Here are your winners!
The cat is out of the bag! From big mountain-heroes to next-generation park shredders, we asked you, the European ski community, to help us decide this year’s male and female Downdays European Skier of the Year, and you’ve made your choice!
And the winners are: Lisa Zimmermann and Noah Albaladejo!
On the women’s side, Lisa battled her way through a stacked field of competitors, from slopestyle heavyweights to Freeride World Tour rippers, to face off against freeskier-filmmaker Sandra Lahnsteiner in the final round of voting. In addition to winning the 2015 FIS Slopestyle World Championships in Kreischberg, Germany and pioneering the women’s switch double cork 1080 last season, Lisa can add another feather to her cap: 2015 Downdays European Skier of the Year!
For the men, Noah worked his way through an equally competitive field, knocking out challengers like French backcountry blaster Julien Lange, FWT dominator Jeremie Heitz, and finally Henrik Harlaut to reach the finals against the up-and-coming 22-year-old German park phenom Lukas Joas.
Humble as always, Noah even encouraged his fans to vote for other competitors—but the show of love for the 22-year-old skier from Andorra, who won this year’s B&E Invitational and filmed with Level 1 Productions, was simply too great.
Thanks to everyone who voted and to all of our valiant competitors, and congratulations again to Lisa and Noah!