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.
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 3What 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
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.