Ian McIntosh – Big Mountain Skier

Ian McIntosh - Big Mountain Skier

Ian “Mac” McIntosh could be the worlds best big mountain skier. Mac grew up in Invermere and ski raced at Panorama Mountain Resort. He was born into a family of avid backcountry skiers and has been skiing the backcountry from around eight years of age—that’s when he began falling in love with powder skiing.

Watch Mac shred one of the the gnarliest lines in history. This BC Coast Mountain line called “The Blue Wall” had been ridden before, but Big Mac’s approach was confident and hard charging.

This is why Mac is considered one of the best skiers on the planet.

Teton Gravity wrote, “For the last 17 years, we’ve had the distinct opportunity to witness many of legendary big mountain skier Ian McIntosh’s conquests. What’s nearly more astonishing than his skill set on-snow is the unique beginning to his career as a professional skier.

“Mac’s passion and gratitude for skiing is inspiring; then, the camera’s roll and we get to watch him dissect harrowing lines across the globe—some of them first descents—as he continues to inspire and progress not just his own abilities in the mountains, but the sport as a whole.”

Great riding Mac!

Photo: Nic Alegre