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J.P. Memorial Returns to Riksgränsen, Sweden May 17-20, 2016

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Disciples of modern skiing and the legends who shaped it, as well as those just looking for a good time, will return to Riksgränsen, Sweden May 17-20 to celebrate the sport, and one of its founders, at the second annual JP Memorial.


One of the world’s most captivating ski destinations will host enthusiasts pursuing all forms of the sport they love: from touring to heli to resort laps.

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– Second Annual “JPM” honors ski pioneer JP Auclair, celebrates modern skiing’s roots and is open to anyone who loves snow and a good party
– Contests will be held, and awards given out, for: Best Trick; Best Mute Backflip; Best QP Straight Air; Best QP Trick; Best 90’s Outfit; Best Hair; Most Fun; Best Photo; ‘Send It’ Award
– Event will be hosted at the birthplace of modern skiing, Riksgränsen Resort in Sweden

Hosted jointly by Armada, Oakley and Riksgränsen Resort, in celebration of JP Auclair, a skiing pioneer whose influence on the sport is still felt today, the JP Memorial is a throwback in every way, from the tricks thrown to the attire worn.

Awards will be handed out in friendly competitions for Best Mute Backflip, Best Quarterpipe Straight Air and Best QP Trick; preferred dress will be 1990’s-themed; and shooters are encouraged to use analog tools exclusively (film, Hi-8 video, etc.).

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The event returns to the acknowledged birthplace of modern skiing, Riksgränsen Resort, where, in 1998, future Armada co-founders JP and Chris “O.C.” O’Connell met at the King of the Hill contest. There, O.C.’s camera documented several year’s worth of ski progression executed by JP and others over just a few days: taking what was up until then an alpine-influenced discipline and creating what is today called “freeskiing,” but Armada just calls, “skiing.”

Registration requests can be sent to info@jpmemorial.com.

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