Reader: John Denver isn't the only one who deserves skis in his honor
Ski season is under way, with Winter Park opening today and Vail opening on Friday, marking its fiftieth birthday. Aspen/Snowmass will be opening on November 22, but in the meantime, Denver-based Icelantic Skis yesterday honored one of Aspen's adopted sons, John Denver, by unveiling a limited edition John Denver signature ski, created in partnership with the John Denver Estate and featuring a portrait of the musician by in-house artist Travis Parr.
The $699 skis -- a variation of Icelantic's popular Nomad shape, produced in a small batch of 100 -- and $199 giclee prints of Parr's painting are available for pre-order at IcelanticSkis.com and will be shipping in February 2013.
Far out! We asked readers who else deserves to be commemorated with snow gear.
- John Denver is commemorated with signature skis from Icelantic
- John Denver up for Colorado Ski Hall of Fame
- The iconic John Denver takes his well-deserved place in the Colorado Music Hall of Fame
Bob Denver! Denver Pyle! Denver the last dinosaur!
But wait, he's not done:
The cast of South Park -- and the branches of the US Armed Forces!
Who would you like to see commemorated with skis? Post your nominations below. And remember, it's all downhill from here.