2003 saw skiing, particurarly new school, reach new heights. Men and women were dropping into the pipe at the x-games and lines previously though impossible have been descended. The Golden Pole Awards are the ski communities way of recognizing the incredible progression brought to skiing by it's star athletes.
Best in halfpipe: Candide Thovex
Best in the park: C.R. Johnson
Best on Rails: Tanner Hall
Big mountain flow: Seth Morrison
Big Mountain jib: Mike Douglas
Innovator: Shane McConkey
Breakthrough: Shoya Okazaki
Best Female: Sarah Burke
Best all around: Candide Thovex
Twin tips saved the east.