It was 1998 in Riksgränsen, Sweden when the seeds of Armada were planted at a small event that reimagined skiing and changed it forever. Armada co-founders JP Auclair and Chris O’Connell met for the first time and as OC recalls, “It … Continue Reading
Posts Tagged: jacob-wester
The vibe of the park at Perisher Resort had a stark similarity to the old days in New Zealand: cut-off hooded sweatshirts, warm soft landings, GoPros and Panasonics everywhere. Within the first hour of the first day on the hill, Henrik, … Continue Reading
13, The Game, Propaganda, Happy Days – all played back to back in a room full of incredible skiers. For Henrik Harlaut, Phil Casabon, and Jacob Wester, these films helped spark their passion for the sport. Julien Regnier sat next … Continue Reading
The clouds were prominent, there was little contrast between the mountain and the sky, but the snow quality was really good for May 5th. Regardless of conditions, something about touring soothes the soul. The surrounding peaks are calm, you laugh … Continue Reading
The King of the Hill Contest in Riksgransen, Sweden 1998 was the first place JP met Chris O’Connell. They shot together for two weeks, including the solo quarter pipe session, where OC quickly realized he was documenting the future of skiing. … Continue Reading
A raw compilation of footage from Riksgränsen, Sweden May, 2014.
Thanks to Riksgränsen Resort for the hospitality.
Music by Darkside
Armada proudly presents “Oil and Water”, a project following the lives of Mike Hornbeck, Phil Casabon, Henrik Harlaut, Riley Leboe, and Kim Boberg over the span of the 2014 winter season.
Featuring: Mike Hornbeck, Phil Casabon, Riley Leboe Henrik Harlaut, Kim … Continue Reading
Chamonix. “The action sports capital of the world”. It has that unmistakable French narcissist ring to it, but once you spend more than an afternoon there, you realize just how true it really is. This town breathes adrenaline, and it’s … Continue Reading
In the second installment of the Unfiltered Skiing series, Jacob travels to British Columbia, Canada, to team up with legend Tanner Hall and fellow countryman Simon Ericson. With 30 days to snowmobile and ski-tour the amazing terrain in and around … Continue Reading