JP Auclair

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Jean-Philippe Auclair (August 22, 1977 – September 29, 2014) was a Canadian freestyle skier. He was born in Ste. Foy, Quebec.[1] JP helped Salomon launch the 1080 ski in 1998 and in 2002, along with fellow freeskier Tanner Hall founded Armada skis, a freestyle only skiing company and remained a member of their "Pro Team" since Nov. 11, 2002.[2] His sponsors included: Armada skis, Orage Clothing, Giro Helmets, Level Gloves, JoyStick Poles, D-Structure, Mount Seymour, Stoneham and SnowParkNZ.[3] Auclair is known for various styles of facial hair, from a long goatee in the mid 90s to a Magnum PI mustache over the turn of the millennium.[4][5] Auclair has also taken roles in many ski movies, including the 2012 release of Sherpas Cinema's All.I.Can.[6]

Auclair died alongside Andreas Fransson in an avalanche on September 29, 2014 on Monte San Lorenzo in Aysen, Chile while filming for the webisode series Apogee Skiing.[7]

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