Icelantic is proud to team up with the estate of legendary singer songwriter John Denver to launch a limited edition John Denver tribute ski.   John Denver’s iconic music is greatly appreciated by the folks here at Icelantic and so is the shared passion for skiing, art, adventure, creativity and innovation. The opportunity to pay tribute to Denver’s legacy and catalog of music comes with great honor. With the help of the estate we have chosen the Nomad to serve as this signature ski.   Icelantic artist Travis Parr’s process for this ski involved first painting his subject, then adapting the painting to incorporate some of Icleantic’s signature elements, and in this case the “JD snowflake” logo. PARR says, “Art is…the process or product of deliberately and creatively arranging elements in a way that appeals to the senses and emotions.”     Denver was well known during the 1980s for his gatherings of the rich and famous at John Denver’s Celebrity Ski Classic at Heavenly Resort in Lake Tahoe. Extremely popular with spectators and millions of TV viewers across the country, the event served as a huge promotional vehicle for the sport of skiing for ten years, as well as a fundraiser for Denver’s favorite charities.   [The estate has also recently announced that ATO Records will celebrate John Denver’s life and music with The Music Is You: A Tribute to John Denver, slated for early 2013 release. The album features covers of Denver’s most popular songs by artists including Dave Matthews, My Morning Jacket, Train, Amos Lee, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Brandi Carlile, Lucinda Williams, Josh Ritter, Old Crow Medicine Show, Kathleen Edwards (produced by Jim James of MMJ), Brett Dennen, Milow, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Blind Pilot, J Mascis, Sharon Van Etten, Evan Dando and more.   Denver, the two-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and Poet Laureate of Colorado, released 23 studio albums in his lifetime. He is best known for the beloved songs “Leaving, on a Jet Plane,” “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” “Sunshine On My Shoulders, “Annie’s Song” and “Rocky Mountain High,” which is the co-state song of Colorado. Among his numerous awards and recognitions, Denver was instrumental in championing humanitarian and environmental causes. Today, Denver’s status as a cultural icon stands undiminished. His popularity and continuing influence on popular culture more than a decade after his untimely death in 1997 is remarkable. The new signature skis stand as tribute to the legacy of a national treasure: John Denver.   Pre-order John Denver skis here: More information about John Denver is available here: High-resolution press photos are available here: For press requests, please contact: Amy Abrams (303) 998-0002   Check out John Denver "Singing On Skis"    

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