The Matchstick Productions crew. Photo: powderawards.com

The Matchstick Productions crew. Photo: powderawards.com

Now in its 16th year, the Powder Awards has grown to become one of the biggest nights in skiing, attracting a veritable who’s who of the industry—professional skiers, ski legends, ski film production crews, industry brands, media, non-affiliated celebrities (who may not even ski) and even the odd ski bum. And while the Powder Awards primarily highlights the best of the year’s ski films—like Movie of the Year and Best Male and Female Performance, for instance—the ceremonies also acknowledge our readers’ favorites with our annual Reader Poll. Hence, the all-inclusive celebration of skiing, and why everyone who’s anyone will drop-in to Salt Lake City this year for one big night in December. See for yourself, a selection of images from Powder Awards’ past.