It's almost abnormal not to see skiers and boarders zooming through the trees while their favorite tunes blast from their helmet sound systems or earbuds. Recently, Colorado-based ski company Icelantic teamed up with John Denver's estate to make that audio experience more visual: Powderhounds can now bring the music legend along for the ride.
Icelantic's new John Denver Nomad ski features images of the iconic singer-songwriter on the tip and tail. The limited-edition product is a one-ski quiver (translation: it has the ability to handle all snow conditions, from fluffy powder to just skiffs of snow). While the skis will get the job done, it's the detailing by PARR, the artist responsible for the John Denver design, that makes the gear irresistible to "Rocky Mountain High" fans. PARR blended an image of the shaggy-haired performer and his signature "JD snowflake" with Icelantic's free-flowing style.
The $699 skis are available in three sizes: 161, 171, and 181. Orders are being accepted now on Icelantic's website. The downfall: The planks won't ship until mid-February. But they'll arrive in time to coincide with the final stop on the John Denver: A Rocky Mountain High Concert tour, February 23 at the Paramount Theatre in Denver.
—Image courtesy of Icelantic Skis
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