Alpina joins forces with the Arkea Ultim Challenge-Brest, the first solo round-the-world race on Ultim trimarans. Driven from the outset by the vocation of developing robust sports watches capable of accompanying explorers in the most demanding environments, Alpina is proud to support the most extreme human and technological challenge ever achieved in racing, as Official Timekeeper.
The marine world has been one of Alpina's environments since the 1960s. Indeed, in 1969, the company created the Seastrong 10, featuring the 10 essential characteristics of a diver's watch, and already water-resistant to 200 meters. Subsequently, Alpina extended its watchmaking expertise to yachting and sailing, with its Yachttimer series, notably equipped with a mechanical countdown to calculate the time remaining before the start of a race, or a compass bezel.
In 2023, Alpina returns to competition with the Arkea Ultim Challenge-Brest, a voyage across the oceans that will require determination, investment and rigor on the part of competitors. These are values that Alpina has advocated since its creation, and are also illustrated by its team of mountaineers, athletes and friends of the company.
This is a long-term partnership, not only because it will run until 2026, but also because Alpina will be supporting the next Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe. Considered the queen of single-handed transatlantic races, this race links Saint-Malo in Brittany to Pointe-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe, and brings together the largest ocean-racing fleet of all levels on the same starting line.
The FWT is the worldwide circuit of freeride snowboarding and skiing with the best riders in the world competing on the most legendary and challenging alpine faces and the most renowned ski resorts across the world. Freeriding is a sport that has experienced tremendous growth during the last few years and is supported by a “pyramid” of development programs. Under the leadership of the Freeride World Tour, the Freeride World Qualifier and the Freeride Junior Tour are designed to support grassroots growth in the sport. In addition, the FWT Club is implemented in cooperation with ski schools throughout Europe. The world qualification circuit is designed to develop the talent and skills of up-and-coming athletes. Riders accumulate points via 60 events held around the world (including forty in Europe). The score system is based on the star ranking of the qualifying events (1-4 stars) and the event region: region 1 (Europe, Asia, and Oceania) and region 2 (USA, Canada, Chile and Argentina).
Founded in 1924, the French Federation of Ski is a state approved Law 1901 association. The French Ski Federation’s main mission is to promote and develop ski and snowboard activities in France. The French Ski Federation manages on its national territory both Olympic disciplines: Alpine Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Ski Jumping, Nordic Combined, Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding and non-Olympic disciplines: speed skiing, grass skiing and telemark. The French Ski Federation numbers about 100 000 members (60 000 leisure members and 40000 competitors/management members) divided into 900 ski clubs. The French Ski Federation ‘clubs are user-friendly places which should enable each member to find the best conditions to practice its favorite discipline or to discover new activities. one to read local and home time. Alpina is really proud to be the Official Watch of the FFS.
Located on the western slope of the Aravis mountain range not far from the Mont-Blanc, Annecy Lake and Switzerland, Ecole du Ski Français of le Grand- Bornand has opened a section of its slalom stadium to the public. The opportunity for all skiers to follow the tracks of the local ski champions. Download the app and challenge yourself with the Alpina Watches ESF Experience. You will be able to record your racing time and compare it to other skiers with the time reference set by the champions. A dream playground with a permanent free access timed by Alpina Watches.
Founded in 1999 by Georges Salomon, his family and the Salomon company, the Salomon Foundation has two primary goals: to make everyday life easier and assist in the social and professional rehabilitation of competitors and mountain professionals who are physically disabled as a result of an accident or illness; and to assist the families of deceased athletes and mountain professionals.
In two decades, the Foundation has assisted mountain guides, ski safety patrollers, athletes, ski and climbing instructors and canyoning guides by providing emergency allowances, financial aid for children’s educations, equipment such as wheelchairs and handicap accessibility to homes, and by enabling sport participation and delivering professional training and IT equipment.
Located in Savoie, in the Vallée des Belleville in France, Val Thorens is not only the highest ski resort in Europe (2,300 metres) and the culminating point of the 3 Vallées ski region, it also forms part of the largest ski area in the world with 600 km of slopes. 7 times elected best resort in the world and 9 times the best resort in France by the World Ski Awards, Val Thorens offers an amazing panorama to nature lovers, and a huge playground to be enjoyed without reserve by sports enthusiasts seeking thrills and extreme challenges. A young, sporting, welcoming and international destination, Val Thorens celebrated the 50 years of happiness it has given to its visitors and inhabitants in 2022.