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auclairjp:

My second BC Slopestyle run at the Swatch Skiers Cup in Zermatt. I had so much fun!

Making it look easy

“Strive to be like these heroes, don’t just settle for remembering them” - CydWhit
Oct 1, 2014 / 292 notes

arsenic-bloom:

auclairjp:

My second BC Slopestyle run at the Swatch Skiers Cup in Zermatt. I had so much fun!

Making it look easy

Strive to be like these heroes, don’t just settle for remembering them” - CydWhit

thewaytoit:

definatly my favourite skier. JP Auclair for the win.
Oct 1, 2014 / 57 notes

thewaytoit:

definatly my favourite skier. JP Auclair for the win.

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freeskierlife:

JP AUCLAIR
Oct 1, 2014 / 284 notes

freeskierlife:

JP AUCLAIR

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Oct 1, 2014 / 50 notes

euphiouri:

 Rest in Peace JP Auclair and Andreas Fransson, some of the best 

Don’t be content with your condolences, don’t leave it at a SIP in a thread or a line in your signature. Do something better with their inspiration. Strive to be like these heroes, don’t just settle for remembering them” - CydWhit

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itsthewknd:

The ski community lost two legends today. Actually, scratch that, the world lost two amazing humans. JP Auclair and Andres Fransson were reportedly killed by an avalanche while climbing a couloir in Chile. JP — largely responsible for freestyle skiing’s existence in its current form — was always a step ahead of the curve, whether it was pioneering urban, taking park tricks to the backcountry, or in more recent years, honing his mountaineering skills.
The first time I ever saw JP was on an episode of Pontiac World of Skiing circa 1998-ish. The show was complete crap, but as a young die-hard skier during the pre-internet era, I would sit through hours of Steve Podborski’s tips on how to arc the perfect turn on a groomer in hopes of a few seconds of powder or hucking cliffs. On this particular episode I hit the jackpot — they were doing a feature on the New Canadian Air Force. During the segment they showed JP, sporting his signature pom-pom toque, doing a backflip mute grab in Whistler’s (snowboard) park. I promptly ran up to my parent’s closet and dug out my mom’s old-school pom-pom toque, that up until that moment I thought was super lame. The following summer, I spent hundreds of hours at my friend’s pool perfecting backflip mute grabs off the diving board. After many back slaps, and swallowing a lot of chlorinated water, I took the trick to snow and landed it. While wearing my old-school pom-pom toque, of course.
Rest in peace, JP. Even though I never met you, your skiing and creativity had a huge influence on me. I’ll be sure to huck a backflip or two for you this winter.
- Gio
PHOTO: Powder Magazine
Oct 1, 2014 / 238 notes

itsthewknd:

The ski community lost two legends today. Actually, scratch that, the world lost two amazing humans. JP Auclair and Andres Fransson were reportedly killed by an avalanche while climbing a couloir in Chile. JP — largely responsible for freestyle skiing’s existence in its current form — was always a step ahead of the curve, whether it was pioneering urban, taking park tricks to the backcountry, or in more recent years, honing his mountaineering skills.

The first time I ever saw JP was on an episode of Pontiac World of Skiing circa 1998-ish. The show was complete crap, but as a young die-hard skier during the pre-internet era, I would sit through hours of Steve Podborski’s tips on how to arc the perfect turn on a groomer in hopes of a few seconds of powder or hucking cliffs. On this particular episode I hit the jackpot — they were doing a feature on the New Canadian Air Force. During the segment they showed JP, sporting his signature pom-pom toque, doing a backflip mute grab in Whistler’s (snowboard) park. I promptly ran up to my parent’s closet and dug out my mom’s old-school pom-pom toque, that up until that moment I thought was super lame. The following summer, I spent hundreds of hours at my friend’s pool perfecting backflip mute grabs off the diving board. After many back slaps, and swallowing a lot of chlorinated water, I took the trick to snow and landed it. While wearing my old-school pom-pom toque, of course.

Rest in peace, JP. Even though I never met you, your skiing and creativity had a huge influence on me. I’ll be sure to huck a backflip or two for you this winter.

- Gio

PHOTO: Powder Magazine

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armadaskis:

JP rappelling into his line in Chamonix 

One of the raddest dudes to ever strap on skis. Thank you for everything JP.
Oct 1, 2014 / 183 notes

armadaskis:

JP rappelling into his line in Chamonix 

One of the raddest dudes to ever strap on skis. Thank you for everything JP.

Oct 1, 2014 / 658 notes

auclairjp:

I’ve done some questionable things in my younger days.. Weirdest part is it was my idea in the first place and even weirder is that I was really psyched about it. Those images were shot in 2000 for a Willy Bogner Film called Ski to the Max and also ended up in The Game by PBP. If you haven’t seen one of his films before I recommend you start with the 70s.. magic!

Never ceased to bring a smile to our faces or make our jaw drop. SIP JP

armadaskis:

JP Auclair // 2007 New Zealand

Epic is as epic does.
Oct 1, 2014 / 26 notes

armadaskis:

JP Auclair // 2007 New Zealand

Epic is as epic does.

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armadaskis:

JP Auclair. Handplant. New Zealand

Real legends never die.
Oct 1, 2014 / 204 notes

armadaskis:

JP Auclair. Handplant. New Zealand

Real legends never die.

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auclairjp:

On location for Into the Mind
Bella Coola, BC, Canada
April 2012

Rippin’ it
Oct 1, 2014 / 198 notes

auclairjp:

On location for Into the Mind

Bella Coola, BC, Canada

April 2012

Rippin’ it

armadaskis:

JP Auclair // NZ // TST // Contra

Doing what he does best
Oct 1, 2014 / 253 notes

armadaskis:

JP Auclair // NZ // TST // Contra

Doing what he does best

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Oct 1, 2014 / 46 notes

davezaple:

Wow. Just WOW. Andreas Fransson has an almost poetic way of describing the his emotions and battles of the mind as he faces some of the most incredible challenges in the mountains. 

Fear and doubt follow me the whole way… but I won’t let them win ~ Andreas Fransson

SIP Andreas. You’re a legend.

I’ve learnt a few things the last few months; Life goes on and how we want it to go on is a choice and even if we want to escape, there is no-where to escape so we might as well make right now awesome.” - Andreas Fransson

auclairjp:

Skiing down Cedar Street in Nelson BC. A few frames pulled from the All. I. Can. Street Seg. This is the first shot we got in the can while shooting the sequence.

Pioneer
Oct 1, 2014 / 3,547 notes

auclairjp:

Skiing down Cedar Street in Nelson BC. A few frames pulled from the All. I. Can. Street Seg. This is the first shot we got in the can while shooting the sequence.

Pioneer

auclairjp:

Endless Slash. 20 frames pulled from PBP’s Revolver. Shot in Haines, AK 2009, released in 2010.

Enjoy the endless pow, cornices, and bottomless champagne upstairs buddy.
Oct 1, 2014 / 498 notes

auclairjp:

Endless Slash. 20 frames pulled from PBP’s Revolver. Shot in Haines, AK 2009, released in 2010.

Enjoy the endless pow, cornices, and bottomless champagne upstairs buddy.