The 17th Annual Powder Poll presented by Toyota, invites you, the skier, to choose the best representatives of the sport. To narrow down the field, we enlisted the help of the Powder Poll Expert Panel, which included a diverse batch of groms, pros, salty veterans, writers, photographers, and cinematographers. The result is a list of 40 male and 20 female skiers they selected to aid you in your vote. But that doesn’t mean these 60 skiers are the only eligible vote getters. We’re allowing one write-in vote for any skier—male or female—you think we overlooked. Check out the athlete bios below, then choose the top 10 men and top 10 women at the bottom of the page. The skiers with the most votes will be announced at the 17th annual Powder Awards in Breckenridge, CO on December 8.

Voting ends 11/4/16 at 11:59pm PDT.

Thanks for your vote, and powder to the people.

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  • WOMEN
Thayne Rich

Thayne Rich

Thayne Rich (@t_hayne)

HOME: Salt Lake City, UT

KNOWN FOR: Unmatched enthusiasm for the mountains; smooth, flowing style

Will Wesson

Will Wesson

Will Wesson (@willwesson)

HOME: Victor, NY

DOB: 7/11/1986

KNOWN FOR: Line Skis ambassador; park/urban master

POWDER AWARDS HISTORY: Best Jib 2009, Head for the Hills, Meathead Films

Todd Ligare

Todd Ligare

Todd Ligare (@toddligare)

HOME: Park City, UT

DOB: 1/11/1982

KNOWN FOR: Appearances in TGR flicks; competitor in inaugural Ski Town Hair Down

Dash Longe

Dash Longe

Dash Longe (@dash_longe)

HOME: Lake Tahoe, CA

DOB: 6/27/1985

KNOWN FOR: Hitting big mountain lines and backcountry booters

Mark Abma

Mark Abma

Mark Abma (@MarkAbma)

HOME: Pemberton, B.C.

DOB: 3/3/80

KNOWN FOR: His B.C. big-mountain style and deep blue eyes.

POWDER AWARDS HISTORY: 2014 Men’s Reader Poll; 2013 Men’s Reader Poll; 2011 Movie of the Year, The Way I See It; Best Natural Air 2010, In Deep, MSP; Best Powder 2009; Best Male Performance 2007, Push, MSP M

Chris Benchetler

Chris Benchetler

Chris Benchetler (@ChrisBenchetler)

HOME: Mammoth, CA

DOB: 11/13/86

KNOWN FOR: Floaty, creative style; butters; his pro model; Nimbus edits.

POWDER AWARDS HISTORY: Photo of the Year 2008

Sammy Carlson

Sammy Carlson

Sammy Carlson (@SammyCskiing)

HOME: Hood River, OR

DOB: 1/11/89

KNOWN FOR: A versatile game from park to powder to pillows-all with smooth style.

POWDER AWARDS HISTORY: 2013 Men’s Reader Poll; 2011 Best Manmade Airm Revolver, PBP; Gold, 2013 X Games Real Ski Backcountry; 2012 Photo of the Year

Phil Casabon

Phil Casabon

Phil Casabon(@casablunt)

HOME: Vallee Du Parc, Quebec

DOB: 7/19/89

KNOWN FOR: A style all his own.

POWDER AWARDS HISTORY: Best Jib 2014, Oil and Water, Armada

Sage Cattabriga-Alosa

Sage Cattabriga-Alosa

Sage Cattabriga-Alosa (@sageadventure)

HOME: Portland, OR

DOB: 12/27/79

KNOWN FOR: One of the most creative skiers on the planet; perennial, great TGR segments.

POWDER AWARDS HISTORY: 2014 Best Powder; 2014 Men’s Reader Poll; 2013 Men’s Reader Poll; 2012 Men’s Reader Poll; 2011 Men’s Reader Poll; 2011 Best Male Performance, Light the Wick,TGR; Best Natural Air, Light the Wick, TGR

Johnny Collinson

Johnny Collinson

Johnny Collinson(@JohnCollinson)

HOME: Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah

DOB: 3/29/1992

KNOWN FOR: Combining mountaineering and big-mountain skills with style and creativity.

