• Honor, Love & Gratitude | We Love You JP

    JP's love of the mountains blossomed into a deep consciousness for the earth and moved him to do his part in preserving her beauty. He was genuine in his encounters with others and deeply appreciated those who helped him along the way, and in doing so touched many during his life.
  • 2015 Grass Roots Grants Applications Open

    Calling environmental, sustainability, community and arts based non-profits! It’s that time of year again, and we are excited to kick off our 2015 Grass Roots Grants cycle!
  • The Armada AI JJ Evolution

    The qualities of the AI JJ have come to represent the qualities that JP was known for. So, when you’re ripping big lines, or jibbing around your local resort, you’ll be embracing the legacy of JP Auclair with every turn.
  • Giving Old Skis New Life

    Its that time of year again when gear fever seems to consume us while we impatiently wait for the snow to cover the ground and the ski lifts to start turning. There’s no question that purchasing new gear gets you fired up, but that sometimes leave us ignorant to the fact that our old skis don’t just disappear into thin air.
  • The Kiamani Movement

    The Kiamani MVMT (“Movement”) is a group who worked passionately to make JP’s vision a reality: to make lip balm to create a new model of sustainable entrepreneurial activity in rural communities that is fundamentally based in local knowledge and leadership.
  • Throwback: JP's Very Own Salomon Teneighty Ski

    This week, in honor of the first annual JP memorial competition, we are celebrating JP and how he pioneered the free ski industry by auctioning off his very own original Salomon Teneighty setup for your chance to have a piece of skiing history. All proceeds from the auction will go toward the Auclair Fund in support of JP’s family.
  • Celebrate the Planet for Earth Week 2015

    This year for Earth Day, the AI community is feeling celebratory, so we came up with some (fairly easy) ways to celebrate the planet this week!
  • Backyard Backpacking Adventure: Hiking the Colorado Trail

    Spring has arrived and Summer is on its way. It’s time to indulge that Wanderlust and go explore the magic of the Colorado Trail. Shut down your computer, pack your backpack, and get outside!
  • The Greater Impact of the California Drought

    The ski industry in California is being hit hard by climate change and the impact of the California drought has led to early ski hill closures across the state. This lack of snow poses a very real threat off the mountain, to California’s overall water supply and economic livelihood. We must act now!
  • The Microadventure

    Adventure doesn't have to be confined to the weekend. Introducing the microadventure...
  • Veteran Rehabilitation Through Snow Sports

    Adaptive ski and ride programs throughout the country seek to share the benefits of snow sports with our military veterans who have sacrificed so much in the line of duty.
  • Start Planning Your Summer in the Mountains

    Now is the ideal time to plan for summer. A new season entails fresh adventures. This year, step outside your comfort zone and into a different mountain range.
  • Introducing the Newest Limited Edition AI JJ 2.0

    AI would like to present the newest version of the AI limited edition JJ, the AI JJ 2.0! They are a tribute to the legend and our best yet!
  • 2014 Grass Roots Grants Winners!

    The 2014 Grass Roots Grants voting cycle has come to a close, and we are excited to announce this years $5,000 grant recipients!
  • You Are What You Eat

    Who doesn’t love the convenience of a granola bar for an on-the-hill snack? But like with most of what we eat, it can be a struggle to ensure our food is not only just good for our bodies, but also good for the environment.
  • #WeLoveYouJP Tribute & Auction Now Live

    In partnership with Sherpas Cinema, we are opening an auction to benefit the Auclair Fund; in addition, we are releasing We Love You JP created by Sherpas and Poor Boyz.
  • Vote Now for Grass Root Grants!

    Vote now for your favorite 2015 Grass Roots Grants finalists - five organizations who are creating tangible, positive change in their mountain communities.
  • Good News For The Peel Watershed!

    The Peel Watershed region in the Yukon Territory of Canada recently took a huge step forward when they won the court case to open up more discussions about protecting this beautiful area.
  • Mountains Are Awesome! December 2014

    The newest Mountains Are Awesome! series by local artist, Johannah K Hall, truly inspires and encourages in-the-moment appreciation and reflection of the experiences we often take for granted on the mountain.
  • Give AI Gifts of Good This Holiday Season!

    Support Alpine Initiatives and mountain communities by giving the gift of good this holiday season.