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The Foundation

 

We want to inspire and support skiers and entrepreneurs to pursue their passions. We strive to improve gender equality within the sport of skiing, and increase safety on the mountains.

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Swish: 1232753374
Bankgiro: 354-5811
Bankkonto: SEB 5255 - 10 513 63
IBAN: SE25 5000 0000 0525 5105 1363
BIC: ESSESESS
Name: Stiftelsen MM Hargin-Rapaport
Address: von Euler & Partners Cardellgatan 1, 114 36 Stockholm

News

June 18, 2021

2020/2021 season summary: The MM Rapaport Hargin Foundation

Another great ski season has passed and it’s time to summarize the MM Rapaport Hargin Foundation’s initiatives aimed to inspire and support skiers and entrepreneurs to pursue their passions, improve gender equality within the sport of skiing and emphasizing the importance of mountain safety.  The Corona pandemic continued to spread throughout this season which meant we needed to rethink and adapt our physical events and find new ways of activating the foundation’s mission. All in all, four activations took place – our annual Pop Your Airbag event, the NKSK Mountain Safety Panel Live Stream, supporting the production of the OnEdge Reminder-series, and the Peak Performance x William Wahlström auction. Pop Your Airbag This year’s version of the Pop Your Airbag event had a different setup than previous years due to the Corona pandemic event restrictions. The event was held outside, and the attendees were assigned specific time slots to test their equipment and learn from experts. During the event, we had two avalanche backpacks that didn’t pop – a very important reminder to always test your equipment. Our experts were able to identify and solve the issue for the owners. Although we weren’t able to welcome as many guests as previous years, it was great to spend a bit more time with each individual party. NKSK Mountain Safety Panel Live Stream Together with our partner, department store NK Sport (NKSK), we held a digital live stream event focused on mountain safety. Facilitated by television presenter and sports journalist David Fjäll, we gathered a panel of experts consisting of professional freeriders Jackie Paaso and Reine Barkered, mountain safety expert Rickard Svedjesten, and foundation founder and professional freerider Mattias Hargin, to share knowledge and hands-on tips around practice, preparation and safety in the mountains. The event was viewed by an audience of around 1,000 people live and has been streamed over 15,000 times since it aired. In connection to the live stream event, we had the opportunity to spread awareness of the MM Rapaport Hargin Foundation’s work in one of NK’s window displays, in which we placed a chairlift from Stockholm ski resort Flottsbro to gain attention. See the full panel talk here! OnEdge Reminder-series To emphasize the importance of practicing with your safety equipment, we partnered up with women’s extreme sports community OnEdge to produce four safety reminder videos in Stockholm’s Hammarbybacken. The aim was to educate and inspire the audience to get out and practice in real life scenarios and showcasing that this can be done without access to a major ski resort. The videos have been streamed over 4,000 times since they were published. Check them out at OnEdge’s IGTV! Peak Performance x William Wahlström auction Designer William Wahlström (who designed Matilda’s wedding gown in 2016) created a unique couture dress for Peak Performance in memory of Matilda. William and Peak Performance chose to donate the creation to the foundation to be auctioned off for the benefit of the foundation’s activities. Read more about the story here. The auction […]
January 18, 2021

Auktion av couture-klänning signerad William Wahlström x Peak Performance: till minne av Matilda

Designern William Wahlström har skapat en unik couture-klänning för Peak Performance till minnet av Matilda. William och Peak Performance har valt att skänka kreationen till MM Rapaport Hargin för att auktioneras till förmån för stiftelsens verksamhet. Från den 4 februari till den 15 februari ställer Peak Performance ut couture-klänningen i sin flaggskeppsbutik på Biblioteksgatan i Stockholm. Därefter kommer den ställas ut på NK på Hamngatan i Stockholm tills den auktionen avslutas den 23 februari. Gå till auktionen på Tradera här Williams design och den vackra historien bakom klänningen: En av de som berördes djupt när Matilda omkom var hennes nyfunna vän William Wahlström. William är designern som ett år innan olyckan kom i kontakt med Matilda för att skapa hennes bröllopsklänning. William slutförde brudklänningen hos Matilda i Engelberg och de kom varandra nära. Flera år senare, som en del av sin utbildning på Textilhögskolan i Borås kom William i kontakt med Peak Performances designers som gav eleverna i uppgift att tolka dunjackan. ”Andreas Eklöf, designer på Peak Performance kom till skolan och inspirerade oss till en uppgift där vi med vårt personliga uttryck skulle tolka dunjackan. Så fort jag hörde det, så visste jag att Matilda och min resa tillsammans inte var slut riktigt än. Jag ville på något vis hylla Matilda och med hjälp av Peak Performance som hon var en ambassadör för, visste jag att detta var ett bra tillfälle.” säger William Wahlström Den handsydda klänningen består av tre delar. En jacka med handsydda Peak Performance P:n i ett rapporterat mönster med kviltad textur i tre lager. En korsett, täckt av paljettyget Matilda bar i sin klänning, med hängslen i glittrande Peak Performance x William Wahlström-skrift. Samt en enorm dunkjol med släp som till överdelen är täckt med paljetter som för tankarna till gnistrande snö. Vi på MM Rapaport Hargin Foundation är otroligt imponerade av William Wahlströms arbete. Matilda skulle ha älskat denna klänning och vi känner oss både ärade och tacksamma för att kunna auktionera ut denna kreation som William och Peak Performance skänkt till stiftelsen. Auktionen påbörjas den 4 februari, och sträcker sig till den 23 februari. Gå till auktionen här In English: Auction of couture dress signed Wiliam Wahlström x Peak Performance Wiliam is a young Swedish promising designer. In 2016 he designed Matildas wedding dress and they became close friends. When Wiliam got the task to interpret the classic “down jacket” from Peak Performance during his design education, he wanted to make a tribute to Matilda. The created design is a master piece that he together with Peak Performance decided to auction and donate to the foundation. See more of his work here williamwahlstrom.com The auction is held at Tradera. Go to auction!

