Cover Photo: Blake Jorgenson
The JP Memorial returns to Whistler during WSSF week this spring. As one of the most enjoyable and inspiring events in skiing, the NS crew has been to every edition so far. It's also probably the largest gathering of founding members of our sport in the entire year. We'll be there again this year and you should be too. We're stoked to see it brought back to the calendar, both as a memorial for JP and just a plain ol' good time. Here's a look at what to expect:
JP was not only one of the greatest skiers to ever live, he also gave back to the mountain community by starting the non-profit organization, Alpine Initiatives. Alpine Initiatives takes this time every year to bring the ski community together in a celebration of the life of JP.
"We are excited to continue the JP Memorial in Whistler by collaborating with World Ski & Snowboard Festival (WSSF) to bring the event to life. It’s a great fit to host the event as Whistler meant so much to JP. It gave him friends and a community, opportunities to grow as a skier, and shaped part of who he was. It will allow a broader audience to celebrate the legacy of JP and grow the awareness around Alpine Initiatives.” ~ Ingrid Sirois
The JP Memorial is a gathering to remember a friend, a father, a hero and to simply have fun. It’s an intimate springtime event comprised of some pros, some ski-industry types and a bunch of people who simply love the mountains. Open to the public - everyone is invited and encouraged to join.
Schedule of Events:
April 10: Ski Shred Session, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (location TBA)
We will ski as a crew on the resort. A time to enjoy the beauty of the present moment and shred in honor of JP.
April 10: Get together and registration, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. (location TBA)
A time to enjoy good food, good drink, and good company. A time to just hang out and be together in honor of JP.
April 11: Quarter Pipe Shred Session, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. @ Blackcomb Terrain Park.
Meet @ FORLISE – 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 Night presented by Evo, 5 - 8 p.m. (location TBA)
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).
For more information on the event and to register, visit www.alpineinitiatives.org.
The World Ski & Snowboard Festival is a proud partner of this year’s event.