Growing up on the harsh West coast of Norway, JP honed his skills on the slopes of Voss where he developed his famously unflappable style. His first appearance on the international scene was his iconic end section in Absinthe Films’ Trancendence – this combination of world-class ability, bunny suit and the Beatles’ A Day In The Life remains one of the all-time great parts.
Making movies remained his bread and butter, and he had a knack for appeararing in the best offerings out there – a shared opener in Robot Food’s Afterbang was another favourite. At the same time he was a stalwart of Burton’s UnInc program alongside Gigi Rüf, DCP and Romain de Marchi. When that went belly-up in 2008, he branched out with the latter two to form YES Snowboards.
The brand is still going strong today, as is JP.