Iikka Backstrom Whistler BC. Photo Scott Serfas

Iikka Backstrom Whistler BC. Photo Scott Serfas

Iikka Bäckström is a wannabe Canadian. Maybe this is the reason he looks so comfortable up there in there B.C. backcountry. With Finnish blood in his veins, Iikka stormed the U.S. as a young rail maniac and has since gone on to develop into one of the most stylish riders currently in the pro ranks. Giant step-downs, sagging cornices, cheesewedges of death—Iikka is fearless and funny and has more fun than anyone. His crew pretty much counts on him to keep them crew laughing all day long.

Iikka Backstrom. Portrait Scott Serfas

Iikka Backstrom. Portrait Scott Serfas

Name: Iikka Bäckström
Age: 25
Home: Encinitas, CA / Squamish, BC
Resort: Whistler, BC
Sponsors: DC, Monster, Electric, Nixon, Active
Board: DC MLF 158, DC MLF Iikka Pro 154
Stance: Regular
Boot: DC Rogan, Size 8.5
Binding: Burton Cartel
Outerwear: DC
Eyewear: Electric EG5 Iikka Signature
Years Riding: 12 years
‘09 Movie: “…Ended up in TransWorld?”