On January 30, 2010, Jackson Hole-based Storm Show Studios was nominated at double-header video award ceremonies spanning two states. Storm Show’s 2009 film Magic Moments won two awards at the Powder Video Awards in Aspen, Colorado, and the Cold Smoke Awards in Bozeman, Montana. Both awards ceremonies took place on the same night. At the Powder Video Awards, Mike Tierney’s death-defying first descent of “Talk To Central” on Cody Peak in the Jackson Hole backcountry was nominated for “Best Line,” while Lynsey Dyer was nominated for “Best Female Performance.” While Tierney was bested by Daron Rahlves of MSP, Dyer won the “Best Female” award and represented in mad style.
Five hundred to the north in Bozeman, Montana, the Cold Smoke Awards celebrated the best independent grassroots snow-sports films from around the country, nationally and internationally. Storm Show was represented by a 7-pack of loyal Jacksonites including friends and featured athletes, as well as Storm Show BMFWIC, Darrell Miller. Storm Show’s Magic Moments was nominated for two awards, including “People’s Choice,” and Tierney’s “Best Line.” With a stellar cast of competition, the coveted “People’s Choice Award” was given to Storm Show Studios.
Miller had this to say about this year’s award results: “There were some outstanding filmmakers and production companies represented in the PVA’s & CSA’s this year. Storm Show is a basement-budget ski film company running against some big-budget ski film powerhouses. Just to be nominated for a category is an honor, let alone win an award… Now git out there and make some turns!!!”