The 16th 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 5 women at the bottom of the page. The skiers with the most votes will be announced at the 16th annual Powder Awards in Salt Lake City on December 4.

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 11/4/15 at 11:59pm PDT.

Thanks for your vote, and powder to the people.

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

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.

Mitchell Brower

Mitchell Brower

Mitchell Brower (@mitchellbrower)

HOME: Salt Lake City, Utah

DOB: 12/8/89

KNOWN FOR: Winning Level 1’s Superunknown XI and his appearance in their current film, Small World.

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 #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

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

Phil Casabon

Phil Casabon

Phil Casabon(@casablunt)

HOME: Vallee Du Parc, Quebec

DOB: 7/19/89

KNOWN FOR: A style all his own.

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.

Josh Daiek

Josh Daiek

Josh Daiek (@joshdaiek)

HOME: South Lake Tahoe, California

DOB: 5/18/83

KNOWN FOR: Big mountain assaults in Blank.The Movie.

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

Dana Flahr

Dana Flahr

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

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 Men’s Reader Poll #9

Sander Hadley

Sander Hadley

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.

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

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 #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

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: • 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

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.

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

Richard Permin

Richard Permin

Richard Permin(@richardpermin)

HOME: Lyon, France

DOB: 5/9/85

KNOWN FOR: Spins and airs on big lines.

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 #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

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

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

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.

Drew Tabke

Drew Tabke

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

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 #6
• 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 #4
• 2013 Best Male Performance: Few Words, Process Films; Full Throttle: Few Words, Process Films; Best Documentary: Few Words, Process Films

Dave Treadway

Dave Treadway

Dave Treadway (@davetreadway1)

HOME: Mount Currie, B.C.

DOB: 10/29/84

KNOWN FOR: Smooth, big mountain style as showcased in new film, Conquering the Useless.

Dane Tudor

Dane Tudor

Dane Tudor (@danetudor)

HOME: Rossland, B.C.

DOB: 6/2/89

KNOWN FOR: Can do it all-from big air to big lines.

Clayton Vila

Clayton Vila

Clayton Vila (@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

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 #10

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

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