The JP Memorial is like-minded people gathering together to remember a hero and have a lot of fun.
We hope to see you there.
The artic circle is where it started.
The first annual JP Memorial in arctic Riksgränsen, Sweden would have made JP proud.
There was a huge backflip thrown on a snow racer, epic sunset shoots, 20-year-old skis and a good time had by all. It was a special event in the sport of skiing, when events are all too focused on triple corks and who goes the biggest out of an icy pipe.
The second event built upon that foundation.
Friends new and old from all over the world made the journey back to Riksgränsen to throw down the best back flip mutes in the business, showcasing the classic tricks of yesteryear, touring throughout the endless nights of sunlight and ending with a beautiful wickerman burning in memory of JP. It was exciting, emotional, and a very special event that defied all expectation of what a ski event could be.
That momentum and passion led us to part three.
We headed to Canada for the third annual event with familiar faces and new friends in attendance from all over the world: many of the NCAF were on hand to share the memories and good times together, shred some classic tricks, raise a toast or two and create some new memories. From Backflips on the Windlip to Shushi down in the village, it was a once in a lifetime event yet again and a perfect celebration for 20 years of The NCAF and JP.
Then a year later we were back with the WSSF.
For the 4th JPM we partnered up with the WSSF to hold the event in Whistler again, mixing up a freestyle comp up on the hill in the day with a trivial and drinks at the Handlebar during the evening - and a day skiing with family and friends from all over the world for another amazing year.
We are back in Whistler this April for the 2019 JP Memorial
We hope to see you there!!!
The JP Memorial 2019 Schedule
April 10: Get together and registration, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. @Handlebar, 4557 Blackcomb Way.
A time to enjoy good food, good drink, and good company. A time to just hang out and be together in honor of JP and register to the event.
April 11: Quarter Pipe Shred Session, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. @ Blackcomb Terrain Park
Meet @ Whistler Village Sports – 10 am to head up the hill to the quarter pipe in the Blackcomb Terrain Park. Registration @ Blackcomb Terrain Park – 11am : Sign up for the shred session on the quarter pipe. We will ski as a crew. A time to enjoy the beauty of the present moment and shred in honor of JP. Don’t forget to bring your helmet.
April 11: Freeski Trivia presented by Evo, 5 - 8 p.m. @ El Furniture Warehouse, 4314 Main St. Come one come all. Buy in individually or in teams to participate in the trivia night. Hosted by Micah Abrams (Former Editor for ESPN and Freeze Magazine, current Content Director of The Enthusiast Network).
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