Nominees announced for 18th annual Powder Awards

Tickets are on sale now for $12 for the all-ages show this December 14th in Breckenridge,

PRESS RELEASE – CARLSBAD, Calif. -- POWDER has announced the nominees for the 18th Annual Powder Awards, recognizing the best in cinematography, athletic achievement, and photography. The Powder Awards returns to Breckenridge, Colorado, this year during Winter Dew Tour.

18th annual powder awards

Nick McNutt. Petersburg, Alaska. Photo: Nic Alegre/TGR

As the longest-running awards show in skiing, the Powder Awards commences on the evening of December 14, 2017, at the Riverwalk Center. Tickets for the all-ages show are on sale now for $12, with proceeds benefiting the High Fives Foundation, which supports actionGsports athletes that have suffered a life-altering injury.

A judging panel consisting of professional skiers, photographers, filmmakers, journalists, and industry veterans reviewed 50Gplus entries in 13 categories -- including Movie of the Year, Best Female Performance, Best Powder, and Best Jib among others -- to determine nominees and winners. The event also showcases readers’ favorite skiers with the annual Powder Poll, recognizing the sport’s top three women and three men.

New to this year's show is the introduction of the Moving Mountains award. This award celebrates a humanitarian in the ski industry whose work has been instrumental in influencing and enriching the longGterm health of skiing.

One of the biggest nights of the season, the Powder Awards brings its rich 18Gyear history to honor those that continue to dedicate their season to capturing and evolving the sport and culture of skiing.

See the nominees for the 18th Annual Powder Awards below.


Movie of the Year
Faction, This is Home
Matchstick Productions, Drop Everything
Level 1, Habit
Dendrite Studios, Numinous

Best Documentary
Good Company, Baltic Ski TGBar Films, 2.5 Million
Switchback Entertainment, Becoming History
Switchback Entertainment, Fountain of Youth

Best Short
Sherpas Cinemas, Imagination
Seeking Nirvana, Tales of Vienna
Tanner Hall, Corey Stanton, and Tom Yaps; Triumph
Switchback Entertainment, Becoming History

Best Cinematography
DPS, The Time Within Dendrite Studios, Numinous
Legs of Steel, Same Difference
Sherpas Cinemas, Imagination

Best Post Production
Level 1, Habit
Sherpas Cinemas, Imagination Seeking Nirvana, Tales of Vienna Dendrite, Numinous

Best Female Performance
Tatum Monod (Habit)
Michelle Parker (Drop Everything)
Elyse Saugstad (Drop Everything)
Lexi Dupont (Love to Your Mother)

Best Male Performance
Kye Petersen (Numinous)
Sammy Carlson (To Be)
Nick McNutt (Rogue Elements) Marcus Eder (Drop Everything)

Best Air
Alex Hall (This is Home)
Karl Fostvedt (Guest List)
Kye Petersen (Numinous)
Tanner Hall (Triumph)

Best Line
Logan Pehota (Numinous)
Josh Daiek (Bearings)
Stan Rey (Magnetic)
Olle Regner (DYBS)

Best Powder
Chris Rubens, Eric Hjorleifson, Mark Abma (Drop Everything)
Griffin Post, Ian McIntosh, Dane Tudor (Rogue Elements)
Nick McNutt (Rogue Elements)
Sammy Carlson (To Be)

Best Jib
LJ Strenio (Habit)
Antti Ollila (This is Home)
Tom Wallisch (Guest List)
Keegan Kilbride (Habit)

*Note: The Breakthrough Performer and Full Throttle awards do not have nominees.

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