The 15th Annual Powder Poll 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 35 male and 15 female skiers they selected to aid you in your vote. But that doesn’t mean these 50 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 five women at the bottom of the page. The skiers with the most votes will be announced at the 15th annual Powder Awards in Salt Lake City on December 5.

After votes are submitted, POWDER will give away prizes from GoPro to a few lucky voters who complete the ballot. One ballot per person. See Official Rules. Voting ends 10/31/14 at 11:59pm PDT.

Thanks for your vote, and powder to the people.

  • MEN
  • WOMEN

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

Cam Riley
IG: @Cam_Riley

HOME:

Boulder, CO

DOB:

1988

KNOWN FOR:

Annual urban creativity with Stept Productions.

Candide Thovex
@CandideThovex

HOME:

La Clusaz, France

DOB:

5/22/82

KNOWN FOR:

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

POWDER AWARDS HISTORY:

• 2014 Men’s Reader Poll #4
• 2013 Best Male Performance: Few Words, Process Films; Full Throttle: Few Words, Process Films; Best Documentary: Few Words, Process Films

Chris Benchetler
@ChrisBenchetler

HOME:

Mammoth, CA

DOB:

11/13/86

KNOWN FOR:

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

Chris Rubens

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.

Clayton Vila
IG: claytonvila

HOME:

Block Island, Rhode Island

DOB:

3/14/83

KNOWN FOR:

Tireless urban skiing effort and style with Stept Productions

POWDER AWARDS HISTORY:

• 2013 Best Jib: The Eighty Six – Stept

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 #6
• 2011 Movie of the Year: The Way I See It – MSP

Dana Flahr
@DanaFlahr

HOME:

Whistler, B.C.

DOB:

12/15/81

KNOWN FOR:

Annual, stylish big mountain assaults with Teton Gravity Research.

POWDER AWARDS HISTORY:

• 2012 Movie of the Year: All.I.Can.-Sherpas Cinema
• 2011 Full Throttle: Light The Wick-TGR
• 2006 Breakthrough Performance, Anomaly, TGR

Dane Tudor
@danetudor

HOME:

Rossland, B.C.

DOB:

6/2/89

KNOWN FOR:

Can do it all-from big air to big lines.

Drew Tabke
@drewtabke

HOME:

Seattle, WA

DOB:

5/29/84

KNOWN FOR:

2013 Freeride World Tour champion; journeyman; writer

POWDER AWARDS HISTORY:

• 2014 Men’s Reader Poll #6

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:

• 2014 Men’s Reader Poll #5, 2013 Men’s Reader Poll #4, 2012 Men’s Reader Poll #9
• 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

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
• 2013 Movie of the Year: Sunny, Level 1 Productions

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.

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 #7, 2012 Men’s Reader Poll #10
• 2013 Men’s Reader Poll #7, 2012 Men’s Reader Poll #10
• Best Manmade Air: The Education of Style – IMC

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

Johnny Collinson
IG: @JohnCollinson

HOME:

Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah

DOB:

3/29/1992

KNOWN FOR:

Combining mountaineering and big-mountain skills with style and creativity.

Joss Christensen
@JossChristensen

HOME:

Park City, Utah

DOB:

12/20/91

KNOWN FOR:

A gold medal at the inaugural Olympic slopestyle event.

J.P. Auclair
@AuclairJP

HOME:

Ste. Foy, Quebec

DOB:

8/22/77

KNOWN FOR:

Legend.

POWDER AWARDS HISTORY:

• 2014 Men’s Powder Poll #7
• 2012 Best P.O.V.: All.I.Can.,Sherpas Cinema; Movie of the Year: All.I.Can.,Sherpas Cinema

Karl Fostvedt
IG: @crazy_karl

HOME:

Ketchum, ID

DOB:

1992

KNOWN FOR:

Crazy Carl urban skiing audacity with Poor Boyz and Toy Soldiers

Kye Petersen
IG: @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

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 #8, 2013 Men’s Reader Poll #8
• 2011 Movie of the Year: The Way I See It

Max Hammer
IG: @A_MaxHammer

HOME:

Jackson, Wyoming

DOB:

1/29/88/p>

KNOWN FOR:

Low budget, resort segment for TGR’s Co-Lab; versatile Teton shredding.

Nick McNutt
@Nick_McNutt

HOME:

Whistler, B.C.

DOB:

Unknown

KNOWN FOR:

High proficiency at landing backwards in powder.

Parker White
IG: @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

Pep Fujas
@PepFujas

HOME:

Salt Lake City, UT

DOB:

11/22/82

KNOWN FOR:

Putting skiing style on the map.

POWDER AWARDS HISTORY:

• 2014 Men’s Reader Poll #9

Richard Permin

HOME:

Lyon, France

DOB:

5/9/85

KNOWN FOR:

Spins and airs on big lines.

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 #4, 2013 Men’s Reader Poll #5, 2012 Men’s Reader Poll #3, 2011 Men’s Reader Poll #3
• 2011 Best Male Performance: Light the Wick – TGR, Best Natural Air: Light the Wick – TGR

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 #9
• 2011 Best Manmade Air – Revolver – PBP
• Gold: 2013 X Games Real Ski Backcountry

Sander Hadley
@SanderHadley

HOME:

Salt Lake City, Utah

DOB:

12/23/92

KNOWN FOR:

Breakthrough last season for being a champion of the resort skiing experience; wise beyond his years.

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 #2, 2013 Men’s Reader Poll #3, 2012 Men’s Reader Poll #2, 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: The Way I See It – MSP

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

Tanner Hall
@TannerHall

HOME:

Park City, UT

DOB:

10/26/86

KNOWN FOR:

Being Tanner.

POWDER AWARDS HISTORY:

• 2013 Men’s Reader Poll #9
• 2012 Men’s Reader Poll #8
• 2011 Men’s Reader Poll #7
• 2011 Best Documentary: Like a Lion – IMC

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

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 #10

Wiley Miller
@WileyMiller

HOME:

Billings, Montana

DOB:

7/19/84

KNOWN FOR:

His ESPN Real Ski edits that showcase his unique style.

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