JP MEMORIAL RETURNING TO WHISTLER

Date: April 4, 2018 Author: Jeff Schmuck Categories: news
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The 4th Annual JP Memorial (JPM4) will be held once again in Whistler Blackcomb, April 11- 13, 2018. 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.

#WeLoveYouJP. Photo by Blake Jorgenson

Alpine Initiatives takes this time every year to bring the ski community together in a celebration of the life of JP.

Photo by Blake Jorgenson

"We are excited to continue the JP Memorial in Whistler by collaborating with 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

Mike Douglas. Photo by Blake Jorgenson

The JP Memorial is a gathering to remember a friend, a father, a hero and to simply have fun. It’s not a contest, but there is a contest. It’s not a festival, but there will be music. 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.

Chris Turpin. Photo by Blake Jorgenson

Lineup of Events

April 11th: The Fundraiser @ Forlise – 7pm - 9pm: Alpine Initiatives welcomes you to the JP Memorial with a rundown of events, a silent art auction and good giveaways.

April 12th: Shred Session @ TBA – 10am - 2pm: We will ski as a crew. A time to enjoy the beauty of the present moment and shred in honor of JP.

April 12th: Freeski Trivia presented by Evo @ TBA – 5- 8pm: 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).   

April 12th: Alpine Initiatives at the Olympus Pro Photographer Showdown @ the Whistler Conference Centre – 9pm: Alpine Initiatives will present a short video that honors JP’s life and love for the mountains. The video will include work from a variety of photographers and filmers. For more information on the Olympus Pro Photographer Showdown and to buy tickets wssf.com/Olympus-Pro-Photographer-Showdown.

April 13th: The Après Ski @ the Handlebar – 3- 5pm: An après that’s kind of like a closing ceremonies, a bit of an award ceremony, but really just a gathering to enjoy good food, good drink, and good company. A time to just hang out and be together in honor of JP.

For more information on the event and to register, visit thejpmemorial.com. The World Ski & Snowboard Festival is a proud partner of this year’s event.