Marker Völkl USA, a distributor of Völkl skis and Marker bindings, officially announced the 2012/13 Men’s Freeskiing Team today with the re-signings of Ian McIntosh and Nick Goepper, and the addition of Matt Margetts. Ian McIntosh is considered to be one of the best Big Mountain skiers in the world. The Pemberton, BC, native has starred in the last several ski films by Teton Gravity Research. The 2011 Powder Magazine Video Award Winner sat out most of last season with a serious injury, but is healthy and ready to charge this season. Nick Goepper is an 18 year-old that took the Slopestyle world by surprise last season. The Indiana native won a Dew Tour event, a Silver Medal at X Games, and found himself on 9 major podiums last season. The Association of Freeskiing Professionals currently ranks him second in the world in Slopestyle. “I’m more than excited to be a part of the Völkl family through the upcoming Winter Olympics,” said Goepper, “The technology, camaraderie, and support I receive are awesome. I’m stoked to be a part of a brand that is a leader in the park skiing movement.” Matt Margetts is Halfpipe skier who also has an eye on X Games and the 2014 Winter Olympics. “We finally sealed the deal!” said Margetts, “I’m very excited to be supported by a company that believes in me and my potential. I’m really stoked on the way the skis perform and I am so excited to start this new chapter in my ski career. It is going to be a busy contest season and hopefully you’ll see me on the podium.” Ian, Nick and Matt join the other great skiers on the Marker-Völkl Men’s roster: Ahmet Dadali, Dylan Hood, Dash Longe, Dan Marion, Matt Philippi, and Ty Peterson. “I’m really stoked with our team,” said Chris Adams, Marker-Völkl’s Team Manager, “We have the most well rounded team out there. We have great Big Mtn. skiers, great video skiers, a new top shelf Halfpipe skier and the #2 Slopestyle skier in the world. Most importantly, they are all great guys that make my job awesome.” More information on all Marker-Völkl skiers can be found at www.volkl.com and using the Marker logo link to on our page.