From October 1st to October 3rd, 2021, the High Five Festival made its return to the gardens of the Imperial Palace in Annecy, France. Known as the "Cannes Festival of Skiing", this festival mixes skiing, 7th art, humour, music, street food and art. In ten years, the High Five Festival has established itself as the international event of reference for all generations, whether they are passionate or curious about the world of skiing and the mountains.
The only one of its kind, it never ceased to think big, with an intense program: world and European previews of ski and snowboard films, a village where brands unveiled their new equipment, signing sessions with pro-riders, an ephemeral restaurant, and a flurry of entertainment.
Partner for the third consecutive year of this event which celebrated its 10th anniversary, the Swiss watch manufacturer Alpina was pleased to support the High Five Festival, marking the kick-off of the winter season. On this occasion, Alpina offered a watch to the winners of the Golden High Five during the Before Party on Thursday evening, honouring the best ski movies in the following seven categories: Ski Movie Of The Year; Snowboard Movie Of The Year; Short Movie Of The Year; Best Male Athlete Of The Year; Best Female Athlete Of The Year; High Buzz and the Honorary Award.
Enak Gavaggio, one of the most emblematic figures in the world of skiing, and an Alpina ambassador for several years now, won the Honorary Award for his entire career as an athlete, but also for his contribution and involvement in this universe. During the weekend, Enak also presented the latest episode of the Rancho Webshow webseries, which has become a cult for all fans of the alpine world.
On Saturday, October 2nd, Alpina also organized a signing session with its Alpinists team, athletes and brand ambassadors Juliette Willmann, Enak Gavaggio, Markus Eder, Ugo Troubat, Sébastien Varlet, Kaditane Gomis and Victor De Le Rue.