Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Alpine's Main man, Ed Bunch, Celebrates another Birthday today!

Today we celebrate Edison Bunch's Birthday. Yes the man who founded Alpine Ski Shop is turning 72 . He had a dream many years ago to start a ski shop in the Northern Virginia area. The small A frame building in Tysons corner housed the first Alpine ski Shop in 1971.Through thin and thick times he persevered and made Alpine what it is today. His enthusiasm for the love of skiing was his driving force, and his spirit was infectious. He cared about every customer who came through his door and wanted them to love skiing as much as he did.
40 Years later, we still share his love of all the sports Alpine carries. Customers still come in to this day to tell us a great story of how Eddie Bunch got them their first pair of skis.
So from all of us we wish you a very Happy birthday.

Here is Ed hitchhiking through Europe in his young twenties.

Eddie skiing the mean mountain of Charnita (Now Liberty) in 1967.

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