While recovering from ACL surgery last February, Pep Fujas spent spent two weeks in Silverton, Colorado with a 14-man crew building four gigantic backcountry-style hits that made up the slopestyle course for Red Bull Cold Rush. Last time Pep blew his knee, he served as a judge at Winter X Games.
It’s not like Pep to sit on the sidelines. He’s blown out his left knee once and his right knee twice and he’s continued to redefine freestyle skiing with mind-blowing forays that blur the lines between the park and the backcountry.
As one of the most versatile and innovative skiers in the world, Pep proved himself in the competition realm (he took X Games silver in 2003), but his career progressed to suit his passions (slashing pow, skiing the backcountry and filming).
Fujas has won “Breakthrough Performer", “Best Powder” and "Best Trick” at the Powder Video Awards. He’s a regularly featured athlete in Poor Boyz Productions films and in 1997 he founded film production company Nimbus Entertainment with skiers Eric Pollard, Andy Mahre and Chris Benchetler.
Fujas skied and filmed with Seth Morrison in South America in 2011 for the two-year Oakley documentary project “The Ordinary Skier.” Always well spoken, Pep’s insight can be heard throughout the film.
Fujas not only has two signature K2 ski models called the Kung Fujas and Fujative, but also his own wine label: Pep’s Pinot.