Calgary, Alta. (October 3, 2017) – Alpine Canada is pleased to announce Ricola Canada has joined our family of corporate partners as the official cough drop of the Canadian Ski Teams. Ricola has partnered with alpine development team athlete, Sam Mulligan (Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club, B.C.), to become his official headgear sponsor of the 2017-18 season. Ricola will also support the 2018 CIBC National Ski and Snowboard Day and Alpine Canada event volunteers all season long.

“We are excited to welcome Ricola into the newest category partnership with Alpine Canada,” said Alpine Canada President and CEO, Mark Rubinstein. “We look forward to seeing a great collaboration between these two rich brands that will see increased visibility for ski racing in Canada through various marketing efforts, as well as soothed throats of our fans across the country.”

Ricola will be the official head gear sponsor for Mulligan, a rising athlete storming the Nor-Am Cup circuit and landing a fourth-place finish at the 2017 World Junior Ski Championships. Ricola’s sponsorship will help support Canada’s next generation of World Cup and Olympic hopefuls.

Additionally, the fourth annual CIBC National Ski and Snowboard Day will be supported by Ricola, encouraging Canadians to embrace winter, even while feeling under the weather.

Ricola will also be the official cough drop for event Alpine Canada volunteers, helping to keep them on the hill to ensure domestic races and events launch without a hitch this winter.

“The Ricola team is thrilled to join forces with Alpine Canada to support Canadian skiing and to keep the fans cheering,” said Alok Ummat, Director of Marketing, Ricola Canada.  “Ricola has an uncompromising commitment to quality which is a perfect pairing to Alpine Canada’s commitment to excellence in sport.”


Ricola Ltd. is one of the most modern and innovative manufacturers of herb drops in the world. Ricola exports more than 60 different ranges of herb drops and teas to over 50 countries.

The family-run company has its headquarters in Laufen, near Basel, Switzerland.  Subsidiary companies are located in Italy, the UK, Asia and the USA.  Founded in 1930 by Emil Richterich, the company is still under family ownership.  Executive board president and third generation family member Felix Richterich directs the fortunes of the company today.  This is why Ricola values high quality basic ingredients, in particular the herbs, which are cultivated in the Swiss mountains using natural farming methods.  Ricola AG is also committed to economically, socially and ecologically sustainable company management.  As a major employer of over 400 employees it takes its corporate responsibilities seriously.  Traditional values of a family-run enterprise coupled with Swiss quality and a passion for innovation define the success of the Ricola global brand.  Incidentally, the name Ricola is an abbreviation of the company’s original name Richterich & Co., Laufen.


Alpine Canada is the national governing body for alpine, para-alpine and ski cross racing in Canada. With the support of valued corporate partners along with the Government of Canada, Own the Podium and the Canadian Olympic Committee, Alpine Canada develops Olympic, Paralympic, world championship and World Cup medallists to stimulate visibility, inspiration and growth in the ski community.

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