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Denver, CO - Pioneer pro rider and all-around badass Mike Ranquet will receive TransWorld SNOWboarding‘sLegend Award at the 12th Annual Riders’ Poll Awards Show, joining the ranks of snowboarding’s most influential people. As one of the early pros from the Pacific Northwest, Ranquet’s Mt. Baker-bred, skate-style shredding captured the look and feel of snowboarding’s rapid evolution. Under the tutelage of legend (and former Legend Award winner) Craig Kelly, Ranquet ripped his way into seminal movies and magazines as freestyle riding exploded in the late 1980s. Into the ’90s, Ranquet was influential, pushing the progression of freestyle and freeriding around the world while helping cement the mystique of the Mt. Baker scene. He rode pro model boards for G&S and Lamar and spun tricks in movies like Roadkill and Creatures Of Habit. He is currently the subject of the VBS.TV series Powder & Rails, where riders like Haakonsen and Jamie Lynn declare Mike’s influence. The enigmatic Ranquet has continued riding all through the years yet maintains his infamy by being spotted only at places like Tahoe, Baldface, or Baker. Join us in celebrating Mike Ranquet’s profound radness with this prestigious award.

The 2011 TransWorld SNOWboarding Riders’ Poll Award Show will be held at the Fillmore in Denver, Colorado, on Friday, January 28, the second night of the SnowSports Industries America (SIA) trade show. Doors to the Fillmore open at 7:00 p.m., with the show starting at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets to the award show will be available during the SIA trade show at the TransWorld SNOWboarding booth located in The Yard.

The Riders’ Poll Awards Show is presented by New Era. Additional sponsors include Red Bull, Skullcandy, Keystone Resort, Spy+, Oskar Blues Brewery, KRÜ 82 Vodka, and Zumiez.

About TransWorld SNOWboarding
TransWorld SNOWboarding, published by Bonnier Corp., is the world’s largest and most respected snowboard magazine. It is 100 percent dedicated to promoting and covering snowboard culture with innovative photography, feature articles on snowboard travel, instruction, advice, and tips.

Bonnier Corp. (bonniercorp.com) is one of the largest consumer-publishing groups in America and is the leading media company serving passionate, highly engaged audiences, through 50 special-interest magazines and related multimedia projects and events. Bonnier Corp. is the U.S. division of the Bonnier Group (bonnier.com), a 200-year-old family-owned media group based in Sweden with business operations in 25 countries.