Over the years, style has been argued every way till Sunday. "Who has the best style with/without poles?", "Who does the best cork 7 blunts?", "Who has the best ____?"... If you search the forums, there are hundreds of threads that will argue the case for different skiers during every era of skiing. It's something that we can't quantify but nonetheless love to try to solidify. Once again, we're igniting the discussion to crown the skier with the best style from 2020, and asking you to pick a winner, who will take home the trophy at the NS Awards.
The nominees are:
Antti Ollila - The Finnish style god who has wowed us with his IG one-offs as well as his Faction segments this past year, it's safe to say his smooth, sendy style is a favorite across the genres of skiing. Seriously, ask anyone who has great style and, be they swerve kids or comp jocks, we guarantee Antti is on everyone's list.
Daniel Hanka - The Czech metalhead, Dan Hanka, has kept things different throughout his career with his nutty double & triple shifties and the mad tweaks to his grabs. His stands out in every edit you see him in and his style has been getting smoother and stronger as he ages like fine wine.
Kai Mahler - With a perfect blend of "new wave" style and competition level technical skills, the Swiss maestro, Kai Mahler made a big change for 2020 by retiring from contests. His doubles and triples have oozed steeze for years and brought style to competitions, and now he's opened his film account with a starring role in Halcyon Days.
Noah Albaladejo - Having spent a lot of time skiing with one of the most stylish skiers of all-time, Noah has carved out his own way of skiing and it's oh so good to watch. He might not have won Real Ski, but his edit was effortless flow from start to finish.
Isaac Simhon - Isaac, aka EZ Panda, oozes style in every clip he's ever posted... which makes sense when you see the crews he rolls with on a regular basis. Part of the Buldoz squad out of Switzerland, and also rolling deep with Henrik and Noah, he had some incredible shots in their respective movies last year and his IG is equally impressive.