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Ian McIntosh
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Ian McIntosh

Gender

Male


Nickname

Sockeye cause I'm red like a salmon, Long story.


Ski

Shiro


Discipline

Big Mountain


Top results

1st overall North American Freeski champion
2nd overall world Freeskiing tour
Powder Awards, breakthrough performer
Powder Awards, line of the year.
Featured in TGR's films for the last six years.


Date of birth

1/10/81


Nationality

Canadian


Home

Born in Invermere BC - Now I call Whistler BC home


Hobbies

Mountain biking, Sky diving, Building houses and stuff, Surfing, and Hiking.


Motto

Everyone dies not everyone truly lives.


Info

www.ianmcintoshski.com


Sponsors

Völkl, Marker

 

29-year-old Ian McIntosh has built up a reputation over the last few years as a bit of a charger.


His ability on skis doesn’t really come as much of a surprise when you look at his background. Ian’s entire family are ski mad, and growing up in the Kootenays in British Columbia, Ian had no shortage of ski days. Even today his 82-year-old grandfather is still teaching! Immersed in the race scene from an early age, it is easy to see where he got both his love for speed and his technical ability.

However Ian always found himself drawn to the powder and really broke into the scene after heading to New Zealand to do a winter season. Here he entered the World Heli Challenge and met a fellow Canadian, Pierre Yves LeBlanc who persuaded him to try a season in Whistler. Ian did exactly that and tried his hand at Big Mountain competitions, culminating in a second place at the Verbier Xtreme 2004. This opened up the chance to film with industry leaders TGR in 2005, and Ian scored the opening segment in ”Anomaly” at first go. Ever since he has been a regular in TGR’s groundbreaking movies. In the Summer, Ian McIntosh can be found mountain biking near Pemberton, B.C.

What is your favorite ski in 2012/2013 Collection?

 

Shiro 193


Why do you like this ski?

 

Because it's so versatile, it can be deep pow, super steep, or hard pack and I'm still loving it. I found that I could ski a couple gears faster than ever before. Finally a stable fully rockered ski.


What conditions do you use this ski for?

 

I used them for skiing in AK because their so good on the steeps and in the pow.


What other skis in the 2012/2013 collection do you ride?

 

Katana, Kuro.


Can you tell us a little about each pair of skis, and about what sort of conditions you use them for?

 

I love the Katanas when the snow isn't as deep and I'm going fast and big. They are so solid at high speed and perfect for stomping big cliff hucks due to the solid tail.

The Kuro is just the all time pow board. They are so much fun in the deep stuff.


What about bindings? What bindings do you use? And where do you mount them?

 

I now use the Jester Pro ( the best binding I've ever had) I mount my Katanas at plus 2, my Shiros and Kuros I mount at plus 3


What DIN do you have your bindings on?

 

13 and they only come off when I need them to.


RANDOM FACTS:

 

Favorite skier: Sean Pettit

Ski hero growing up: Seth Morrison

Home mountain: Whistler/Blackcomb

Height: 6'2"

Ideal day in the mountains: Sunny sky's, stable snow, and good friends

How would you describe your style: Strong

Your biggest breakthrough in your skiing career. First year I filmed with TGR for Anomaly

Favorite place to ride: AK

Best snow trip: I have a very short term memory when it comes to this one so I'll just say this years AK trip was the best. Stable and blower

What age did you start to ski: 22 months old

What cant you live without: Powder

Favorite phone App. I'm not a big tech guy. I like the mountains and being outside away from my phone.

Goals and plans: Get healthy and slay it next season everywhere I go.