POWDER AWARDS HISTORY: Best Powder 2015, Almost Ablaze, TGR

Tim Durtschi

Tim Durtschi

Tim Durtschi (@TimDurtschi)

HOME: Salt Lake City, UT

DOB: 1/26/86

KNOWN FOR: His colorful acceptance speech at the 2013 Powder Awards after winning best male performance; a well-rounded game of big air and style in big mountains.

POWDER AWARDS HISTORY: 2014 Best Natural Air, Supervention, Field Productions; 2014 Best Male Performance, Way of Life, Teton Gravity Research; Best Jib 2010, Everyday is a Saturday, Poor Boyz Productions; Best Manmade Air 2010, Everyday is a Saturday, Poor Boyz Productions

Karl Fostvedt

Karl Fostvedt

Karl Fostvedt (@crazy_karl)

HOME: Ketchum, ID

DOB: 1992

KNOWN FOR: Crazy Carl urban skiing audacity with Poor Boyz and Toy Soldiers

Pep Fujas

Pep Fujas

Pep Fujas (@PepFujas)

HOME: Salt Lake City, UT

DOB: 11/22/82

KNOWN FOR: Putting skiing style on the map.

POWDER AWARDS HISTORY: 2014, 2005-2009 Men’s Reader Poll apperances; Best Air, Contrast, Nimbus Independant; Breakthrough Performance 2004

Tanner Hall

Tanner Hall

Tanner Hall (@TannerHall)

HOME: Park City, UT

DOB: 10/26/86

KNOWN FOR: Being Tanner.

POWDER AWARDS HISTORY: 2013 Men’s Reader Poll; 2012 Men’s Reader Poll #8; 2011 Men’s Reader Poll #7; 2011 Best Documentary, Like a Lion, IMC; Best Performance by a Male 2008, Believe, Red Bull Moving Images; Best Line, Believe, Red Bull Moving Images; Best Slam 2006

Henrik Harlaut

Henrik Harlaut

Henrik Harlaut (@HenrikHarlaut)

HOME: Are, Sweden

DOB: 8/14/91

KNOWN FOR: Style; his perfect score in the 2013 X Games Big Air.

POWDER AWARDS HISTORY: 2013 Men’s Reader Poll; 2012 Men’s Reader Poll; 2013 Men’s Reader Poll; 2012 Men’s Reader Poll; Best Manmade Air 2013, The Education of Style, IMC

Eric Hjorleifson

Eric Hjorleifson

Eric Hjorleifson (@EricHjorleifson)

HOME: Whistler, B.C.

DOB: 3/14/83

KNOWN FOR: Skiing really fast and good in big mountains on very personalized equipment.

POWDER AWARDS HISTORY: 2008-2015 Men’s Reader Poll appearances; 2013 Best Line, Superheroes of Stoke, MSP; 2012 Movie of the Year, All.I.Can., Sherpas Cinemas; 2011 Movie of the Year, The Way I See It, MSP; 2008 Full Throttle Award;

Ian McIntosh

Ian McIntosh

Ian McIntosh (@imcintoshski)

HOME: Pemberton, B.C.

DOB: 10/1/81

KNOWN FOR: Burly big boy straight lines.

POWDER AWARDS HISTORY: 2011 Best Line, Light the Wick, TGR

Nick McNutt

Nick McNutt

Nick McNutt (@Nick_McNutt)

HOME: Whistler, B.C.

DOB: Unknown

KNOWN FOR: High proficiency at landing backwards in powder.

POWDER AWARDS HISTORY: Breakthrough Performance 2015

Wiley Miller

Wiley Miller

Wiley Miller (@WileyMiller)

HOME: Billings, Montana

DOB: 7/19/84

KNOWN FOR: His ESPN Real Ski edits that showcase his unique style.

