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Vote for your favorite skiers in the Reader Poll
Ski film critics ramp up for a hot date in Aspen

Roger Ebert has the aisle seat. The late Joel Siegel had the bushy mustache. And Powder, the Skier’s Magazine, has…no such gimmicks. Just the responsibility of honoring the best and brightest of the year in ski film at the Eighth Annual Powder Video Awards and Reader Poll, scheduled for January 26th in Aspen, Colorado. And you have a place too. As tradition dictates, readers are asked to vote for their favorite men and women athletes in the Reader Poll. Voting is now live at So make your voice heard, and see who wins on the 26th. Will Seth Morrison make it three in a row? Or will someone else knock him off the top spot?

With more than 30 ski movies submitted for nomination to the awards show, the magazine’s staff and a select panel of experts from across the industry are now voting for their favorite segments, athlete performances, and overall excellence. The number of films being entered is unprecedented, and the panel certainly has its work cut out. Never has there been such strong creativity and athletic skill in the history of ski film. Hours and hours of film viewing and debate go into naming the best in each of the following categories:

Movie of the Year
Best Male Performance
Best Female Performance
Full Throttle
Breakthrough Performance
Best Story
Best Point of View (POV)
Best Line
Best Powder
Best Air, Natural
Best Air, Manmade

The awards will be announced live at the show, which will be held for the fourth consecutive year at the historic Hotel Jerome in downtown Aspen. Known as the Academy Awards of ski film, the Powder Video Awards and Reader Poll recognizes the year’s best performances and cinematography in ski films. Check back for full results, photos, videos and more at The show is an invite-only event.

The 2008 Powder Poll & Video Awards are made possible by our sponsors: The North Face, Stay Aspen-Snowmass, Red Bull, Pabst Blue Ribbon, and Boost Mobile.