Exactly one year ago, we lost JP Auclair & Andreas Frannson in an avalanche in Chilean Patagonia. The news engulfed the ski industry like a silent tsunami leaving us all blind-sided, devastated, and lost. Our heroes vanished far away in an unknown land. JP brought flair, style, and life back into the skiing world when we needed it most. He helped […]
This is a solid video of Jackson Hole, WY locals going off at their home mountain. They pull off some big lines and big airs and take some serious beatings. Good on ’em! Jackson Hole got 316″ of snow in 2014/15. “Final Troupe episode from the 2014-2015 season. Big thanks to everyone who made this season possible, and the inception of “The Troupe”. Featuring Aiden Ulrich, Sammy Winship, Charlie Leveroni, Daniel Tisi, Riley Rose, and Casey Rose. Shot and cut by Jackson Tisi and Aiden Ulrich.”
It’s been less than 6 months, but the wound is still fresh for many of us. September of 2014, the skiing community lost one it’s greatest and most inspirational free skiers ever. JP Auclair passed away in a deadly avalanche in South America along with another great rider and person, Andreas Fransson.
There have been a lot of articles the past week about what’s been going on with our ski and snowboard heros and why they keep dying. Outside Magazine wrote our favoirite thus far. They basically say: We don’t know why our ski and snowboard heros keep dying, but they do keep dying.” Then they go on to write a great piece about each of the 5 different ski and snowboard heros from someone who knew them. To anybody who follows sports in the Outside world, freeskiing has emerged as a shockingly dangerous pursuit. Over the past decade, so many of the sport’s luminaries have perished in the mountains that in December […]
JP Auclair and Andreas Fransson are being reported dead in an avalanche in Chile by the National Office of Emergency of the Interior Ministry of Chile. They had been missing since Monday afternoon before they were found lifeless this afternoon by Chilean police forces. They went missing while climbing, skiing, and filming on 12,159-foot Mt. San Lorenzo (2nd highest peak in Patagonia) near the city of Cochrane in the Aysen area. This is an remote area in Chilean Patagonia (far south Chile). […]
Andreas Fransson’s Swedish ski mountaineering partner, Magnus Kastengren, fell to his death on Saturday while extreme skiing on 12,316-foot Mt. Cook in New Zealand. 32-year-old Magnus was skiing on Mt. Cook’s summit ridge near its lower summit at around 12,200 feet when he slipped while on a ridge line and fell 2,000-vertical feet on Saturday morning. Magnus did not survive […]