Inferno Zip

$325.00

First held in January 1928, the inaugural Inferno Race took place when 19 members of Kandahar Ski Club climbed the Schilthorn (2,970m) above Mürren to race down the 2,100 meters to Lauterbrunnen, 14 kilometres away. A journey of almost 10 miles (15 km) and nearly 5 times the length of contemporary downhill Olympic courses, the Inferno was an alpine event whose novelty and legitimate physical and mental obstacles created powerful appeal to the growing racing class cut from the cloth of the Kandahar’s expansive blanket of accelerating British influence. High taste, panache, and handsome sensibility describe Alps & Meters Inferno Zip. An garment for every season, the Inferno Zip is crafted from a rich brushed wool coupled with signature suede trim.  Made in Italy, this classic sportswear garment is designed for the Gentleman Sportsman and includes Alps & Meters signature mark at left arm.  An  evergreen knitwear piece, this sporting style celebrates of the Kandahar Club’s polished British origins and legendary Inferno downhill which is still run to this day.

Features & Benefits

Classic Quality

Crafted with robust, ultra-soft 70% super fine merino-cashmere blended yarns for warmth, protection, and long lasting durability.

Alpine Tradition

Combination of nostalgic knitted Sun Valley retro motif and heritage sleeve color blocking as well as classic ribbing evoke the nostalgia of Sun Valley, Idaho USA

Comfort Fit

Fitted for total warmth and cold weather comfort.

THE STORY

While skiing’s invention and inception is credited to the Scandinavians, unknown to many, is the fact that the modern racing format of the sport and its earliest formalized ski clubs were created by a group of iconoclastic Brits who loved the wind rushing and hair raising euphoria of skiing. Such was alpine sport in continental Europe when awoken to the fervor of down-hilling by Sir Arnold Lunn, a skier, mountaineer, and writer who Founded Britain’s the world famous Kandahar Ski Club in 1924. Motivated by a pure downhiller’s spirit combined with an attitude of constant experimentation, Lunn ultimately invented the proper slalom race format. Thereafter Lunn’s Inferno Race as it would be called, became a a diabolically challenge designed to test the very best skill, will, and speed of racers from the around the world. Today members of the world renowned Kandahar Club continue to host the Murren Inferno Race while regaling the deeds of its competitors much in the same spirit as conducted 100 years ago. A setting of high taste combine with a passion for the outdoors and alpine sporting achievement, the Kandahar Club itself was known as much for its ski crazed members as it was for the first class wardrobes associated with its members on and off-piste.