PPOS Judging – How it works:
After the video submission window has closed, the competition begins with a round of public voting. The top 20 videos from each category with the most votes will move into finals for judging. If there was a standout performance that didn’t get a ton of votes, judges have a Wild Card choice for each voting round (one per category).
During Finals, judges will analyze the entries similar to a competition run and assign an overall impression score of 1-100. PPOS judges will evaluate athletes on progression, amplitude, variety, execution, and trick difficulty. The final score will determine overall winners.
Each round of judging will include a combination of professional skiers in the related discipline and experienced judges.
PPOS Head Judge – Steele Spence
Steele Spence is a top name in the competitive freeskiing and judging space. As an athlete, Spence competed five times in slopestyle at the X Games from 2002 to 2006. Spence has judged over 90 national and international halfpipe, slopestyle and big air events over the past 9 years, including 40+ World Cups and AFP Platinum Level Events. Spence holds FIS A Level and AFP Platinum Level Judging Licenses and is appointed to be U.S. Judge HP/SS in the 2018 Winter Olympics Pyeongchang Korea..
AMOS Head Judge – Ski – Max Kuszaj
When it comes to big mountain skiing, Max Kuszaj is right at home. As a professional freeskier, experienced announcer, and dedicated coach, Kuszaj is no stranger to the competitive arena. Max has participated in over 20 freeskiing competitions, has been featured numerous times in freeskiing publications and has appeared in films for Level 1 Productions, TGR and Warren Miller. He’s been a host and announcer for the Freeskiing World Tour, Subaru Freeride Series and The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series, and is the head judge for IFSA. Kuszaj has shared his wealth of freeride knowledge as a coach across the globe.
AMOS Head Judge – Snowboard – Jared Winkler
The 2016 Big Air judging panel scores competitor submissions