Elyse Saugstad took home second in the powder poll. David Reddick Photo.
This weekend the snowsports community gathered in Aspen, Colorado for the 20th annual Powder Awards to celebrate the year’s achievements behind and in front of the lens. For the night’s most coveted prizes, Eric Pollard, Michelle Parker, and Sam Kuch walked away victorious.
Eric Pollard’s Drawn from Here was awarded the prestigious Movie of the Year award. The film follows Pollard’s process from inspiration to creation and is a beautiful glimpse into the skier's artistic world.
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Michelle Parker was awarded the Best Female Performance for her web series Originate. After accepting the award, the skier and outspoken POW ambassador used the podium to spread awareness on the subject of climate change.
MICHELLE PARKER - ORIGINATE
TGR’s Angel Collinson and Elyse Saugstad, brought home the first and second place prizes for the community voted Powder Poll. For the men’s Powder Poll, Winterland’s Cody Townsend and Fire on the Mountain’s Chris Benchetler placed first and second.
Catch Angel and Elyse in TGR's Winterland
We’d also like to congratulate longtime TGR cinematographers Dutch Simpson and Nick Kalisz on winning the Best Documentary award for Lhotse. Cheers!
For the complete list of night’s awards, see below:
Best Line: Karl Fostvedt, Return To Send’er, Matchstick Productions
Best Cinematography: Over Time, CK9 Studios & Sammy Carlson
Women’s Powder Poll 1st Place: Angel Collinson
Women’s Powder Poll 2nd Place: Elyse Saugstad
Women’s Powder Poll 3rd Place: Michelle Parker
Best Air: Tom Wallisch, Cruise Control, Good Company
Photo of the Year: Darcy Bacha and Sammy Carlson
Best Jib: Keegan Kilbride, Romance, Level 1 Productions
Breakthrough Performer: Lucas Wachs
Best Post-Production: Drawn From Here, Nimbus Independent, Eric Pollard
Men’s Powder Poll 1st Place: Cody Townsend
Men’s Powder Poll 2nd Place: Chris Benchetler
Men’s Powder Poll 3rd Place: Tanner Hall
Best Short: Nuance, Brady Perron and Phil Casabon
Best Powder: Stan Rey, Josh Daiek, Alexi Godbout, Barclay DesJardins; The 7 Stages of Blank, Blank Collective Films
Best Documentary: Lhotse, Field Day Studio
Best Female Performance: Michelle Parker, Originate
Best Male Performance: Sam Kuch, Return to Send’er, Matchstick Productions
Movie of the Year: Drawn From Here, Nimbus Independent, Eric Pollard
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