Announcing TheSkiDiva’s First Best-Of Awards: The ’11 Mountain Top Picks.

By Wendy Clinch •  Updated: 04/04/11 •  2 min read

Everyone’s heard of the Oscars. The Emmys. The Grammys. There are tons of awards to celebrate the best of everything.

Which got me thinking. Why not let the world know what women skiers consider the best in the ski world? So a few weeks ago, I emailed a survey to all 2,700+ members of, the leading online community of women skiers, to determine their favorites in everything from skis and apparel to resorts. The winners would be named a 2011 Mountain Top Pick.

Now the results are in. No, there’s no prime time telecast on the major networks. Not even on cable (though who knows, maybe someday…..). In the meantime, imagine this: a ballroom filled with luminaries from the ski industry. Look — there’s Lindsay Vonn! Glen Plake! The CEO of Vail! Eddie the Eagle! Everyone dressed in their finest fleece and Gore Tex, sitting down to bowls of ski lodge chili and local microbrew.


For now we’ll have to make do with simply listing the results on this blog. So here are the winners of the 2011 Mountain Top Awards from

(Please hold your applause til all the winners are announced.)

Favorite Front Side Carver: Volkl Tierra
Favorite Powder Ski: Rossignol S110W
Favorite All Mountain Ski: Volkl Aura

Favorite Ski Boot: Dalbello Krypton Storm

Favorite Ski Goggle: Smith IO/S

Favorite Helmet: Smith Variant Brim

Favorite Base Layer: Patagonia Capilene

Favorite Ski Sox: Smartwool

Favorite Jacket brand: Arc’tyrex

Favorite Ski Pants: The North Face

Favorite Gloves or Mittens: Swany

Favorite Eastern Resort: Stowe

Favorite Western Resort: Alta

Favorite Midwestern Resort: Nub’s Nob

Favorite Eastern Canada Resort: Mont Tremblant

Favorite Western Canada Resort: Whistler Blackcomb

Favorite European Resort: Val d’Isere

Favorite Women’s Clinic: Okemo’s Women’s Alpine Adventures

Favorite Kids Ski School: Keystone

Unfortunately, we don’t have any statuettes or plaques to award. Just a handy dandy logo that the winners may or may not use.

2011 Mountain Top Picks

Congratulations to all those who were selected. To the Divas, you’re the best!

(You may now applaud.)