To say that Pep’s career has been multi-faceted would be an understatement when, in actual fact, Pep’s attitude to freeskiing so far has been to dominate every single one of the facets. Pep has painted his smooth-as-butter style on everything from jumps and rails to even moguls and of course big mountain lines and drops but, recently, there’s one destination that has stolen his heart. Niseko, Japan represents a lot of what Pep loves about skiing, which is easy to see in the numerous segments he’s filmed there over the years... “I have many standout memories [of Niseko],” says Pep. “One of my favourite trips was with the Patagonia crew five years ago when we stayed at a hotel at the base of Hirafu that had personal onsens in each room. I’d wake up early and have a soak and a stretch, eat breakfast, ski powder all day, soak after, have dinner and then, if it was good, go night skiing.”   So it’s no surprise that he chose us, a Niseko based brand, to help him develop a pro-model glove…

“I signed on [with Oyuki] because I’m really drawn to clean lines. Everything is very well thought out. It’s simple yet very functional, which is what creates their aesthetic,” he says.

At Oyuki we’ve been designing and testing our premium winter apparel in Niseko for six years.Partnering with a skier like Pep, whose values and foundations are so similar to our own, is a match made in heaven …“Having Pep on board is a testament to the quality and potential of our products. We live and breath the mountain lifestyle, just like Pep does. His signature mitt will be representative of this and also hold true to our vision of crafting refined and indispensable mountain gear,” says company founder Matt Hampton.

Pep’s pro model will be made using only the finest quality materials; GORE-TEX®, premium goatskin leather & PrimaLoft® Gold insulation. Its ‘trigger finger’ design is custom built for dexterity and versatility. “I’m really stoked on this glove,” he says. “I’m looking forward to getting back to Niseko and seeing this product in its finality and testing it out in the environment it’s built to perform in.” Pep will be in Niseko in February perfecting his mitt, which will be available in time for the 2017/2018 winter.

Potentially Pep’s foremost reason for joining the Oyuki team is that it provides him with the perfect excuse to return to Niseko time and time again and ride its perfect powder. You can keep up with Pep’s adventures and the Oyuki story by following us on Instagram and Facebook