To practice and hone your voting skills, you can scrutinize with friends as to who are the 10 best male and female skiers in the world by submitting your votes for the ninth annual Powder Magazine Reader Poll. In 2008, big-mountain heavy Seth Morrison finished first, where he has been first or second in all eight annual Reader Polls. On the female side, Ingrid Backstrom won for the third year in a row in 2008. Other notable contenders include Tanner Hall, J.P. Auclair, Pep Fujas, Shane McConkey, Grete Elliasen, Simon Dumont, Chris Benchetler, Sarah Burke, Mark Abma, Eric Pollard, and Michelle Parker.
The annual POWDER Video Awards and Reader Poll celebration coincides with the Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado, on Saturday, January 24. But if you’re unable to make it to the biggest night of the year honoring the skills of athletes, cinematographers, and photographers in ski cinematography, we request your voice. As is customary, you vote and select your favorite Male and Female skiers for the POWDER Reader Poll. Make your vote today as your voice needs to be heard. Check it out and choose who you think deserves to take home the coveted Reader Poll award.