Alpen Co., Ltd. engages in the manufacture and retail of sporting goods. It operates through the following divisions: Winter, Golf, General Sports, and Others. The Winter division manufactures and supplies skis, snowboards, and related products. The Golf division sells golf items. The General Sports division deals with the production and sale of sporting items such as training & fitness goods, camping & trekking articles, casual wear, water sporting gear, lawn & table tennis rackets, and ball game supplies. The Others division operates credit card services business, fitness clubs, ski resorts, and golf courses. The company was founded by Taizo Mizuno on July 8, 1972 and is headquartered in Nagoya, Japan.