Customer Appreciation Day Begins at Alpine Shop Kirkwood

Alpine Shop - 2012 Retailer of the Year for Growth of Outdoor Sports

Last month, Alpine Shop was named national Retailer of the Year for Growth in Outdoor Sports by the industry experts at SNEWS and Backpacker Magazine. In honor of this, Alpine Shop invited our loyal customers from the past 38 years to come celebrate with us on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at all three of our locations.

Alpine Shop's Customer Appreciation Day Brought out a Crowd
Food and drink started to go fast as soon as 1 pm came around at Alpine Shop's Customer Appreciation Day to celebrate their recent Retailer of the Year Award.
Eagle Creek Packing competition at Alpine Shop's Customer Appreciation Day
How fast could you pack your bags? The Eagle Creek Bag Pack Test brought out the competitive streak in some customers.
Alpine Shop Programming Director Marty Koch discusses upcoming clinics and events.
Alpine Shop Programming Director Marty Koch discusses upcoming clinics and events. Because our Retailer of the Year Award was so closely tied our programs and events, we had tables set up around the store to find out more information on getting outside in 2012.



Outdoor Lovers & Lovers Outdoors Contest Winners Announced

Alpine Shop is pleased to announce the winners of our “Outdoor Lovers & Lovers Outdoors” Photo Contest! Thanks to the more than 30 people who entered the contest with their photos of them and their loved ones doing what they loved outdoors.

Congratulations to the Winners:

1st Prize (Random Drawing): Andrew Fleck, who wins a $150 Alpine Shop gift card!

Andrew Fleck's winning photo taken near Lake Louise, Dubous, WY.
Andrew Fleck's winning photo taken near Lake Louise, Dubous, WY.


Most Commented on Photo: Tim Canning, who wins a $50 Alpine Shop gift card

Tim Canning's photo for the Outdoor Lovers & Lovers Outdoors Contest
By far, the most commented photo of the contest. And no, he didn't Photoshop the jump.


First Photo Posted: Todd D. Warren, who wins a $50 Alpine Shop gift card

Todd D. Warren's photo for the Outdoor Lovers & Lovers Outdoors Photo Contest
Quite often, it pays to be first on Alpine Shop contests. Todd's photo of him and Lana after the Warrior Dash was the first on the wall.


Special Award for Including a Photo of her Actually Getting Engaged while Outdoors: Ally Walker, who wins a $50 gift card, as well.

Ally Walker's photo for Alpine Shop's Outdoor Lovers & Lovers Outdoors Contest
We're suckers for romance. This photo was taken of Ally Walker and Bradley Cunningham getting engaged at 13,411 feet on top of Imogene Pass in the San Juan mountains, outside Ouray, Colo., on August 3, 2011.

Winners, please send an e-mail to “adventure (at)” with your name, address and phone number so we can get your gift card to you!

Congratulations to all of our winners and be on the lookout for our next contest coming soon!

Coldest Weekend of the Year (so far). Stay Warm with Free Hand Warmers!

Temperatures are finally plummeting around the Midwest this weekend – just in time for Valentine’s Day! Warm up your weekend by dropping by any Alpine Shop store to claim your free pair of Grabber Hand Warmers. This deal is only good Friday, February 10 through Sunday, February 12 and only good in our actual stores.

To help you stay warm, we’ve also reduced prices throughout our store, even 30 to 50% off through much of our clothing departments for men, women and kids’. Now’s the best time to find great deals while we’ve also still got a great selection on hand. To make it even better, check your e-mail mailbox for an e-mail from us today with coupons for 10% or 20% off your clothing purchase! Not on our e-mail list yet? Sign up here!

Small print: Hand warmer offer good while supplies last. One pack per customer, please. No coupon needed. Offer only good through Sunday, Feb. 12. Offer not good for on-line use.

Alpine Shop Announces Winners of “Get to the Snow” Sweepstakes

Get to the Snow SweepstakesAlpine Shop is pleased to announce the winners of their January “Get to the Snow” Sweepstakes! With the unusually mild winter hitting our Midwest home in St Louis, we wanted to send at least someone to a place that had some snow and give them a sweet ski or board set-up to do something with it!

Congratulations to the Winners:

Grand Prize: Katrina Stephens, who won Two Southwest Airlines Gift Cards worth a total of $200 and a full ski or snowboard set up valued at $700!

2nd Prize: Ralph Gault, who wins a pair of Columbia Sportswear Bugathermo Heated Boots

3rd Prize: Barbie Weis, a Dakine travel bag or snowsport protection bag of her choice

4th Prize: Amy Smith, a Grabber 10 pack of hand warmers or toe warmers

Congratulations again to everyone and be on the lookout for our next Sweepstakes coming soon! In the meantime, you can also take part in our Outdoor Lovers & Lovers Outdoors Promo on our facebook page. You can find more information on that promotion here.

Visit Alpine Shop at the St. Louis Boat & Sportshow

Alpine Shop at the St. Louis Boat & Sportshow

Alpine Shop is in the house at the St Louis Boat & Sportshow this week at the Edward Jones Dome in downtown St Louis.

Not only are we showing off some of our newest kayaks for the 2012 year, our very own Programming Director, Marty Koch, will be hosting seminars on Kayak Fishing and Paddling the Ozarks during prime time on Wednesday and Thursday. We’ll also have a full kayak demo on Friday night at 8 pm at the Dock Dogs Pool.

While this event has typically been aimed at the motor boat set in the past, the organizers are moving the focus more to everything outdoors and we’re happy to be a part of it.

So get on down to the Boat and SportShow this week – and say “Hi” to your friendly neighborhood Alpine Shop folk!

Picture Your Love – Outdoors – and Win!

This Valentine’s Day, Alpine Shop is looking for the best photos you have of you and your loved one doing what you love outdoors. We don’t make any judgements on who your loved one can be – that’s up to you – but you still have to send in a photo to win!

To enter to win Alpine Shop’s “Outdoor Lovers & Lovers Outdoors” Photo Contest, simply post your photos on our Facebook wall. Winning photos will be selected at random; but we have been known to give out other prizes for the first photo posted, our personal favorites or just because we feel like it.

Alpine Shop's Valentine's Day "Outdoor Lovers & Lovers Outdoors" Photo Contest
Post and win! We're looking for your best photos of you and your loved one(s) outdoors!
Prizes will include a $150 gift card and at least two $50 gift cards.

All photos must be posted by Sunday, February 19 to be considered for a prize. (But feel free to post photos on our wall whenever you feel like it!)

Fine print and legalese: By posting your photos on Alpine Shop’s Facebook wall, you  give Alpine Shop, their assigns, licenses, and legal representatives the irrevocable right to use your name, picture, portrait, photograph, image or voice in all forms and media and in all manners, including composite or purpose, and you waive any right to inspect or approve the finished product, including written copy, that may be created in connection therewith. You also agree that this releases Alpine Shop and any and all of its representatives from any and all monetary obligations or payments to you or any or all of your authorized representatives for use of video, films, photographs, image and/or voice of yourself. You are of full legal age. By posting a photo, you agree that you have read this release and are fully familiar with its contents.

As the parent or legal guardian of a minor with the legal authority to execute the above release, you also approve the foregoing and waive any rights in the premises.