Ski Race Knit Patrol
(Pre-Order)

Alps & Meters

100022HGSM

816223022589

31903171018830

$275.00

The classic Ski Race Sweater has long identified an individual as a member of the racing class; those fast, adventurous souls with a spirit drawn to the mountains. As sharp in appearance as the edges on which they carved their turns, ski racers' form fitting clothes offered low drag, maximum comfort, and the opportunity for stylish, on-mountain self expression. Alps & Meters’ Ski Race Knit is fitted and protective, with elements of appropriate padding and ergonomic engineering, updated with the classic Patrol Cross for Fall/Winter 2019.

tech-specs

Technically Knitted

Heavy gauge Lambswool knit provides warmth

Alpine Tradition

Patrol graphic inspired by alpine sport heritage

Dry & Protected

Exterior water repellent yarns protect against snow and precipitation

Ergonomic Elbow Knit

Ribbed elbow yarns engineered for flexibility and durability

Traditional Alpine Fit

tailored product dimensions provide form fitting comfort

testimonials

"The fabrics are all-natural and hard wearing, and the cut is Saville Row."Men's Journal

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Forged Performance

A crew-neck sweater ideal for mid-layer wear occasions, or worn as outerwear in warmer weather, the Ski Race Knit "Patrol" is a legacy of the time-honored ski sweater. Cut in a handsome crew neck silhouette and knitted from 100% lambswool, this durable sweater is a performance piece inspired by the elegance and flamboyance of ski racers of the past. The Ski Race Knit "Patrol" features a cross emblem inspired by the National Ski Patrol.

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Toni Sailer: Skiing's Most Stylish Gent

Nicknamed the "Blitz aus Kitz" for his lightening-fast style, Sailer remains the most stylish gent to have ever graced the slopes.

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Hannes Schneider: From Austria to New Hampshire

Statues in both St. Anton am Arlberg and North Conway, NH immortalize Johann "Hannes" Schneider, a legendary ski instructor and member of the US Ski Hall of Fame. The two ski towns share an unlikely bond thanks to Hannes.

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THE STORY

It was a frigid and snowy day in March 1938, when the race course for the National Slalom was devised on Mount Mansfield, Vermont USA. Taking stock of barren temperatures, 50 mile per hour winds, and limited visibility, Charles “Minnie” Dole, veteran of the storied 10th Mountain Division and organizer of the race at hand, came to recognize that matters of precaution and safety would be required to ensure that the day’s event did not end in injury for participants and spectators alike. Discussing matters with fellow race organizer, Roger Langley, at the top of the famed Nose Dive Trail the gentlemen conceived of the National Ski Patrol on the spot and thus forged a bond between racing and patrolling that has stood for almost 100 years.

In fact, having lit the spark that ignited the fire of the United States’ first formal cadre of trained patrollers, it was such that many legendary competitors of that 1938 race were among the National Ski Patrol’s earliest members including Dick Durrance who came to influence racing, patrolling, and resort development throughout the Rocky Mountains during the 40s and 50s.

In celebration of such unity, the Alps & Meters Ski Race Knit “Patrol” sweater combines the racer’s classic crewneck silhouette with the iconic uniform patrol cross, intertwining the stories, romance, and traditions of alpine sports founding fathers.

FORGED PERFORMANCE

A crew-neck sweater ideal for mid-layer wear occasions, or worn as outerwear in warmer weather, the Ski Race Knit "Patrol" is a legacy of the time-honored ski sweater. Cut in a handsome crew neck silhouette and knitted from 100% lambswool with a water repellent coating, this durable sweater is a performance piece inspired by the elegance and flamboyance of ski racers of the past.

FORGED PERFORMANCE

A crew-neck sweater ideal for mid-layer wear occasions, or worn as outerwear in warmer weather, the Ski Race Knit "Patrol" is a legacy of the time-honored ski sweater. Cut in a handsome crew neck silhouette and knitted from 100% lambswool with a water repellent coating, this durable sweater is a performance piece inspired by the elegance and flamboyance of ski racers of the past.

DESIGNED BY TRADITION

Emblazoned with the classic Patrol Cross, the Ski Race Knit "Patrol" honors the unique bond and legacy shared by patrollers and racers.

Features & Benefits

WARM & PROTECTIVE

Heavy gauge 100% Lambswool knit provides warmth

Exterior water repellent yarns protect against snow and precipitation

MAXIMUM UTILITY

Patrol graphic inspired by alpine sport heritage

Quality & Durability

On-mountain trial: Put it to the test in the mountains for 100 days and return it with no questions asked if it does not meet your standards of quality, craftsmanship, or durability.