JP Auclair

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Jean-Philippe Auclair (August 22, 1977 – September 29, 2014) was a Canadian freeskiier. He was born in Sainte-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 was known for various styles of facial hair, from a long goatee in the mid 90s to a Magnum, P.I. mustache over the turn of the millennium.[4] Auclair also took roles in many ski movies, including the 2012 release of Sherpas Cinema's All.I.Can.[5]

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.[6]

The Adult Swim series Off the Air features Auclair's "Street Segment" from All.I.Can in season four's fourth episode titled "Transportation".

In 2017, The North Face, Sherpas Cinema collaborated to produce the short film "Imagination on YouTube" featuring professional freeskier Tom Wallisch to honor the late JP Auclair[7].

References[edit]

  1. ^ "X Games 2000 - J.P. Auclair". espn.go.com. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-01-17. Retrieved 2013-01-16. 
  3. ^ "Oakley Ski - Oakley Sports". 
  4. ^ "The Mentor: JP Auclair - The Ski Journal". 
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-12-17. Retrieved 2013-01-16. 
  6. ^ "Auclair, Fransson Confirmed Dead". Powder Magazine. 30 September 2014. Archived from the original on 2 October 2014. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "The North Face Mixes Childlike Fantasy and Impossible Stunts in Breathtaking Ski Ad". Retrieved 2018-05-11.