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
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Over 15 feet of snowfall? That’s just an average winter for the two million inhabitants of Sapporo, Japan – perhaps the snowiest metropolis on Earth. In SNOWCIETIES Episode 2, AR Family members Phil Casabon, Mike Hornbeck, Kim Boberg and Riley Leboe explore how … Continue Reading
Cars, accordions, shooting, flower paintings and Swedish hard core metal. All just part of Kim Boberg’s favorite weekend of the year when we visit him in his hometown of Alvdalen City, a river valley in central Sweden, for a weekend … Continue Reading
Mike Hornbeck has moved back home to Michigan for good, a spot not typically known as a skiing mecca but as Mike says, “You can ski anywhere and do it creatively, and make it fun.” With massive snowfall the past few years rivaling … Continue Reading
Over the course of this season, we are proud to present our newest web series, “Snowcieties.” Follow the Armada family as we travel around the globe in search of communities and cultures that live and thrive under some of the … 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