When it comes to après ski fashion, there’s nothing more iconic than a good sweater. From epic snowflake patterns to bright colors and shoulder pads, the ski sweater has long been the go-to garment for skiing’s celebrity elite and weekend warriors alike. Its versatility as a base layer and fashionable après ski piece makes it a must-have on the slopes. So whether you’re actually shredding or just hanging, here are seven sterling options to consider.
Dale of Norway Viking Basic Masculine Sweater ($239): Norway’s proud heritage and the nation’s ski team—nicknamed The Attacking Vikings—inspired this technical new sweater. The next-to-skin merino henley can serve as a base layer on the hill but looks much better when you’re sipping beers at après ski. Skal!
Fjallraven Ovik Folk Knit Sweater ($200): Patterns from Norse folklore scream après ski, but don’t let the looks be your only guide. The lambswool construction will keep you warm under your jacket even when damp. Shed the jacket and instantly be ready to après.
Obermeyer Bryce ¼ Zip Sweater ($199): Almost 70 years of ski sweater experience shows in this garment. One-hundred percent merino wool performs well on the slopes, and Obermeyer’s classic looks perform well with the bunnies at après ski.
Nau Nazca Alpaca Sweater ($245): Alpaca wool and a WWII design are the cornerstones of this new sweater from Nau. The locally sourced Peruvian fabric provides the moisture-wicking properties you need for a base layer while the ribbed design with three-button finish will have you looking good all night long.
Ibex Mountain Sweater Pullover ($225): Bavarian style plus super-soft merino wool makes this sweater ideal for any mountain occasion. That said, it’s on the classy side, so if your après ski ends up being a bit more wine and cheese than beer and nachos, you’ll fit right in.
Ski the East Big Air Sweater ($82): A throwback to the days of yore, this sweater incorporates all the patterns a good après ski sweater should have with some sick big air graphics. The combo of old school looks and new school flare will make the talk of après.
Tipsy Elves Men’s First Tracks Ski Sweater ($65): This sweater is big and bold, but then again so is everything Tipsy Elves does. A soft quarter-zip that feels good and an epic mountain scene that looks great will have you crushing it from first chair to last call.