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Photographer: Jussi Grznar

How Whistler’s tenacious snowboard community helped heal Beau Bishop

One of them came all the way from Slovakia. The other, from Ontario. Together they have created incredible snowboard imagery of Whistler. But when a vicious injury in the backcountry sidelined rider Beau Bishop, his photographer friend Jussi Grznar and the snowboard community rallied to support the embattled rider and get him back on the board and returned to the powder.


Jussi Grznar was three when his father strapped skis to his feet and pushed him down his local Slovakian ski hill. He skied every winter until he got his first snowboard at 17. After finishing college Grznar moved to New York City for an internship and, while there, saw Teton Gravity Research’s High Life. He moved to Whistler two weeks later. Today Grznar is a senior photographer at Snowboard Canada. He claims he will chase that “next great photo” for the rest of his life. Visit Jussi Grznar's site.

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