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Ian McIntosh

Ian McIntosh

Gender

Male


Nickname

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


Ski

Shiro, The Two and the BMT 122


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.
2015
-Opening segment in TGR's 'Paradise Waits"
-Starting in Warren Miller's "Chasing Shadows"
-Staring in TGR's 'The Sammy C Project"


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

Instagram: ianmcintosh Facebook: Ian McIntosh

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 the 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 collection do you ride?

The Two and the BMT 122.


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

I love the Two for on resort powder days, they're agile and super fun for the verity on terrain the the resort has to offer. I love the BMT 122's for touring both in the backcountry and the slack country. they offer all the performance with a fraction of the weight so they're perfect for long hikes to epic lines.


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

I use the Jester Pro and I mount them at plus 2. I also use the Duke and I also mount them at plus 2.


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: Stay strong and healthy is #1. I also want to keep perusing big ski mountaineering lines but balance that with my usual charging film lines. Flying my wingsuit like a ninja is also a goal of mine.  I want to keep putting awesome film segments together that inspire others to chase their dreams.

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