Ludwig Alpine Initiatives
alpinitiatives In the Spring of 2014 I traveled to Svalbard, Norway. We lived on a sail boat and the midnight sun allowed us to ski at all hours of the night. Time ceased to have much meaning. All that mattered was eating, sleeping, and skiing. With the simplicity of living on a boat away from all distractions, #engaging with those around us and our environment was effortless. #alpineinitiatives #AI @myshellparker 11h

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alpinitiatives Looking out from the Senso-ji Asakusa Kannon Temple to the Thunder gate in Japan 2006. While travels take you far in search of snow, there is so much more to see. #exploration #alpineinitiatives #ai @myshellparker 1d

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alpinitiatives A 2006 trip took us to Japan where we visited the Senso-ji Asakusa Kannon Temple. 1,000 paper cranes hung delicately. Related to the prayer flags of Tibet the cranes slowly dissolve and release the wish by whomever created them. 9 years later I find myself in Japan once again and there are constant reminders to #bepresent, an AI value. #WeLoveYouJP @myshellparker 2d

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alpinitiatives Ever since my first visit to Haines, AK I've been drawn to the place. I'm not sure if it's because of the community or the mountains, but the mountain community is powerful and strong. AI is a perfect example of its possibilities and potential. #WeLoveYouJP @myshellparker 3d

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Perpetua Alpine Initiatives
alpinitiatives In 2008, JP introduced me to Alaska and his new friend Mikey Hovey through guide school in Haines. The two of them were passionately talking about creating Alpine Initiatives. To see them follow through with such enthusiasm and dedication was exhilarating. They truly found their inspiration in the mountains. #inspiration #WeLoveYouJP @myshellparker 4d

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alpinitiatives This week, skiing maven Michelle Parker is taking over our Instagram. As an avid supporter of AI since it's inception, we couldn't be happier to have her help out. For more on Michelle follow her here throughout the week,  check out her inspiring site- http://www.michelle-parker.com and bid on her donated kits on the Auclair Fund Auction. @myshellparker 5d

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alpinitiatives First edition Armada/ AI JJs. Only 60 pairs made by Armada to benefit AI. The last pair, #8 of 60 is up for auction on our online store to benefit the Auclair Fund. Get your bids in now as we'll cycle them out tomorrow at 12pm EST.  True thanks to @armadaskis for all that you do; your brand, your team and your vision inspire us all. 6d

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alpinitiatives "This was a hip hit out of a chute on the way back to the hut in Temple Basin. We shot it as a joke but it was beautiful. We were trying to do the old Scott Schmidt style shot. Temple Basin is pretty gnarly spot and nothing phased JP there, it wasn't even enough. It was clear JP's trajectory at that point was getting more into ski mountaineering. I would trade anything to shoot this with him again." by Chris O'Connell. #WeLoveYouJP @armadaskis 6d

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Normal Alpine Initiatives
alpinitiatives Newport Beach, CA: Epic yellow SS Camaro, check. Epic stash, check. Epic guns, check. Head over to: http://store.alpineinitiatives.org to get yourself a yellow canary sticker pack donated by @sherpascinema benefiting the Auclair Fund. Photo by Chris O'Connell #WeLoveYouJP @armadaskis 7d

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alpinitiatives Changbaishan, China. One of the most interesting Armada trips ever, this was taken in northern China, a few miles from North Korea. The skiing was less than ideal, but what an experience. To bid on Chris O'Connell's beautiful Mt. Cook Print benefiting the Auclair Fund, take a wander over to http://store.alpineinitiatives.org. Photo by Chris O'Connell #WeLoveYouJP @armadaskis 1w

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Normal Alpine Initiatives
alpinitiatives Hakuba 47, Japan up rail to ollie out. This was JP, we were there to ski pow, but the snow wasn't epic, so he would jib anything. No matter who he was with on a trip, JP always got the most shots. Photo by Chris O'Connell #WeLoveYouJP @armadaskis 1w

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Normal Alpine Initiatives
alpinitiatives This is just really classic blower Retallack Powder...no story here, just the best tree skiing in the world. Photo by Chris O'Connell #weloveyoujp @armadaskis 1w

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Normal Alpine Initiatives
alpinitiatives JP with the first ARV, considered a pow ski at the time. The ARV was one of the two skis that launched the Armada brand. Head over to http://store.alpineinitiatives.org to shop for the new collaborative Armada/ AI JJs 2.0  #weloveyoujp @armadaskis 1w

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alpinitiatives Chris O'Connell, "One of the best days I have ever shot in Alaska, we waited 10 days in the rain in Haines for this one. Blower, stable. 10 out of 10 AK." JP on the patented ARG, the first rockered ski with camber and sidecut. #weloveyoujp @armadaskis 1w

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Normal Alpine Initiatives
alpinitiatives McGill University, Montreal Quebec. Photo by Chris O’Connell- Before bungees and winches, that's Julien Regnier in the back pushing him in. This is the first urban rail ever slid by a skier. Innovation and inspiration; you changed our world. #weloveyoujp @armadaskis 1w

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alpinitiatives 1998, the summer that started it all. Huge semi backcountry kicker on the glacier at Whistler.
Mute 360. It was mind blowing at the time, hard pack landing and he landed almost all the way down. This shot was used in all communication of the release of the 1080, the first commercially available twin tip. It was printed 12’ tall and hung from the ceiling at the trade show. Stay tuned for the release of @armadaskis and @alpinitiatives newest ski collab. #weloveyoujp
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Aden Alpine Initiatives
alpinitiatives “Ever since launching Alpine Initiatives, I wanted to find a special way for Armada to become involved and support AI’s vision,” said Auclair “I couldn’t be more excited about this collaboration.” We are honored and humbled to have the continued support from our good friends at Armada Skis. This week they are the contributing donor for the Auclair Fund auction and are taking over our Instagram feed. Get over to: http://store.alpineinitiatives.org/ and place your last bids in on @sethmorrison36 signed K2 Annex 118 Skis. We’ll be cycling in one of the last pairs of first edition signed AI JJs to the auction today and get ready for a special joint release with Armada tomorrow. #weloveyoujp @armadaskis 2w

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Video Alpine Initiatives
alpinitiatives Always in our thoughts. #weloveyoujp 2w

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Rise Alpine Initiatives
alpinitiatives @poorboyzlive has enjoyed taking over @alpinitiatives Instagram this week. We are going to finish with a few images from jp's funeral which was an amazing celebration. Please continue to support his family by donating to the Auclair fund or bidding on the amazing auction items. The link is in our profile. #weloveyoujp #armadaskis #oakley 2w

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