With the 2020 winter sports season under way, Alpina is pleased to announce French skier Nils Allegre as the latest member of its Alpinists team.
Born on January 2nd, 1994, in Briançon in the Upper Alps in France, Nils Allegre began skiing at the age of two and a half with his parents at the French resort of Serre Chevalier. First, he joined the Briançon ski club – where his father was a coach at the time – and six years later, he joined that of Serre Chevalier.
Nils Allegre soon realised that his destiny lay in competitive skiing. Quickly captivated by the discipline he had dreamed of from an early age, he still remembers watching reruns of ski world cups with his family, which back then were recorded on video. These recordings proved invaluable, enabling Nils and his father – his mentor – to watch every descent over and over, so as to analyse them down to the very last detail. Happy memories that continue to inspire him in the practise of this sport even today.
Nils Allegre has been part of the France Ski Team since 2011. Having started out as a member of the Young Talent (category C) team, his first European Cup competitions (category B) followed before he joined the Men's World Cup Speed (alpine skiing) team, where he has been progressing for three seasons already.
In 2018, Nils was named French Double Champion of Super-G and combined, then in 2019, French Vice Champion of Super-G. He also took 14th place at the Are World Ski Championships (Sweden) in Super-G, as well as 6th place at the Bormio Ski World Cup (Italy) in combined. In 2020, the French skier took 7th place at the Hinterstoder World Cup (Austria) in Super-G and is 13th place in the global ranking for combined and 15th for Super-G.
Passionate about mountains and the mix of terrains they can offer, Nils is also very conscious of the risks associated with them. "It is therefore with great joy, but also great humility, that I am joining Alpina’s Team in partnership with the Salomon Foundation. Solidarity is a core value in the world of mountain sports and through supporting action and communication around the Salomon Foundation, Alpina is once more demonstrating its commitment to a useful and heartfelt project. In addition to the quality and precision of Alpina watches, I discovered a company with healthy, direct relationships. I am therefore very proud to be part of this team, comprised of athletes from all sporting disciplines within the mountain world. We look forward to starting a new chapter together and helping those receiving support from the Salomon Foundation", said the French skier.
"We are proud to welcome Nils to the Alpina Team and expand our support for skiers in the French Team. Nils has had a fantastic run and we are delighted to be able to add his talent to our Team. We wish him all the best for the season ahead!" added Oliver Van Lanschot Hubrecht, Brand Director at Alpina.
ABOUT THE SALOMON FOUNDATION
Founded in 1999 in Annecy, France, under the aegis of the Fondation de France, the Salomon Foundation's mission is to support mountain professionals as well as runners in difficulty. The Foundation thus aims to facilitate daily life but also to help in the social and professional reintegration of athletes, guides, mountain patrol or even instructors and companions with a physical disability as a result of an accident or an illness. The Foundation also provides support to families who have lost loved ones in mountaineering accidents.