The Powder Awards are coming to Salt Lake City on Friday to celebrate the year’s best cinematography, photography, and athletic achievement. It’s a who’s who of the industry, with professional skiers, ski legends, ski film production crews, industry brands, media, and celebrities all in attendence.
Held at The Depot in downtown Salt Lake City, invites to the show are still available for a $12 donation that directly benefits Wasatch Backcountry Rescue. A reception starts at 7:15 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.
• The inaugural Morning After Party kicks off first thing Saturday, December 7 at Snowbird Ski Resort. Come hang out on the tram deck, get an autographed poster, and take a lap with the same guys who won the awards the night before. The Morning After Party is open to the public and there will be food, drinks, music, and the largest athlete signing in the world. Special thanks to our presenting sponsors GoPro, Red Bull, Sierra Nevada Brewing, Ski Salt Lake, and Snowbird Resort.
• Here’s a list of the nominees, which were announced last month. A judging panel that included the POWDER staff, ski industry veterans, photographers, filmmakers, and ski-film savants reviewed the 30-plus film entries to determine the winners.
• After 13 years, we modified the annual Powder Poll to better reflect the top 10 men and five female skiers in the world. For two months, readers voted for their favorite skiers. The votes are tallied and the winners will be announced on Friday.
• While most of the awards recognize talent under 30, the Powder Awards will also honor those who have paved the way. The all-star cast of guest presenters includes Greg Stump, Scot Schmidt, and Wendy Fisher.