Armada and Alpine Initiatives present the AI JJ

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Armada and Alpine Initiatives present the AI JJ

Costa Mesa, CA – March 31, 2011 - Armada Skis today announced the release of the limited edition Alpine Initiatives (AI) JJ.

Duplicating the proven construction of Armada's flagship backcountry ski, the JJ, the AI JJ is unique in that the skis feature a hand-drawn, black-and-white graphic designed by Armada co-founder and AI founder, JP Auclair; and all profits from their sale will go to Alpine Initiatives to fund additional charitable work.

"Ever since launching Alpine Initiatives, I wanted to find a special way for Armada to become involved and support AI's vision," said Auclair. "I couldn't be more excited about this collaboration."

The limited, 60-pair offering of AI JJ's is now available for sale through the Armada Online Store in both the 175 and 185cm sizes. Adding to their exclusivity, each ski is signed and individually numbered by Auclair, ensuring their place as a rare collector's item for years to come.

About Armada Skis:

Armada Skis Inc. is the premier rider-owned, rider-driven ski company in the industry today. Established in 2002, Armada is a family of athletes, artists, designers and engineers. The company is privately held with headquarters in Costa Mesa, California; an international office in Zürich, Switzerland and distribution in over 40 countries worldwide.

About Alpine Initiatives:

Alpine Initiatives is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that strives to be a catalyst for the mountain community to educate, empower, inspire, and promote health and wellness among those less fortunate.

Through social, ecological and agricultural interactions, AI works to create and nurture sustainable environments and communities.

Alpine Initiatives recently completed work on the Amani Community Home, an orphanage for HIV/AIDS affected children in Kenya. The facility is distinguished by its potential to create income for its caretakers, while at the same time being self-sustainable.