• Remembering a Legend at iF3

    iF3 is a highlight of the year for the snowsports community - it celebrates the accomplishments of filmmakers and athletes in freeskiing, sets the tone for the upcoming season, and this year it celebrated the legacy of JP Auclair.
  • Honor, Love & Gratitude | We Love You JP

    JP's love of the mountains blossomed into a deep consciousness for the earth and moved him to do his part in preserving her beauty. He was genuine in his encounters with others and deeply appreciated those who helped him along the way, and in doing so touched many during his life.
  • The Kiamani Movement

    The Kiamani MVMT (“Movement”) is a group who worked passionately to make JP’s vision a reality: to make lip balm to create a new model of sustainable entrepreneurial activity in rural communities that is fundamentally based in local knowledge and leadership.
  • Throwback: JP's Very Own Salomon Teneighty Ski

    This week, in honor of the first annual JP memorial competition, we are celebrating JP and how he pioneered the free ski industry by auctioning off his very own original Salomon Teneighty setup for your chance to have a piece of skiing history. All proceeds from the auction will go toward the Auclair Fund in support of JP’s family.
  • Veteran Rehabilitation Through Snow Sports

    Adaptive ski and ride programs throughout the country seek to share the benefits of snow sports with our military veterans who have sacrificed so much in the line of duty.
  • #WeLoveYouJP Tribute & Auction Now Live

    In partnership with Sherpas Cinema, we are opening an auction to benefit the Auclair Fund; in addition, we are releasing We Love You JP created by Sherpas and Poor Boyz.
  • In Loving Memory of JP Auclair

    The loss of our co-founder, JP, is overwhelming for us. He had an incredible impact on everything he touched. JP was our favorite person to be around; he was hilarious and he was kind. Above all, JP was a father and genuinely magnificent human.
  • The Largest March on Climate Change

    This Sunday, September 21, 2014 New York City will mobilize, along with communities across the globe, as thousands of people take to the streets for the People’s Climate March for change on issues of climate. This could be the precipice of a worldwide shift in perspective on how we treat our planet.
  • SmartWool Servapalooza Pt 2

    Alpine Initiatives teamed up with SmartWool and Yampa Valley Sustainability Council in Steamboat Springs, CO to build ski and snowboard covered recycling containers to upgrade and promote the local recycling program.
  • An Interview With Photographer Zoya Lynch

    Photographer Zoya Lynch provides inspiration through a combination of art, outdoor adventure and the natural beauty represented in her images. Her photography is simultaneously meditative and exciting, leaving the viewer seeking their next adventure toward a sense of unity with the natural world.
  • SmartWool Servapalooza Pt. 1

    Alpine Initiatives partners with SmartWool for their bi-annual service day in Steamboat Springs, CO to beautify local community recycling containers with up-cycled skis.
  • The Fight To Save Snow

    Because of climate change, the future of skiing could be very much in trouble come thirty or fifty years from now and, as soon as that may seem to us now, the fact of the matter is that the ski industry is in trouble and has been for years already.
  • Do What You Love: Inspiration From Slomo

    Slomo has truly figured out what it means to be a meaningful participant in this world. The formula? Do what you love. Since figuring this out, Slomo has given up his medical career and has been spending his time rollerskating in slow motion down the San Diego boardwalk, all for the bigger purpose to simply enjoy life.
  • Designing the Spearhead Hut Project

    The Spearhead traverse is a spectacular mountain route that connects the Whistler and Blackcomb backcountry through the Spearhead and Fitzsimmons ranges in Garibaldi Provincial Park. The Spearhead Huts Project, an initiative to build three new alpine huts along the Spearhead range that would offer a hut-to-hut traverse experience for numerous backcountry user groups, is underway.
  • The Cost of Exploration: The Deadly Impacts of Climbing on Everest

    The sherpa saying among Everest guides is, “We service the needs of many who come to claim Everest as their own.” If sherpas continue to serve the needs of Westerners above their own needs and the needs of the mountain, Everest will surely collapse under the weight of its tourism. We need to find a way to foster a symbiotic relationship between guests, guides, and the mountain.
  • Becoming a More Accessible Community

    We wanted to take the opportunity to spotlight several organizations that are doing amazing work in the United States to provide at-risk youth with opportunities to simultaneously participate in the snow sports community while also growing as individuals.
  • Behind the scenes with Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story

    Alpine Initiatives gets behind the scenes with Grant Baldwin, Director of Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story. The film documents Grant Baldwin and Jen Rustemeyer as they live off of food waste for 6 whole months while researching and exploring the issues around the billions of dollars of food that are wasted each year in North America.
  • Interview With Director Grant Baldwin of Just Eat It

    Alpine Initiatives interviews Grant Baldwin, director of Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story.
  • An Olympic Impact on the Environment

    Sochi 2014 is being touted as a man-made environmental disaster. But, while it’s easy to point the finger at the IOC or Putin, or even the UN, we cannot ignore our own accountability.
  • Women in the Snowsports Community: Badass Female Initiatives

    In an arena where women do not always take center stage, women across the globe are coming together to support and challenge one another through various initiatives. Continue reading to learn more about a few of the incredible initiatives started by some of these courageous women.