Words by Alison Jones | Oct 31, 2019
Accomplished athletes, brand powerhouses, and the type of content that will make you say, ‘I could totally hit that’.
The following feeds will serve you enough inspiration to last you through this season and next.
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Instagram Handle: @mikaelashiffrin
U.S. Alpine Ski Racer, 2x Olympic Champion, 5x World Champ; Mikaela’s accomplishments are astounding even by superhuman standards. After making her World Cup debut at just 15 (yeah, we’re also sat here comparing what we were doing at 15…), she has since smashed multiple records and looks set to continue her reign. Mikaela was the first athlete in FIS Ski World Cup history to win in all six disciplines, as well as being the youngest racer ever to reach 50 World Cup victories. With winter tantalizingly imminent, all eyes are on Mikaela’s game plan to dominate the circuits once again.
2/ Travis Rice
Instagram Handle: @travisrice
A snowboarder needing little to no introduction. Travis Rice is a (multi) gold medal-winning athlete, and title rider in mandatory-viewing movies like Depth Perception and The Art of Flight. He not only posts behind the scenes clips of his current film projects, but his archive footage from the last two decades of descents and his notorious ability to make technical pillow lines look like NBD on the regular make for excellent viewing.
Instagram Handle: @robinvangyn
Habitually found cruising bold lines, Robin is a pro snowboarder inspiring next-gen riders with her cross-continental, dream-inducing carving. Her Insta grid is an uninterrupted stream of her latest film projects and using her public voice for good – oh and few idyllic surf snaps from Maui. All-in-all, it’s an impressive culmination of otherworldly days spent plowing fresh on some of the steepest mountains in the Americas. Tune in.
Instagram Handle: @steepskiing
A household name – but are you following Chris’ account? As one of the premier big mountain skiers in the industry, we highly recommend that you do. His feed consists of your typical mind-blowing ski shots mixed with drool-worthy landscapes – which, let’s be honest, that’s why we’re all here. Whetting powder appetites since 1996, Chris is well indoctrinated within the hallowed halls of skiing fame. His thumb-stopping posts are perfect when you need a quick hit of ski inspo while on your daily commute. Mandatory viewing from a true pro.
Handle IG: @arcteryx
Industry leader, producer, and academy founder – oh, and they also sell high-performance outdoor gear. Arc’teryx blends adventure inspiration and editorial pieces on famed traverses, new lines, and untracked routes alongside quality photos of their products.
6/ Carter Mack
Instagram Handle: @cartermak
Known best for going big in the backcountry, Carter’s relentless time on-mountain and skiing with the likes of Candide Thovex have made him the winter idol we both need and deserve. Expect content from regular heli-skiing sprees, endless runs in bottomless snow, and a visual steam of his unrelenting pursuit of first tracks. The send is strong in this one.
7/ Ikon Pass
Instagram Handle: @ikonpass
Ikon Pass encompasses the most iconic mountain destinations on the planet (41, to be exact). So you can bet your best outer jacket that the amalgamated imagery will keep your snow addiction sated all season. Expect the latest from the likes of Mammoth, Niseko, Jackson, Thredbo, Revelstoke, Squaw – should we continue?
Instagram Handle: @greatgramsofgary
Because you can’t be on the internet without cats, and as far as influencers go, Gary is one of the best out there. A goggle toting, harness-wearing rescue that calls Canmore, Alberta home. Gary has amassed a devote following of almost 100k through his all-mountain adventures in the Canadian Rockies. He is a furry manifestation of mountain culture expressed in the purest form and every image is an 11/10 for your daily dose of wholesomeness. If you ain’t got time for Gary, we ain’t got time for you.
Instagram Handle: @cmhheli
Because of course we were going to put our name on this list. If you’re not already following us, do it. Helicopters, powder, condition reports, news, and live updates. Get some >
If you’re looking for further escapism, we have a 3 million acre playground of untouched wilderness and a fleet of helicopters; just in case you’re interested >