Trip report: Icelantic Skis tests new pro model twigs in Switzerland and Austria
WORDS • Julian Carr | PHOTOS • Iz La Motte
In February 2020, for the second year in a row, Icelantic gathered up ten team members and close friends, packed bags and headed to Europe. But this year was special: Looking back, it was void of COVID-19 awareness. None of us had heard of the “novel coronavirus” and the day we got back to the States, the news hit the media. Thankfully, we were able to explore the Alps without widespread concern—just a focus on conditions and community in some of the most pristine mountains accessible to skiers.
The premise of the trip was to have as much fun as possible and to not be exclusive to Icelantic’s inner circle—rather, just a bunch of friends from all corners of the industry getting together to have fun. But we were also testing prototypes, brand new skis hand-designed by myself and other athletes on Icelantic’s roster. Back in Fall 2019, Icelantic brought us together to.... Continue Reading at Free Skier