The votes have been tallied and the people have spoken:

Nikolai Schirmer and Kelly Sildaru are the 2019 European Skiers of the Year!





Born out of a desire to recognize standout individuals in the passionate European freeskiing community, the European Skier of the Year contest presented by Monster Energy has been hosted by Downdays since 2014. From contest courses to content creators, ESOTY never fails up to serve up worthy candidates for the year’s top honors. 2019 was no exception, as the teenage contest titan Kelly Sildaru, and the climate-conscious freeride filmmaker Nikolai Schirmer, swept to the top of our polls.


Click here to learn more about our winners!