The 17th Annual Powder Awards kicked off the weekend last night setting the stage for the newly redesigned Dew Tour. Athletes and fans alike gathered at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge, Colorado to celebrate their favorite films and skiers.

Each year, Powder Magazine readers vote among a list of nominees for the skier of the year, otherwise known as the winner of the Powder Poll. It comes as a little surprise that Candide Thovex takes the crown as a crowd favorite this year after the release of One of Those Days 3 in addition to the Audi [Quattro] commercial.

Candide came in from France to accept his award:

Men's Powder Poll: Top 10

1. Candide Thovex

2. Cody Townsend

3. Julian Carr

4. Marcus Caston

5. Sage Cattabriga-Alosa

6. Eric Hjorleifson

7. Chris Davenport

8. Tanner Hall

9. Todd Ligare

10. Sean Pettit

Women's Powder Poll: Top 10

1. Angel Collinson

2. Kalen Thorien

3. Elyse Saugstad

4. Michelle Parker

5. Ingrid Backstrom

6. Lynsey Dyer

7. Tatum Monod

8. Caroline Gleich

9. Sierra Quitiquit

10. Rachael Burks