Icelantic's Cody Potter had a scary incident this spring, the kind of spring incident that usually would keep a person off the hill until Fall. Not Cody, Cody is a beast. Check out his summer comeback edit.
Words by Cody Potter -
"On April 15th, 2017 I took a hard crash which resulted in two broken ribs, a partially punctured lung, and left me knocked out for about a minute..."
"This edit embodies the energy I felt being back on my skis after a couple months of taking things easy. I was wearing a helmet during the crash and still got knocked out pretty good, so I think it's a good idea to wear it most of the time from now on. I want to thank Owen Dahlberg for filming all week and Woodward for hosting the Icey crew! Hope everyone enjoys the edit: C-Pott's Comeback."Read More →
I would not quite call it “playing hooky.” Yet there I was 4 hours from my adult responsibilities, two skis under my feet, trudging slowly uphill. While my dog Valentin reassured me this was the best decision I could ever make, I knew that most people in my pre-med program would never do this.
The FU ALS benefit for our man Gary Wyman was a great success. Our friends at F4D Studio created this piece documenting the event while giving a look inside the life of Gary and his wife Kati and the love they share as they manage the imminent nature of this terrible disease.Read More →
Had a chance to catch up with our dude Hayden Price and get a tour of his spunky domicile on wheels. Check it out!Read More →
The Idaho mountains caught my attention a few summers ago, and this winter I felt a magnetic pull to the majestic Sawtooth Range. Imagine the mountains of Patagonia and Alaska had a baby… that’s the Sawthooths in my mind. The mountain ranges surrounding Sun Valley, Idaho have accumulated a snowpack ranking as the third deepest on record which means many zones that are normally un-ridable have been dubbed the green light. Early season, we ticked off laps in the burn, Grumpy’s and Hourglass along the side-country of Sun Valley Resort. While the rare depths of the Wood River powder was a treat, my gut was yearning for the rugged spires of the Sawtooth backcountry. Skiing there is relatively remote, takes a strong physical effort and quality ski partners. Lucky for me, I’ve been adventuring with Sun Valley local backcountry skier/sledder extraordinaire, Jeremy Lato with all the insider beta on the area. This blog takes you along my ski adventures to Boyscout, Sickle, Gun Barrel, Outer Space and Petzholdt Couloirs, and the elusive North East face of Hortsmann Peak, “The Shield.” I rode the Nomad Lite 105 ski providing the freeride style on the descent with incredible light weight to fly up the skin track.
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Words by Icelantic CEO Annelise Loevlie -
A couple months ago, one of our dear friends and beloved co-workers Gary Wyman sat Ben and I down and told us he had recently been diagnosed with ALS... Click to read more.
On Thursday April 13th, there will be an event at the Ogden theatre in Denver with the intention of raising money to help fund medical bills, house modifications, tools for the transition, etc. If you are in the Denver area and want to support a great cause, hear some of the best local live music, win stellar prizes and experience a little of our family, please come.
If you’re not in the Denver area and you’d like to make a $5, $10, $50 dollar donation to Gary or to ALS, please do so at www.teamgarebear.com .
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Last week Sasha Motivala and I drove up to Canada from Jackson, with goals to ski Kicking Horse, Revelstoke and a little backcountry with sleds. It was amazing. We got good snow the day we drove in and refills all week.Read More →
Icelantic athlete Rachel Croft sees the top of another FWQ podium. This win in Taos currently lands her in first place on the Freeride World Qualifier tour. If you're wondering what skis she shreds on they're Nomad 125's.
Stay tuned as Rachel continues her competition journey hopefully making her way on to the World Tour. Way to go Rachel, keep up the strong work!