“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.
Hall’s diverse grip of the ski world took hold at the 2008 Powder Awards at Aspen’s Hotel Jerome. The precocious park skier answered the call of nearly every ski-industry vet, proclaiming, “If he only skied powder and big mountains, then we’d find out how good a skier he really is.”
In his all-around-awesome segment in Believe, which won Movie of the Year against the likes of Nimbus Independent’s Idea, Hall won his second Best Male Performance award.
Seth Morrison won the Reader Poll for the second consecutive year, while Ingrid Backstrom not only won Reader Poll (again) but also won Best Female Performance for the third time for her segment in Matchstick Productions’ Seven Sunny Days.
Also, Kye Petersen officially landed on the ski-film scene, winning Breakthrough Performance for his big, stylie airs and hard-charging performances in Believe and TGR.
To vote for your favorite skiers in the 13th annual Reader Poll, go to PowderAwards.com or vote via Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #PowderAwardsVote.