We are pleased to announce Ian Borgeson as “The Unofficial Pick” for this week. Every Monday from January to April, IFSA and Unofficial Networks will feature an athlete, freeride program, or coach who earns their mark in the competition sport of big mountain freeskiing.
Athlete Name: Ian Lars Borgeson
Freeride Program & Head Coach: Team Summit – Jason Anthony and Ryan Van Nuys
Ryan Van Nuys, Team Summit – “Ian Borgeson is one of the most energetic, fun skiers I have ever had the pleasure to work with. No matter what the circumstances, Ian manages to make other skiers smile and enjoy themselves. While maintaining this fun vibe, he has managed to take advantage of every opportunity to become an amazingly well-rounded skier. From moguls and groomers, to jump lines and rails, he does it all with tons of style.”
Nicknames: Skiin’ Ian, Pablo, E-Dog, Ballsac the Jaws of Death
Age: Old enough to vote. Roger Gary 2012. BOOM
Years skiing: 16. Not enough.
Highlights: 4th 2011 World Heli Challenge in Wanaka, NZ; 3rd overall 2011 JFT; 2nd 2011 JFT Crested Butte; 3rd 2011 JFT Grand Targhee
Favorite Skier: Candide Thovex and my dad
Favorite Run: My second run on the freestyle day of the World Heli Challenge was the best run of my life so far.
What would you buy for $50? Truck parts
What do you eat for breakfast? Two eggs, oatmeal, and a banana. I’ll make pancackes sometimes too.
What’s your gear? Faction skis, Full Tilt boots, Smith Optics and helmets, Discrete Headwear, Surefoot boot liners
Other hobbies? Biking, hiking, and philosophizing
Pet Peeves? Brown nosers annoy me
Goals for 2012: Have fun and ski with my varto’s mang.
Any Scars? I have one on my hip from running into a dresser in the dark when I was three in the nude while visiting my French cousins. I have another nice one from going over the handlebars while downhill biking this summer.
Who do you want to high five? Everyone who works with Faction because they are all awesome!