Photo: Sani Alibabic
Women’s Readers’ Choice Award: Anna Gasser
Undoubtedly one of the most prominent women in snowboarding right now, Anna Gasser is the winner of the Riders' Poll 20 Readers' Choice award. The Austrian rider has been one of the best female park riders in the world for some time now, with four X Games medals to show for it—and now Olympic Gold. In PyeongChang, Gasser authoritatively took the win in Big Air, and after recently becoming the first female to land a triple, she is truly setting the bar of freestyle progression. This year, Anna won not only this Readers' Choice award, decided by her fans, but also the Readers' Choice award, determined by her peers. This dual win demonstrates the degree to which Anna is dominating right now. Congratulations, Anna. This is well-deserved.
About Riders’ Poll: For 20 years, TransWorld SNOWboarding has polled the professional snowboarding community to find their picks for the best riders of the year. Each season, these awards are decided by the opinions of over 100 pros. While TransWorld SNOWboarding hosts the awards, the winners are truly a reflection of peer acknowledgement—the highest honor any rider can receive.