The 12th annual Powder Awards took over the Hotel Jerome in Aspen Wednesday night for the “Oscars” of skiing. Professional skiers, ski legends, film crews, industry personalities, media and local ski bums crowded the historic hotel for a night of remembrance and celebration. 

After an emotional montage paying tribute to fallen skiers Sarah Burke, Kip Garre, Howie Henderson, Allison Kreutzen and Jamie Pierre, Powder Magazine awarded Sherpas Cinema’s All.I.Can., Ingrid Backstrom, Sean Pettit and Tom Wallisch top honors. 

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Movie of the Year honors went to Sherpas Cinema’s All.I.Can. Photo Courtesy of Powder Magazine/Dave Reddick.

In the Men’s Reader Poll, as voted online by fans, Tom Wallisch, claimed his second consecutive win in the category. Sean Pettit, Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Seth Morrison and Bobby Brown made up the remaining top five.

On the women’s side, Ingrid Backstrom once again reigned supreme, followed by Sarah Burke and Kaya Turski. Backstrom also took home “Best Female Performance” for her part in Matchstick Productions’ Attack of La Niña. Backstrom dedicated her Reader Poll award to Burke, who she says inspires her to be a better person. 

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The top players in the ski movie world walked down the red carpet at Aspen's Hotel Jerome. Photo Courtesy of Powder Magazine/Dave Reddick.

As for the film awards, All.I.Can. from Canada’s Sherpas Cinema took home the coveted “Movie of the Year,” as well as “Best Editing,” and “Best POV.”

Kye Petersen of Whistler, B.C. won awards for “Best Natural Air” and “Full Throttle”. 

Parker White earned “Breakthrough Performer” for his impressive segment in Level 1 Productions’ After Dark

 

2012 POWDER AWARDS RESULTS

READER POLL TOP 10 MEN

1. Tom Wallisch

2. Sean Pettit

3. Sage Cattabriga-Alosa

4. Seth Morrison

5. Bobby Brown

6. Kye Petersen

7. Erik Roner

8. Tanner Hall

9. Eric Hjorleifson

10. Henrik Harlaut

READER POLL TOP 5 WOMEN

1. Ingrid Backstrom

2. Sarah Burke

3. Kaya Turski

4. Grete Eliassen

5. Rachael Burks

BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE

Ingrid Backstrom – Attack of La Niña (MSP Films)

BEST MALE PERFORMANCE

Sean Pettit – Attack of La Niña (MSP Films)

THE NORTH FACE BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE

Parker White – After Dark (Level 1 Productions)

BEST NATURAL AIR 

Kye Petersen – All.I.Can. (Sherpas Cinema)

BEST MANMADE AIR 

Nothing Else Matters (Legs of Steel)

FULL THROTTLE

Kye Petersen – All.I.Can. (Sherpas Cinema)

BEST LINE 

Dean Cummings – The Steep Life (Nick Bowie)

BEST JIB

J.F. Houle – After Dark (Level 1 Productions)

BEST POWDER 

Tobi Reindl, Paddy Graham, Thomas Hlawitschka, and Sven Kueenle – Nothing Else Matters (Legs of Steel)

BEST POV

J.P. Auclair – All.I.Can. (Sherpas Cinema)

BEST EDITING 

All.I.Can. (Sherpas Cinema)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY PRESENTED BY GOPRO

The Ordinary Skier (1242 Productions)

BEST WEB SERIES

Salomon Freeski TV (Switchback Entertainment)

BEST DOCUMENTARY

The Freedom Chair (Switchback Entertainment)

MOVIE OF THE YEAR 

All.I.Can. (Sherpas Cinema)