Start Haus has a pair of Alpine Initiative skis given to them for this special benefit. We set up an auction on Ebay to help J.P.s fund for his legacy. Please bid on the skis, it is your chance to own a piece of history along with getting a pretty cool ski signed by J.P.
It's always sad when you lose a friend, and the entire skiing community lost a friend in the legendary JP Auclair this summer. Start Haus has a first-run pair of Alpine Initiative Armada JJ skis that were donated to us for this cause by one of our customers. These rare JJ's, signed by JP Auclair, are #54 of 60, and we're auctioning them off with Alpine Initiatives. 100% of the proceeds will go to the AuclairFund which is part of the Alpine Initiative started by J.P. to help his young son Leo and JP's partner Ingrid during this tough time. This is your chance to own a piece of history and J.P. himself, but mostly to help out those he left behind. Lets bid early and often for this very good cause.
About JP Auclair:
Jean-Philippe Auclair (August 22, 1977 – September 29, 2014) was a Canadian freestyle skier. He was born in Ste. Foy, Quebec. JP helped Salomon launch the 1080 ski in 1998 and in 2002, along with fellow freeskier Tanner Hall. Auclair helped found Armada skis, a freestyle only skiing company and remained a member of their "Pro Team" since Nov. 11, 2002. His sponsors included: Armada skis, Orage Clothing, Giro Helmets, Level Gloves, JoyStick Poles, D-Structure, Mount Seymour, Stoneham and SnowParkNZ. Auclair is known for various styles of facial hair, from a long goatee in the mid 90s to a Magnum PI mustache over the turn of the millennium. Auclair has also taken roles in many ski movies, including the 2012 release of Sherpas Cinema's All.I.Can.
Auclair died alongside Andreas Fransson in an avalanche on September 29, 2014 on Monte San Lorenzo in Aysen, Chile while filming for the webisode series Apogee Skiing.
Additional contributions can be made here: Alpine Initiative/Auclair Fund.