Women's Ski Race Knit
(Pre-Order)

Alps & Meters

120002CLXS

31910867959886

$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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Technically Knitted

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

Alpine Tradition

Classic intarsia knit inspired by alpine sport heritage

Dry & Protected

Natural yarn body offers moisture wicking and temperature regulation

Fit for Warmth

High collar and fitted cuffs for additional comfort

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Designed by Tradition

Ski 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 Olympic Games in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Britain's Esme MacKinnon’s victories in the downhill and slalom in 1931 led a resounding transformation of the sport, finally graced and refined by female precision, style, and aplomb.

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Forged Performance

Comfortable and protective, with elements of properly knitted fiber construction and a rich yarn complexion, the Ski Race Knit is a staple of the winter sportswomen’s wardrobe conveying a story of alpine sports’ first racing personalities, their passion for skiing, and their highly fashionable taste on and off the mountain.

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Slim Aarons

The famous photographer's aim to capture "attractive people in attractive places doing attractive things" naturally found its way to iconic locations such as Gstaad and Zermatt.

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Refined Racing: Knitwear through the decades

These female pioneers shaped modern day skiing (and did it with style, precision and power), with knitwear playing an integral part in their athletic attire and après ski uniforms.

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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

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