishing up. It became a bunch of white skiers mixed it up with a hard-hitting Vegas club scene.”

  • By:Powder Magazine


    SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (December 3, 2012) – The Powder Awards presented by Icelandic Glacial has been hosted in Las Vegas and Aspen over the years, and this year is heading to Park City Live in Park City, Utah, on January 17, 2013. Home to three resorts—Canyons, Park City Mountain Resort, and Deer Valley—skiing is at the heart of the small mountain town’s allure and the ideal venue for the 13th annual Powder Awards.

  • By:Powder Magazine

    Vote for the 2013 POWDER Awards Reader Poll

    You’ve got opinions, right? The 2013 POWDER Awards are coming up, and you, the reader, have an important role in how the night turns out. As tradition dictates, readers are asked to vote for their favorite men and women athletes in the Reader Poll by voting online at www.PowderAwards.com, or by tweeting, or posting an Instagram photo and tagging it #PowderAwardsVote. So make your voice heard, and see who wins on the night of January 17, 2013. Will Tom Wallisch and Ingrid Backstrom keep their places at the top of your list, or will someone new knock them off the podium?

  • By:Powder Magazine

    Powder Awards Recognizes Biggest Names in Skiing

    ‘All.I.Can.’, Pettit, Backstrom, Wallisch and White Earn Top Honors for 2012

  • By:GrindMedia Events


    The Powder Awards returns to the historic Hotel Jerome in Aspen, CO for 2012.

  • By:Powder Magazine

    Tom Wallisch: A Walk in the Park

    Five years after Wallisch’s breakthrough ‘Superunknown’ edit, another edit from Jiberish

  • By:Powder Magazine

    Powder Announces Nominees for 2012 Powder Awards

    Awards to be presented Jan. 25 in Aspen, Colo., and broadcast live at PowderAwards.com