Ishpeming Alpine Guide Sweater

$325.00

The Alpine Guide Sweater uses triple-ply yarn to create the warmest, most protective sweater yet. Combining the engineered comfort of lambswool knitwear and the protective qualities of waxed cotton, the Alpine Guide Sweater is an authentic ski sweater ideal for sunny mountain days and mid-layer wear occasions.

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.