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Sparovec starts new venture


Whistler resident Joze Sparovec, former Vice President of Athletics for Alpine Canada Alpin, announced recently that his company, Diamond Head Sports, is the new exclusive Canadian distributor for the Halti Oy line of high performance sports-specific outdoor clothing and equipment from Finland.

For over 25 years, Halti Oy has been a leading designer and producer of high performance sport-specific clothing and equipment serving the European market. Their product range includes clothing and equipment for skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, climbing, hiking, camping, technical outdoor, hunting and golf.

Halti Oy markets their line of products under two brands: Halti is their high performance brand, while Raiski is designed for the recreational user.

Under terms of their agreement with Halti Oy, Diamond Head Sports will distribute both the Halti and Raiski brands throughout Canada.

"We are very excited to have the opportunity to introduce this outstanding design and manufacturing partner to the Canadian market," Sparovec said in a release.

"Halti Oy has a great reputation with outdoors enthusiasts and professionals. Their products are designed with top athlete input, from the careful attention to detail to the selection of cutting edge materials. With the very good pricing that we can offer to retailers, we have a very competitive edge in the marketplace."

Risto Salo, Managing Director of Halti Oy stated: "With our decision to expand into the Canadian marketplace, the selection of Diamond Head Sports was a natural choice, as we have known Joze Sparovec and his strong reputation in the Canadian ski industry. We believe Halti’s growth as a global brand is dependent upon a strong presence in the Canadian marketplace."

Halti Grade VII products, designed from hi tech DrymaxX fabric, have been developed to function in the most severe conditions. They have been designed without compromise and tested by Halti’s professional sportsmen and adventurers in biting cold, scorching heat, foaming rapids and on the world’s highest mountains.

Diamond Head Sports, a Whistler based company, is an importer and distributor of innovative sporting goods, clothing and accessories for year-round recreational activities to support both the professional and novice user. With over 30 years experience in the sporting world, Diamond Head Sports’ management provides exceptional products, service and pricing to the Canadian marketplace.