Riders Poll 15: Men’s Rider Of The Year Nominees

Riders Poll 15: Men’s Rider Of The Year Nominees

To be nominated for Rider Of The Year in the TransWorld Riders Poll is a hell of an achievement. It’s the ultimate acknowledgment by the rider’s peers that he or she has done some really insane boarding because it’s the world’s best snowboarders that vote on these nominations. Click through the pages to see the top 3 nominees.  The winner will be announced January 31 during the 15th Annual Riders Poll Award Show at the Ogden Theater in Denver, Colorado. 

About the 15th Annual TransWorld SNOWboarding Riders Poll

Welcome to the biggest night in snowboarding! Over 100 of snowboarding's biggest pros voted on the best riders, video parts, and performances of the year for the 15th annualTransWorld SNOWboarding Riders' Poll and the results are in. Categories include Men's and Women's Rookie Of The Year, Men's and Women's Rider Of The Year, Men's and Women's Video Part Of The Year, Online Video Series Of The Year, Video Of The Year, Standout Performance Of The Year, the prestigious TransWorld SNOWboarding Legend Award, and, as voted by you, the Men's and Women's Reader's Choice Award. The winners will be revealed on during SIA weekend on Friday, January 31 at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO for the biggest night in snowboarding.

Gigi Rüf

Gigi was on a tear last season. He won UltraNatural at Baldface and his part in Nike’s NeverNot showcases his style and eye for terrain in the backcountry, both absolutely sick. One of those slashes in his Nike part made the cover of our October issue. See if you can pick it out.

Louif Paradis

These are Louif’s Real Snow parts from the last two seasons, but his nomination is mostly for his Deja Vu part, which you need to buy ASAP if you haven’t seen it. Louif is one who bridges the gap between every facet of rail riding: gigantic features, technical perfection, and sick style.

Real Snow 2013

Real Snow 2014 


Mark McMorris

Mark is the sickest slopestyle boarder out there. He has the tricks and the style to back it up. Simple as that. He’s a mellow dude who just likes to have fun on his snowboard. This is his X Games run first and then the Burton Presents [Resort] edit from Squaw Valley, California, where you’ll see some of his patented style.