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. If there was a standout performance that didn’t get enough votes, judges have one Wild Card pick for each discipline (one male and one female).
During Finals, judges will analyze the entries and assign an overall impression score of 1-100. AMOS judges will evaluate competitors on line choice, trick difficulty, fluidity, style/control and energy. The final score will determine overall winners in each category.
Judging will include a combination of professional big mountain skiers and snowboarders and experienced freeride 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