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Matilda Rapaport Hargin

 

Matilda was a caring, smart, supportive, determined, daring, passionate, and humble person who inspired many. She was also an extraordinary athlete and entrepreneur - pursuing a career in professional freeride skiing while running her own businesses.

Matilda’s passion for skiing started at the local ski club in Stockholm and she became one of the most talented young ski racers in Sweden. After deciding to follow her passion for freeride skiing she became a highly respected, beloved member of the freeride community. For several years she ranked in the top tier of the Freeride World Tour - winning the world’s hardest freeride competition, the Xtreme Verbier, in 2013 and the Scandinavian Big Mountain Championships in 2011 and 2016. Matilda also featured in several acclaimed freeski movies, such as the all-women productions Shades of Winter, Pure, and Between, and wrote for the international Women’s Health magazine.

Even though she loved skiing the most, Matilda also proudly pursued a career off the mountain. By the age of 27, she had graduated from Stockholm School of Economics, managed a hotel in the Swiss Alps for three years, and started two companies within consulting and recruitment. Her ability to follow her passion and at the same time pursue a different path made her unique, and a role model for young women.

Matilda was the most lovable person that you would ever meet - caring deeply for her husband, her family, and her friends. Considering the warm and genuinely kind person she was, it was sometimes hard to imagine how tough she was on the mountain. She was and always will be an inspiration.

Matilda passed away on July 17, 2016, only 30 years old, after she was caught in an avalanche while filming in Chile.

Founders

Mattias Hargin

mattias@rapaporthargin.com


Mattias is a professional skier who has competed with the Swedish National Team on the FIS World Cup for over 10 years. His career highlights include winning the 2015 Classic Hahnenkamm Kitzbuel Slalom, 4 World Cup podiums, 2 Olympic games, and 2 World Championship medals.

Favourite run: Ganslerhang, Kitzbühel

Andrea Rapaport

andrea@rapaporthargin.com


Andrea has long experience working with audit and assurance services at an international firm in Stockholm. Andrea has a M.Sc. from Stockholm School of Business.

Favourite run: Lundsrappet, Åre

Arthur Rapaport

arthur@rapaporthargin.com


Having spent his winters skiing in Whistler and Engelberg, Arthur is now working with digital media in Stockholm. He has a B.Sc. in computer science and a M.Sc. in business strategy from Linköping Institute of Technology.

Favourite run: Laub, Engelberg

Helena Rapaport

helena@rapaporthargin.com


Helena is a promising alpine ski racer who made her FIS World Cup debut in 2015. Her skill in the slope has her labelled the “speed queen”. She is a member of Team Åre 2019.

Favourite run: Störtloppet, Åre

Advisory Board


 

Mervi Keskitalo

mervi@rapaporthargin.com


Mervi is an investment professional with experience in banking and startups. Mervi has a M.Sc. from Stockholm School of Economics.

Favourite run: Storstenshöjden, Örebro

Petter Widén

petter@rapaporthargin.com


Petter is an experienced management consultant who has founded and developed several successful start-ups. Petter has a M.Sc. from Linköping University.

Favourite run: Among narrow trees in Japan and Tänndalen

Henrik Windstedt

henrik@rapaporthargin.com


Henrik has spent 15 years at the top of the freeride skiing scene, with one World Championship and six Nordic Championship titles. Henrik has also starred in major ski film productions and founded What! Camp.

 

Marcus Löwgren

marcus@rapaporthargin.com


Marcus is the global sales manager at Recco with a background in alpine ski racing and business development. Marcus has studied at Stanford University and Stockholm University.

Favourite run: Saltsjöbaden’s Slalombacke, Saltsjöbaden

Anna Kjelldorff

anna@rapaporthargin.com


Anna is an experienced brand consultant with a background in marketing, digital, and retail development. She has a M.Sc. from Stockholm School of Economics, and is based in New York.

Favourite run: Gemsstock, Andermatt

Jesper Stenmark

jesper@rapaporthargin.com


Jesper is an entrepreneur with a background in civil engineering, business development, and alpine ski racing. He has a M.Sc. from Linköping University.

Favourite run: Gaff, Engelberg

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