On Friday, 21 th and Saturday, 22 th September 2012, Alpina hosted on Rogla sales personnel from countries around the world. The main purpose of the annual meeting with the distributors is to present winter sports and trekking boots collections for the next season, which will be also presented at the biggest sports trade show ISPO in Germany. This year was attended by 36 participants from 17 countries.
Presentation of the collection was also enhanced with a pleasant hanging out while Alpina distributors can get to know each other and exchange experiences. They went back to business world with fres ideas, beautiful impressions and new information about the Alpina products.
Alpina was presenting sport footwear collection at the international fair for leisure and sport in Beijing. In addition to alpine ski boots, there were also presented cross-country ski boots and trekking shoes.
Alpina has own manufacturing company Alpina Footwear Co. Ltd. Zhongshan (Guangdong Province), which together with the Chinese distributors has already sold about 20,000 pairs of alpine ski boots and 2,000 pairs of cross-country ski boots and begins to sell trekking shoes.
Alpina is also one of the sponsor of International Programme Vasaloppet China, in addition to Swedish and other international sponsors, which contributes to the development of cross-country skiing in China. Vasaloppet cross-country ski marathon in Changchun, which will celebrate its tenth anniversary expect over by over 50,000 participants next winter.
Swiss Dario Cologna proved that this season was really the best cross-country skier in the world. In addition to the big crystal globe, he gained small one in a distance. Norwegian Petter Northug won third place overall. Sweden Theodor Peterson received small crystal globe in sprint overall, Norwegian Eirik Brandsdal finished third in the same category. Best Alpina women was Norwegian Maiken Caspersen Falla, who was second in sprint overall.
Biathlon racer Andreas Birnbacher was third overall and receive small crystal globe in mass start. Slovene Jakov Fak placed second in individual race clasification.
Alpina has really great racing team and is really proud of them.