The best riders of the year have officially been selected by their fellow pros for the 13th annual TransWorld SNOWboarding Riders’ Poll Awards presented by New Era and will swoop down on the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, Colorado, on Friday January 27 to collect their accolades. In addition TransWorld will bestow the Readers’ Choice Award on the top male and female rider as picked by our readers. It’s all part of a little thing we like to call the biggest night in snowboarding. To see who wins, join us at the Fillmore when the doors open at 7:00 p.m. The show starts at 8:30 p.m.

And the nominees for the 13th Annual TransWorld SNOWboarding Riders’ Poll presented by New Era are…

Rookie Of The Year
Ethan Deiss
Jake Kuzyk
Mark McMorris

Women’s Rookie Of The Year
Marie Hucal
Enni Rukajarvi
Helen Schettini

Men’s Rider Of The Year
Eric Jackson
Bode Merrill
Travis Rice

Women’s Rider Of The Year
Kimmy Fasani
Jess Kimura
Marie-France Roy

Men’s Video Part Of The Year
Eric Jackson, Good Look
Bode Merrill, Twel2ve
Travis Rice, The Art Of Flight

Women’s Video Part Of The Year
Annie Boulanger, Twel2ve
Jess Kimura, Defenders Of Awesome
Cheryl Maas, Open Air

Online Video Project Of The Year


Jake Blauvelt, Naturally
Xavier De Le Rue, TimeLine
Devun Walsh and Iikka Backstrom, Polar Opposites

Standout Performance of the Year
Kimmy Fasani – Double backflip in TB20
Mark McMorris – First backside triple cork from TransWorld SNOWboarding’s Park Sessions
Xavier De Le Rue – Ice wall line in This Is My Winter and TB20



Video Of The Year
The Art Of Flight/Brain Farm
Shoot The Moon/Videograss

Vacation/Forum

Male Readers’ Choice
Halldor Helgason
Torstein Horgmo
Travis Rice

Female Readers’ Choice
Jess Kimura
Kimmy Fasani
Marie-France Roy

Legend Award
Jamie Lynn

Award winners are determined by votes from pro riders in each of the seven categories. The show also features the men’s and women’s New Era Readers’ Choice award as chosen by TWS readers.

Public tickets to the award show can be purchased at www.livenation.com. Industry bros can nab some tickets at the SIA trade show by visiting the TransWold SNOWboarding booth located in The Bluebird Social Zone (formerly The Yard). Sick around after the awards for a live performance by Blackalicious.

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