Like the other veterans of the TGR athlete roster, Ian Mcintosh is showing no signs of slowing down. Instead, he’s pushing himself in ways he never has before – both in the mountains and in his daily life. This season was all about finding a balance between spending time with his new daughter and continuing to pursue a career as one of the boldest skiers around. The BC native certainly stayed true to that reputation by teaming up with his teammates on The North Face squad - Sam Smoothy, Christina Lustenberger and Nick McNutt – to go on a freeride ski mountaineering tear in his home hills.
Having intimate knowledge of your local mountains goes a long way, especially when tackling high-consequence lines that involve technical climbing, a healthy amount of exposure, and require near-perfect conditions to pull off. Of course, Mac's Volkl skis setup was the perfect companion for these big missions. When things lined up outside of Pemberton, the crew fired up the sleds, packed their bags, and got booting up dreamy couloirs and faces reminiscent of their trip to Norway last year.
When it doubt, air it out. Eric Parker photo.
Couloirs that could swallow you whole. Eric Parker photo.
Dreaming, planning, executing, Ian Mcintosh style. Eric Parker photo.
Gotta go up to get down. Eric Parker photo.
Backcountry snack couch? Snow pony? Eric Parker photo.
No point in taking it slow here. Eric Parker photo.