On Thursday morning, The American Society of Magazine Editors announced finalists for the 2017 Ellies, the most prestigious awards show in the country for magazine professionals. ASME recognized POWDER as a finalist for two awards, including General Excellence—Special Interest. POWDER is also nominated in the photography category. “The Skier’s Magazine” was one of 11 national publications to be a finalist for two or more awards.

In the General Excellence, Special Interest Category, POWDER is recognized alongside Modern Farmer, The Hollywood Reporter, Kazoo Magazine, and Chicago Mag.

For photography, POWDER is recognized along with AFAR, Aperture, California Sunday, and the Wall Street Journal.

“For our small editorial staff of skiers to be recognized by the top magazine professionals in the country is an incredibly humbling honor,” said POWDER Editor John Clary Davies. “It’s also validation of our commitment to, above all else, share great stories and beautiful images about the skiing life.”

ASME received 1,376 entries for 20 awards; 282 of the country’s top editors, art directors, and professors judged the awards. Winners will be announced on February 7 at the annual Ellie Awards Gala in New York City.

POWDER is incredibly thankful for its loyal readers that make “The Skier’s Magazine” possible. To see a complete list of finalists, go here.

Established in 1972 as The Skier’s Magazine, POWDER is produced by and for those who embrace skiing and developed through a collective love of two things: good skiing and quality storytelling. Since its inception, POWDER believes in authenticity, experience, and a respect for its readers, the most passionate, dedicated, and loyal in the sport. Forty-five years after its founding in Sun Valley, Idaho, POWDER’s network of digital and social properties, magazines, books, radio, and events, makes it the most influential and reliable source of information for the ski community. POWDER is published by TEN: The Enthusiast Network. For more information, please visit POWDER.com.

About ASME
The American Society of Magazine Editors is the principal organization for magazine journalists in the United States. The members of ASME include the editorial leaders of most major consumer and business magazines published in print and on digital platforms. Founded in 1963, ASME works to defend the First Amendment, protect editorial independence and support the development of journalism. ASME sponsors the Ellie Awards in association with the Columbia Journalism School and publishes the ASME Guidelines for Editors and Publishers.

Photo by Will Wissman