There’s nothing quite like the feeling of dropping into a line, making your first turn, slicing through pow, and shaking off face shots as you carve your way down the mountain. GoPro’s Line of the Winter contest created the platform for you to submit your best run from this season and awarded a winner each month with bragging rights and a cool $1000. Each edit was then entered to win the grand prize of $20,000, which has yet to be doled out. As time ticks on and we anxiously await to see who won the big prize, we rounded up some of our favorite entries from the season.
Nick Hamilton, TransWorld SNOWboarding’s Content Director was a judge on the esteemed panel and let us in on a few of his favorites along with the top selects from each month. Settle in and relive some of the best runs from around the world this season.
Cinematography + Composition — 25%
Perspective and Degree of Shooting Difficulty — 25%
Performance + Style — 25%
Overall Beauty + Lighting — 25%
GoPro Line of the Winter 2016 Standouts
Rider: Cory Runa
Location: Turnagain Pass, Alaska
Rider: Dave Quirk
Location: Mt. Niseko Annupuri, Japan
Rider: Chris Stokke
Location: Discovery Ski Area, Montana
Rider: Ryan Cruze
Location: Teton Pass, Jackson Hole Wyoming
Edit: Sunrise powder mission. Face shot on face shot.
Rider: Marko Grilc
Location: Absolut Park, Austria
Rider: Jeremy Jensen
Location: Utah Backcountry