Boulder, Colo., January 16, 2007—The editors of Skiing Magazine announced today the winners of their second annual Slayin’ It Awards, honoring the top skiers in North America. The winners will be recognized at an awards party on Friday, January 19, at Copper Mountain during the U.S. Freeskiing Open.
A broad range of skiers—from Olympic racers to ski mountaineers to park-and-pipe innovators—received awards. Male and female winners were picked in five categories, with a single lifetime achievement award given to one skier. A story in the February 2007 issue of Skiing—on sale January 30—bursts with vibrant color images of the winners and explains why they won.
Here’s a brief look:
Category: Best Trick
Given to a single jaw-dropping, boundary-pushing stunt.
Male: Jon Olsson, for the Kangaroo Flip
Female: Michelle Parker, for the Zero Spin
Category: Film Skier of the Year
Our expert panel of four judges—Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Wendy Fisher, Ingrid Backstrom, and Eric Pehota—voted for their favorite film skiers from the year’s top ski movies.
Male: Mark Abma (Matchstick Productions)
Female: Grete Eliassen (Poor Boyz Productions)
Category: Powder Image of the Year
Capturing a spectacular powder shot is a team effort. This award goes to the athlete/photographer team who submitted the best single powder image.
Male Skier: Loris Falquet; Photographer: Myriam Lang-Willar-Hadik
Female Skier: Michelle Manning; Photographer: Lee Cohen
To read more about the awards, and to check pictures, videos, and live updates from the U.S. Freeskiing Open, visit SkiNet.com.