It's known as the biggest party in skiing for a reason. Don't miss it.

It’s known as the biggest party in skiing for a reason. Don’t miss it.

With just a few weeks away from the biggest night in skiing, POWDER is pleased to announce the official 14th Annual Powder Awards nominees. The show, which will be live at The Depot in Salt Lake City, Utah, on December 6, is open to the public. Industry Guest Invites are available now, with a mandatory $12 donation, exclusively through the POWDER Store. Limited admission is available so secure your invite today, with proceeds from donations benefiting the Wasatch Backcountry Rescue.

A judging panel that included the POWDER staff, ski-industry veterans, photographers, filmmakers, and ski-film savants reviewed 30-plus film entries to determine the nominees.

The winners will be revealed on December 6 at The Depot in Salt Lake City during the show.

“This was one of the most challenging years to be a judge of the Powder Awards,” says POWDER Editor John Stifter. “Between Best Jib and Best Line alone, we had more deliberation with the panel than ever. Add in Best Female, Best Male, and Movie of the Year, and it’s a stacked lineup of nominees. I can’t wait for the public’s reaction to the winners in Salt Lake City, as it really speaks to the high level of skiing and cinematography in our sport.”

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OFFICIAL 14TH ANNUAL POWDER AWARDS NOMINEES:

Photo of the Year
Jim Morrison, Chamonix, France
Photographer: Christian Pondella

Tim McChesney, Salt Lake City, Utah
Photographer: Erik Seo/4bi9

Samuel Anthamatten, Lenzspitze, Switzerland
Photographer: Tero Repo

Caroline Gleich, Alta, Utah
Photographer: Liam Doran

Wiley Miller, Bralorne, British Columbia
Photographer: Blake Jorgenson/Level 1

Best Jib
Dale Talkington, Co-Lab, Teton Gravity Research
Max Morello, Tracing Skylines, Poor Boyz Productions
Cam Riley, Mutiny, Stept Productions
Karl Fostvedt, Tracing Skylines, Poor Boyz Productions

Best Manmade Air
Ahmet Dadali, Partly Cloudy, Level 1 Productions
Sean Pettit, Tracing Skylines, Poor Boyz Productions
Tom Wallisch, The Wallisch Project, Kyle Decker/The Bureau
Parker White, Partly Cloudy, Level 1 Productions

Best Natural Air
Callum Pettit, Into The Mind, Sherpas Cinema
Pep Fujas, Tracing Skylines, Poor Boyz Productions
Tim Durtschi, Supervention, Field Productions
Sean Pettit, Tracing Skylines, Poor Boyz Productions

Donations go to support Wasatch Backcountry Rescue, ie keeping these buddies gainfully employed and you safe in the Wasatch Mountains. PHOTO: WBR

Donations go to support Wasatch Backcountry Rescue, ie keeping these buddies gainfully employed and you safe in the Wasatch Mountains. PHOTO: WBR

Best Powder
Dylan Hood, Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, and Colter Hinchcliffe, Way Of Life, Teton Gravity Research
Åsmund Thorsen and James Heim, Supervention, Field Productions
Austin Ross, Rory Bushfield, and Eric Hjorleifson, Into The Mind, Sherpas Cinema
Eric Hjorleifson, Zack Giffin, and Jesse Hoffman, Valhalla, Sweetgrass Productions

Best Line
Åsmund Thorsen, Supervention, Field Productions
Callum Pettit, Into The Mind, Sherpas Cinema
Griffin Post, Way Of Life, Teton Gravity Research
Kye Petersen, Into The Mind, Sherpas Cinema

Best Female Performance
Elyse Saugstad, Co-Lab, Teton Gravity Research
Lexi Dupont, Tracing Skylines, Poor Boyz Productions
Ingrid Backstrom, Into The Mind, Sherpas Cinema
Angel Collinson, Way Of Life, Teton Gravity Research

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Best Male Performance
Kye Petersen, Into The Mind, Sherpas Cinema
Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Way Of Life, Teton Gravity Research
Tom Wallisch, The Wallisch Project, Kyle Decker/The Bureau
Tim Durtschi, Way Of Life, Teton Gravity Research
Sean Pettit, Tracing Skylines, Poor Boyz Productions

Best Short
Super Mom, Switchback Entertainment
The Wallisch Project, Kyle Decker/The Bureau
Happy Winter, Endlessflow
The Lost Season, Kyle Decker / Inspired Media Concepts

Best Editing
Mutiny, Stept Productions
Into The Mind, Sherpas Cinema
McConkey, MSP Films and Red Bull Media House
Valhalla, Sweetgrass Productions

Best Cinematography
Way Of Life, Teton Gravity Research
Into The Mind, Sherpas Cinema
Partly Cloudy, Level 1 Productions
Valhalla, Sweetgrass Productions

Best Documentary
CRJ: The Chronicle Of A Freeskiing Icon, 4FRNT Media
Legend of Aahhh’s, Greg Stump Productions
Winter’s Wind, Matt Herriger
McConkey, MSP Films and Red Bull House

Movie of the Year
Into The Mind, Sherpas Cinema
McConkey, MSP Films and Red Bull Media House
Supervention, Field Productions
Valhalla, Sweetgrass Productions

Visit the POWDER Store to make your donation and secure your invite to the biggest red-carpet event in skiing.

Special thanks to our presenting sponsors GoPro, Red Bull, Sierra Nevada Brewing, Ski Salt Lake, and Snowbird Resort.

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Media Contact:
Kate Gaeir
Public Relations for POWDER Magazine
(206) 334-0863
powder@powder.com

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