J.P. Auclair's urban segment from Sherpas' 2011 film 'All.I.Can'

October 1, 2014 4:57 PM

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J.P. Auclair's urban segment from Sherpas' 2011 film 'All.I.Can'

An innovator and creative force in skiing for nearly 20 years, JP Auclair's death Monday in an avalanche in Chile while filming a movie project will be felt by the sport in ways large and small. Writer, skier and editor Micah Abrams remembers his friend. Auclair was 37.

In the summer of 1999, I got into a debate with JP Auclair about the merits of the "safety grab" in skiing. It had been two and a half years since JP and the New Canadian Air Force initiated a revolution by leading skiers into the "snowboard park," and the sport was evolving at a disorientating pace...

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