As Angel Collinson reached the stage to accept her third award of the night, the crowed was on their feet chanting, “Angel…Angel…Angel…”
JACKSON, Wyo. (Dec 7, 2015) Last Friday night in downtown Salt Lake City, The Depot played host to a momentous occasion; It was the first time a female had won the prestigious Best Line award at Powder Magazine’s Powder Awards. The annual awards are the longest running celebration of skiers, cinematographers and photographers. Teton Gravity Research (TGR) was honored take home eight Powder Awards in total.
In the footsteps of last year’s Movie of the Year win, TGR was again flattered to accept the esteemed award for Movie of the Year, in addition to winning Best Documentary with the film “For Lack of Better”. For Lack of Better showcases, a “full throttle” performance by Cam Riley in riveting story about urban street skiing. Directed by athlete Clayton Vila, and produced by TGR, this film should not be missed. “[The film] took an extra level of explanation and added it to a documentary style feature to really show the world what we do”, explains Vila.
“No better way to celebrate twenty years of film making and TGR’s support of the world’s best athletes, than to be affiliated with eight of the most prestigious recognitions presented at the Powder Awards”, says TGR co-founder Todd Jones. “To quote friend and inspiration, Sage Cattabriga-Alosa: ‘We love skiing. Let’s do more of it.’ ”
16th ANNUAL POWDER AWARDS RESULTS
Movie of the Year: For Lack of Better
Best Documentary: For Lack of Better
Best Female Performance: Angel Collinson - Paradise Waits
Best Line: Angel Collinson - Paradise Waits
Best Male Performance: Sage Cattabriga-Alosa - Paradise Waits
Full Throttle: Cam Riley, For Lack of Better
Men’s Powder Poll: Sage Cattabriga-Alosa
Women’s Powder Poll: Angel Collinson
About Teton Gravity Research
Since 1996, TGR has worked with the top athletes in their respective disciplines to capture, celebrate, and bring to life the passion and enthusiasm associated with action sports. Known for its media and lifestyle products, TGR has significant production experience on all seven continents, including commercial work, branded entertainment, original television programming, and 35 award-winning feature films. TGR is a proud member of 1% For The Planet, BICEP, Surfrider Foundation, and Protect Our Winters. For more information on TGR, visit TetonGravity.com.
For 44 years, POWDER, The Skier's Magazine, has been produced by and for those who embrace skiing, and is developed through a collective love of two things: good skiing and quality storytelling. Since its inception in 1972, POWDER, also known as The Skier's Bible, has been based on authenticity, experience, and respect for its readers—the most passionate, dedicated, and loyal in the sport. For more information, please visit powder.com.
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Photo 1: Angel Collinson crushing vertical in Alaska. Photo: TGR
Photo 2: Vila and Riley receive a standing ovation for winning Film of the Year. Photo: Powder
Photo 3: Sage accepts award for Best Male Performance. Photo: Powder