NORWAY: Aksel Lund Svindal filling out his vibrant yellow speed suit and clean white and black outerwear by Phenix.
UNITED STATES: Julia Mancuso in black, Laurenne Ross in vivid green, uniforms by Spyder. The green was kind of fun but I am hoping new uniforms have a more patriotic look. I do have to give the USST and Spyder a nod for infusing inherently uptight uniforms with a sense of relaxed American mountain lifestyle.
GERMANY: Maria Hoefl-Riesch wears Bogner vivid pink outerwear and the snow tiger suit which is a long-standing tradition for the team.
ITALY, ARGENTINA: Bold letters in black and white clearly identify these teams in uniforms by Kappa. Nadia Fanchini of Italy at left. I quite like the graphic impact and utility of this strong look, especially Argentina’s stylized execution.
SLOVENIA: It’s a good thing World Champion Tina Maze carries herself with such presence because this uniform by Halti is a lot to pull off.
AUSTRIA: Anna Fenninger in bright blue, Michaela Kirchgasser in white, outerwear by Schöffel. The Austrian kit, like the team itself, is very strong and a contender for the best – distinctive and refined, powerful and wearable colors, complementary variety, consistent interesting themes and details, well merchandised and executed. The back of the blue jacket is emblazoned with the claim Power Team, true enough!
Puffy Jackets: Hannes Reichelt of Team Austria in black Schöffel. Bogner male and female versions of team insulated outerwear; Maria Hoefl-Riesch again in pink.
With the Sölden FIS World Cup ski races kicking off the new season in just a few days, here is one last peek at some national team uniforms from 2013. I am always curious to see if and how much teams change their kits year to year. From early season training photos, I have seen a little new but much of the same from last season. With 2014 being an Olympic year, there will be no shortage of new uniforms to be revealed!
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