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Ski Race Knit W

Alps & Meters

120002HNXS

816223025603

42571679629556

$195.00 Regular price $350.00

With a point of origin derived from proper European ski race sweaters worn by pioneering female slalom skiers, the Women’s Ski Race Knit is knit in a traditional silhouette with a Forged Performance material complexion. Combining soft cashmere-merino blend and a traditional graphic treatment, this piece represents the pure romance of ski racing from both the past and present.

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Hunter
Size

THE STORY

Initially a form of recreation reserved for men, ski racing racing’s romance and elegance came into clear view in 1931 during the first unofficial FIS World Alpine Championships and then again in 1948 during the V Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland. 1931 marked Esme MacKinnon’s British victories in the downhill and slalom, the first for any woman and a resounding transformation of a sport finally graced and refined by female precision, style, and aplomb. Seventeen years later, inspired by MacKinnon, women compete in their first downhill and slalom events of the ’48 Winter Olympics and names such as Hedy Schlunegger of Switzerland and Gretchen Fraser of the United States would be awarded the first gold medals in the Downhill and Slalom, events respectively.

Comfortable and protective, with elements of properly knitted fiber construction and a rich yarn complexion, Alps & Meters’ Ski Race Knit conveys a story of alpine sports’ first racing personalities, their passion for skiing, and their highly fashionable taste on and off the mountain.

DESIGNED BY TRADITION

Combining softly blend yarns, total comfort, and traditional personality, this alpine sportswear garment commands a first class expression representing the pure romance of ski racing from both the past and present.

DESIGNED BY TRADITION

Combining softly blend yarns, total comfort, and traditional personality, this alpine sportswear garment commands a first class expression representing the pure romance of ski racing from both the past and present.

FORGED PERFORMANCE

Form fitting and offering high visibility and graphic recognition for spectators viewing form afar, the Ski Race Knit is a staple of the winter sportswomen’s wardrobe

Features & Benefits

WARM & COMFORTABLE

70% super-fine merino, 30% cashmere yarns blended for softness, form-fitting comfort and lasting durability.

High collar and fitted cuffs for additional comfort.

TRADITIONAL DESIGN

The classic V graphic recalls the Fifth Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, where the inaugural female champions were crowned in downhill and slalom.