Welcome to Alpine Shop's Program Homepage

Each year we are proud to present high quality programs and events for your enjoyment. We hire the best instructors available and maintain high quality standards to ensure your satisfaction. 

This page has information on all non-competitive programs. Our competitive events are hosted under the Off-Road Racing League banner, and more information can be found on the ORRL homepage. Our non-competitive programs feature clinics and seminars to help you improve your outdoor skills and better enjoy your time outside.

About Program and Event Registration:

Registration is required for some programs and is highly recommended for all others. By registering you will be advised of cancellations and changes in a timely manner as well as  guaranteeing your space at the event. Registrations are handled via a secure and easy to use on line system. Simply click on the program of interest and you will be taken to the information page and registration site for the event. Once you complete your registration you will be able to print your tickets to be presented at the event.

About Cancellations and Refunds:

If Alpine Shop cancels a program, you will receive a full refund of any fees paid. Most programs require a seven (7) day advance notice if you wish to cancel. No refunds will be made with less than seven (7) days' notice. On some trips and outings, a longer advance notice requirement applies and a processing fee may be deducted from your refund. These policies are included in the Terms & Conditions section of the registration page.

About Our Instructors:

All of our instructors are active participants in the topics they teach. They are all experts in their field and are selected because of their experience and teaching ability.      


Shaw Bloom 10k/20k Trail Race presented by The North Face - Saturday, March 28, 2015

Spring Thursday Night Trail Run Series - May 2015

Weeknight Paddle Race Series - June 2015

Weeknight Mountain Bike Race Series - July 2015

Summer Thursday Night Trail Run Series - August 2015

Council Bluff Lake Half-Marathon Trail Run - Saturday, September 26, 2015

Castlewood 8-Hour Adventure Race - Saturday, December 5, 2015

See all results from 2014 at the ORRL homepage.


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Warren Miller "No Turning Back" Ski/Snowboard Film - December 18th, 2014 - SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!

Alpine Shop Spring EXPO - March 20th-22nd, 2015 - More Info Here

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour - March 25th and 26th, 2015 - More Info Here

Alpine Shop Spring SWAP - April 24th-26th, 2015

Reel Paddling Film Festival - April 29th, 2015 - More Info Here

Alpine Shop Fall SWAP - October 16th-18th, 2015


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For 2015, we're re-structuring our kayaking instruction to better fit the needs of our customers. Choose either the Quickstart or QuickstartPLUS classes for a beginner-level, on-the-water introduction to kayaking safety and skills. Our Trip N Teach class combines intermediate-level instruction with a short trip on moving water to practice skills.

Kayaking Dry Land Basics - Kirkwood, MO

Quickstart and QuickstartPLUS Kayaking - St. Louis, MO

Quickstart Kayaking - Gray Summit, MO

Trip N Teach Intermediate Kayaking - St. Louis, MO

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Classes - St. Louis, MO

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Classes - Gray Summit, MO

DEMO OPPORTUNITY: Kayak Demo Nights At Creve Coeur Lake and Simpson Lake

DEMO OPPORTUNITY: You Can Paddle Day at Creve Coeur Park - May 2, 2015

Instruction - Columbia, MO

Kayaking Dry Land Basics - Columbia, MO

Quickstart and QuickstartPLUS Kayaking - Columbia, MO

DEMO OPPORTUNITY: You Can Paddle Day - Columbia, MO

Instruction - O'Fallon, IL

Kayaking Dry Land Basics - O'Fallon, IL

Quickstart and QuickstartPLUS Kayaking - O'Fallon, IL

Events & Trips

Alton to the Arch Paddle Trip

Ozark Stream Paddle Trips

Missouri River Paddle Trip

NEW FOR 2015: MR340 Training Series

Fall Color Paddle Trips

NEW FOR 2015: River Bassin' Fishing Tournament - April 18th, 2015

NEW FOR 2015: Overnight Paddle Trip


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Basic Bike Maintenance 101 - Kirkwood, MO

Hands On Fix A Flat Class - Kirkwood, MO

Basic Bike Maintenance 101 - O'Fallon, MO

Hands On Fix A Flat Class - O'Fallon, MO

Events & Rides

Tuesday Night Spinning - Kirkwood, MO

Tuesday Night Rides - Kirkwood, MO

Wednesday Night Rides - O'Fallon, IL


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Hiking 101: A Beginners Guide - Kirkwood, MO

Backpacking 101: A Beginners Guide - Kirkwood, MO

Hiking 101: A Beginners Guide - Columbia, MO

Backpacking 101: A Beginners Guide - Columbia, MO

Hiking 101: A Beginners Guide - O'Fallon, IL

Backpacking 101: A Beginners Guide - O'Fallon, IL

Events & Trips

Adventure Hikes - Columbia, MO

Adventure Hikes - O'Fallon, IL

Beginner's Overnight Backpacking Trip


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The Alpine Shop Escargot Club is designed for those who are looking for easy, slow-paced activities.  Our events are for people of all ability and fitness levels. These are the perfect activities if you have been intimidated by other groups' advanced events. No judgement and everyone is welcome. Our motto is "We may be moving at a snail's pace, but we are moving".

Group Events

Nordic Walking - Kirkwood


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Wilderness Medicine Series - Kirkwood, MO

RETURNING IN 2015: Wilderness First Aid - St. Louis, MO

GoPro Tips & Tricks - Kirkwood, MO

Map & Compass Navigation Class - Kirkwood, MO

Orienteering Clinic with Alpine Shop Adventure Racing Team - St. Louis, MO

NEW FOR 2015: Adventure Racing 101: A Beginner's Guide - Kirkwood, MO


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NEW FOR 2015: Ski/Snowboard Wax Clinic - Kirkwood, MO

NEW FOR 2015: FREE Snowboard Rental - Kirkwood, MO


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