Seth Morrison

Seth Morrison

Seth Morrison (@sethmorrison1)

HOME: Crested Butte, CO

DOB: 11/30/73

KNOWN FOR: Being Seth.

POWDER AWARDS HISTORY: 2014 Men’s Reader Poll #1; 2013 Men’s Reader Poll #2; 2012 Men’s Reader Poll #4; 2011 Men’s Reader Poll #2; 2012 Best Cinematography: The Ordinary Skier; Full Throttle Award 2009; Best Natural Air, Anomaly, TGR

Callum Pettit

Callum Pettit

Callum Pettit (@SnoopCali)

HOME: Whistler, B.C.

DOB: 7/27/92

KNOWN FOR: The cerebral brother; a dramatic, breakout performance in Sherpas’ 2013 release Into the Mind

POWDER AWARDS HISTORY: 2014 Full Throttle for Sherpas’ Into the Mind; 2014 Best Line for Sherpas’Into the Mind

Sean Pettit

Sean Pettit

Sean Pettit @seanpettit

HOME: Whistler, B.C.

DOB: 7/27/92

KNOWN FOR: Best natural air game in the game, ie: 80-foot 7’s

POWDER AWARDS HISTORY: 2014 Best Manmade Air, Tracing Skylines, Poor Boyz Productions; 2014 Men’s Reader Poll; 2013 Men’s Reader Poll; 2012 Men’s Reader Poll; 2011 Men’s Reader Poll #8; 2013 Best Natural Air, WE, Poor Boyz Productions; 2012 Best Male Performance, Attack of La Nina, MSP; 2011 Best Powder, The Way I See It, MSP; Movie of the Year 2011, The Way I See It, MSP

Kye Petersen

Kye Petersen

Kye Petersen (@KyePetersen)

HOME: Whistler, B.C.

DOB: 1/18/90

KNOWN FOR: Absurd, hard-charging big-mountain lines, especially in Sherpas’ Into the Mind.

POWDER AWARDS HISTORY: 2012 Full Throttle, All.I.Can., Sherpas Cinema; Best Natural Air, All.I.Can., Sherpas Cinema; Breakthrough Performer of the Year 2008; Best Humor 2005; Powder Poll 2012

Eric Pollard

Eric Pollard

Eric Pollard (@nimbusindpndnt)

HOME: Parkdale, OR

DOB: 11/30/82

KNOWN FOR: Art; putting skiing style on the map.

POWDER AWARDS HISTORY: 2013 Men’s Reader Poll #10, appearances in 2007-2009; 2013 Movie of the Year, Sunny, Level 1 Productions; Best Natural Air 2008, Idea, Eric Iberg/PBP;

Griffin Post

Griffin Post

Griffin Post (@GriffPost)

HOME: Jackson, WY

DOB: 8/5/83

KNOWN FOR: Last year’s assault on the Middle Teton; Freeride World Tour and Teton Gravity Research journeyman; writer.

Cam Riley

Cam Riley

Cam Riley (@Cam_Riley)

HOME: Boulder, CO

DOB: 1988

KNOWN FOR: Annual urban creativity with Stept Productions.

Chris Rubens

Chris Rubens

Chris Rubens (@chrisrubens)

HOME: Revelstoke, B.C.

DOB: 9/11/84

KNOWN FOR: Longtime Salomon Freeski TV skier who knows his way around a pillow line; segments with Sherpas.

Cody Townsend

Cody Townsend

Cody Townsend (@codytownsend)

HOME: Squaw Valley, CA

DOB: 3/14/83

KNOWN FOR: Long-time MSP skier that charges hard without losing his sense of humor.

POWDER AWARDS HISTORY: 2013 Men’s Reader Poll; 2011 Movie of the Year, The Way I See It, MSP

Candide Thovex

Candide Thovex

Candide Thovex (@CandideThovex)

HOME: La Clusaz, France

DOB: 5/22/82

Winning pretty much everything you can in the sport of skiing.

