FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR 2013 POWDER AWARDS
PRESENTED BY ICELANDIC GLACIAL

Awards to be Presented Jan. 17 Live from Park City, Utah, and Broadcast at PowderAwards.com #PowderAwards

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.

Photo: Adam Clark

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

“After receiving nominee clips from 20-plus filmmakers, a comprehensive panel of judges has viewed hours of footage and the votes have been tallied,” says POWDER Editor John Stifter. “We’re pleased to announce the 2013 nominees and are eager to award winners at the show in Park City.”

Official 2013 Powder Awards presented by Icelandic Glacial nominees:

Best Line
Pep Fujas – WE – Poor Boyz Productions
Parker White – Sunny – Level 1 Productions
Corey Felton and Topher Plimpton – Because – Two Plank Productions
Erik Hjorleifson – Superheroes of Stoke – MSP Films

Best Powder
Chatter Creek – Superheroes of Stoke – MSP Films
Griffin Post and Todd Ligare – The Dream Factory – Teton Gravity Research
Jay Peak – No Matter What – Meathead Films
Erik Roner – The Dream Factory – Teton Gravity Research

Best Natural Air
Sean Pettit – WE – Poor Boyz Productions
Tim Durtschi – The Dream Factory – Teton Gravity Research
Parker White – Sunny – Level 1 Productions
Max Hammer – The Dream Factory – Teton Gravity Research

Best Manmade Air
Russ Henshaw – Superheroes of Stoke - MSP Films
Henrik Harlaut – The Education of Style - Inspired Media Concepts
Karl Fostvedt – WE – Poor Boyz Productions
Dana Flahr – The Dream Factory - Teton Gravity Research

Best Jib
Clayton Vila – The Eighty Six – Stept Productions
Tom Wallisch – Sunny – Level 1 Productions
Will Wesson – No Matter What – Meathead Films
Leigh Powis – WE – Poor Boyz Productions

Best P.O.V.
Dana Flahr – The Dream Factory – Teton Gravity Research
Corey Felton and Topher Plimpton – Because – Two Plank Productions
Mike Henituk – WE – Poor Boyz Productions
Russ Henshaw – Superheroes of Stoke – MSP Films

Best Cinematography Presented by GoPro
The Eighty Six – Stept Productions
Few Words – Process Films
Sunny - Level 1 Productions
The Dream Factory - Teton Gravity Research

Best Editing
Act Natural – Toy Soldier Productions
Superheroes of Stoke – MSP Films
Sunny - Level 1 Productions
The Eighty Six - Stept Productions

Best Female Performance
Michelle Parker – Superheroes of Stoke – MSP Films
Angel Collinson – The Dream Factory - Teton Gravity Research
Elyse Saugstad – Kill Your Boredom – Voleurz
Ingrid Backstrom – Superheroes of Stoke – MSP Films

Best Male Performance
Eric Hjorleifson – Superheroes of Stoke – MSP Films
Candide Thovex -Few Words – Process Films
Sean Pettit – WE - Poor Boyz Productions
Dash Longe -The Dream Factory – Teton Gravity Research

Best Documentary
Tempting Fear – Switchback Entertainment
Choose Your Own Adventure – Powderwhore Productions
Few Words – Process Films

Movie of the Year
The Dream Factory – Teton Gravity Research
The Eighty Six – Stept Productions
Few Words – Process Films
Sunny – Level 1 Productions

Awards will also be presented for Full Throttle presented by Icelandic Glacial and Breakthrough Performer and Best Web Series, as well as Reader Poll honors for the top 10 men and five women as voted on by fans and POWDER readers.

Kicking off the opening night of the Sundance Film Festival, the biggest night in skiing will honor the world’s best skiers, filmmakers, and photographers with a celebration extraordinaire at Park City Live on Jan. 17. Attendance is open to the public who purchase tickets and a live-streaming webcast will begin at 7 p.m. (MST) at PowderAwards.com. A limited number of tickets will go on sale this Friday, Jan. 4 exclusively at PowderAwards.com for $10. All ticket proceeds benefit the Wasatch Backcountry Rescue (WBRescue.com). Tickets will be available for pick up at Will Call at the Park City Live venue the night of the show. Doors will open to ticket holders at 7 p.m. before the live show starts at 8 p.m.

For Media credentials and registration, contact Dawn Hamilton at dhamilton@khpublicrelations.com.

Click-in to PowderAwards.com for more information, follow Powder on Facebook Facebook.com/PowderMag and Twitter @PowderMagazine and start the conversation with #PowderAwards.

Special thanks to presenting sponsor Icelandic Glacial, as well as supporting sponsors GoPro, Kru82 Vodka, Paradigm Audio, and Red Bull.

About Icelandic Glacial Natural Spring Water
Born and bottled in Ölfus, Iceland, Icelandic Glacial is the world’s first certified CarbonNeutral® natural spring bottled water for both product and operations. An environmental pioneer in the industry, Icelandic Glacial uses 100% natural green energy in the form of geothermal and hydroelectric power to fuel production, delivering a super-premium bottled water from pristine Iceland to consumers while maintaining a “net zero” carbon footprint. The source of Icelandic Glacial is Iceland’s legendary Ölfus Spring, a naturally replenished catchment zone formed during a massive volcanic eruption more than 5,000 years ago. The Spring has been deemed certifiably sustainable by Zenith International, Europe’s leading food and drinks consultancy. The Ölfus Spring produces water so pure that nothing is added or taken away. As a result, Icelandic Glacial possesses exceptional balance that is the envy of the industry, featuring a naturally occurring low mineral content and naturally high alkaline pH level of 8.4. As a testament to its exceptional purity, Icelandic Glacial was chosen by Parfums Christian Dior as the exclusive hydration method to be used in their Diorsnow line of skin-lightening beauty products to be released in 2012. Icelandic Glacial is distributed in the United States by Anheuser-Busch, which took a 20 percent ownership stake in the company in July 2007. For more information about Icelandic Glacial, visit www.icelandicglacial.com. Follow us on Twitter @IcelandicWater and Facebook.com/IcelandicGlacial

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