Sturdy, adventurous soul of the West.
After WWII, ex-soldiers and trainers from the storied 10th Mountain Division led the boon in winter recreation, starting in the Rocky Mountains and Western region of the United States.
With deep ties to the founding and development of American resorts such as Vail and Aspen Highlands, alpine sport legends such as Pete Siebret, “Whip” Jones, and Dick Durrance became the fathers of Western resort skiing and winter recreation in the United States. These Western pioneers of U.S. skiing turned passion into vision by creating the first quintessential American skiing experiences.
Shaped by a “cowboy” attitude reflecting the spirit and material complexion of the nostalgic ski garments of Colorado during the '60s and ’70s, the Alps & Meters High West Jacket channels the sturdy and adventurous soul of the United States’ Western region into a garment of pure “Americana”, rugged quality, and tasteful historical reference to the bygone days of skiing’s boom in the Rocky Mountains.