POWDER AWARDS HISTORY: 2014 Men’s Reader Poll; 2013 Best Male Performance, Few Words, Process Films; Full Throttle Award 2013, Few Words, Process Films; Best Documentary, Few Words, Process Films; Best Jib 2006, War, Poor Boyz Productions, Best Trick 2005, Yearbook, MSP; Best Trick 2001, Further, TGR

Tom Wallisch

Tom Wallisch

Tom Wallisch (@TWallisch)

HOME: Salt Lake City, UT

DOB:10/2/87

KNOWNN FOR: Grace and style in slopestyle; the people’s skier.

POWDER AWARDS HISTORY: 2013 Movie of the Year, Sunny, Level 1 Productions; 2011-2013 #1 in Men’s Reader Poll; 2014 Men’s Reader Poll

Parker White

Parker White

Parker White (@QuailJones)

HOME: Dorset, VT

DOB: 5/29/91

KNOWN FOR: A versatile game dripping with style; the classiest POWDER cover in awhile.

POWDER AWARDS HISTORY: 2012 Movie of the Year, Sunny, Level 1 Productions; 2012 Breakthrough Performer, After Dark , Level 1 Productions

Tanner Rainville

Tanner Rainville

Tanner Rainville (@tannerrainville)

HOME: West Bolton, VT

DOB: 10/2/1985

KNOWN FOR: Appearing in Level 1 Productions films, “Pleasure” and “Less”

POWDER AWARDS HISTORY: Best Powder 2008, Realtime, Level 1 Productions

Jeremie Heitz

Jeremie Heitz

Jeremie Heitz (@jeremieheitz)

HOME: Les Marécottes, Switzerland

DOB: 9/28/1989

KNOWN FOR:Two year film project, La Liste; Freeride World Tour podium appearances; balls of steel

Dylan Hood

Dylan Hood

Dylan Hood (@hoodylan)

HOME: Parkdale, OR

DOB: 11/23/1983

KNOWN FOR: Backcountry badassery, pillow lines, air time like none other

POWDER AWARDS HISTORY: Best Powder 2014

Gus Kenworthy

Gus Kenworthy

Gus Kenworthy (@guskenworthy)

HOME: Telluride, CO

DOB: 10/1/1991

KNOWN FOR: 6x World Champion; 5x X Games medalist; Olympic Slopestyle silver medal

Julian Carr

Julian Carr

Julian Carr (@juliancarr)

HOME: Salt Lake City, UT

KNOWN FOR: Launching the biggest airs in skiing

POWDER AWARDS HISTORY: Photo of the Year 2008

Marcus Caston

Marcus Caston

Marcus Caston (@marcuscaston)

HOME: Salt Lake City, UT

DOB: 9/28/1988

KNOWN FOR: First-ever champion of Powder’s Ski Town Hair Down; coach at Party Beach Ski Camps; appearances in ski movies, including Warren Miller’s “Here, There, and Everywhere”

Chris Davenport

Chris Davenport

Chris Davenport (@steepskiing)

HOME: Aspen, CO

DOB: 1/4/1971

KNOWN FOR: Skiing all 54 14ers in Colorado in under one year; Red Bull “Faces of Dav” video series; ski guide in Portillo, Chile

POWDER AWARDS HISTORY: Powder Reader’s Poll 2005-2007

Bobby Brown

Bobby Brown

Bobby Brown (@bobby_brown1)

HOME: Breckenridge, CO

DOB: 6/5/1991

KNOWN FOR: Big airs, lots of spins; pioneer of new tricks; Back to back X Games Gold Medals

POWDER AWARDS HISTORY: Powder Reader’s Poll 2012

David Wise

David Wise

David Wise (@mrdavidwise)

HOME: Reno, NV

DOB: 6/30/1990

KNOWN FOR: Olympic appearance in Sochi; World Record—Highest Air off a Hip at Suzuki Nine Knights

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