ESPN releases list of 50 most influential people in action sports, includes 9 skiers

Comments by Matt Harvey/

ESPN released its list of the 50 most influential people in action sports today and included on it 9 skiers and ski industry personnel.

Overall, the list seems on-point to us, though we would have tried to get Tanner Hall and a couple filmmakers on the list. (And Tom Wallisch won Level 1‘s Superunknown contest, not Freeskier’s as indicated on Tom’s slide.) Here are the ski all-stars who made it:

46. Trennon Paynter – longtime Canadian coach

42. David Reddick – photo editor at Powder and Bike

37. Candide Thovex – pro skier, filmmaker

36. Ingrid Backstrom – pro skier

33. Josh Loubek – co-founder of AFP, head judge

29. Chris Davenport – pro skier, mountaineer

18. Tom Wallisch – two-time Skier of the Year, internet sensation

17. Mike Douglas – pro skier, filmmaker

8. Sarah Burke – pro skier