Ian McIntosh’s Season Edit

Freeskier Battles Injury to Hammer a Huge Season

Ian McIntosh is one of today’s most talented Big Mountain Freeskiers. He is fast, big, and technical. In 2011, McIntosh suffered a season ending injury while filming with Teton Gravity Research in Alaska. Due to the extent of the trauma to his femur, the 2012 season was also lost. After persistent physical therapy, McIntosh came back to slay the dragon on mountains with sheer and craggy faces, only to suffer yet another injury. This time suffering a broken ankle, the Freeskier known for his strength and burliness seemed to be breaking down. Yet like the phoenix rises from the ash, McIntosh resurrected his 2013/2014 Ski Season and laid down some of the biggest lines of his life. His technicality and extreme athleticism showcased in these lines is matched in his persistence, determination, and resilience.


Ian McIntosh’s Tools for Big Mountain Shredding:

The Volkl Shiro


The Marker Jester Pro


If you are looking for a good touring binding to go with The Volkl Shiro check out The Marker Duke.

Few Crew at Troll

Jake Aldridge, Keegan Tanbk, Nick Neeson, and Adam Kaye get down at Troll.  Don’t believe it – watch the edit.

Mount Bohemia: Midwestern Powder Paradise

Sssshhh…don’t tell anybody. Mount Bohemia is the best kept powder secret in the world. Hidden at the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula, the northernmost tip of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Mount Bohemia is a superb gem and perhaps the best kept secret in the snow sports world. It is often criticized due to lack of knowledge, contempt prior to investigation.  The trip to Bohemia does not disappoint. The U.P. is a special place and the goods are up in those woods.

Although, you are probably right. It is flat and there isn’t any snow…and I hear they make you eat casserole until you’re sick. You should probably stay away. I’ll make the trek, make sure it’s terrible, and report back. That’s just the type of guy I am…


Scot Schmidt Has Still Got It

Freeski Pioneer Slays at 52

Salomon Freeski TV’s newest episode follows the Father of Freeskiing, the legendary Scot Schmidt. First bursting onto the ski-lebrity scene following the1987 release of Greg Stump’s “The Blizzard of Aahhh’s,” Schmidt became one of the first skiers to gain recognition and admiration without every competing in the World Cup Racing Tour. Very simply, Schmidt invented a genre and gave life to a future in the skiing world that was otherwise nonexistent. Every skier today is forever indebted to what Scot Schmidt unknowingly did by going out and getting radical. And as it turns out, he still can.

Best Quotes From The Episode:

“You’ve got to be really good at processing fear and anxiety and understanding where that fine line is with your ability and courage…it’s a real game.”

“There’s always a risk in meeting one of your heros. People tend to build people up into what they want them to be…Scot Schmidt is still a skiers skier. He lives in a cabin on the side of a mountain and pretty mush skis every day, all winter long.”

“I’ve been a man without a mountain for a long time. Now, I’m slopeside, living in a cabin, and skiing every day– getting my passion back.”


Nine Knights Course Preview

4FRNT’s Olympic Champion David Wise Reveals The Greatest Freestyle Course

Men’s Halfpipe Olympic Gold Medalist, David Wise of 4FRNT Skis, gives a behind the scenes look at what is becoming the greatest course ever constructed for freestyle snowsports athletes, the Suzuki Nine Knights presented by GoPro. Last week female freeskiers and snowboarders gathered on Mottolino Fun Mountain in Livigno, Italy to ride the most inspiring snow castle Suzuki has built for Nine Queens. Now, it’s the fellas’ turn to delve into their creative riding expanse on a course with endless possibilities. The Big Air Contest this Friday April 4th will serve as one of the most innovative and inspiring riding sessions in freeskiing history.  Read More