Clockwise from left: A two-layer waterproof/breathable outer shell staves off the droplets of Veuve sprayed at Cloud Nine while keeping you comfortable during the lunch hot spot’s raucous dance parties; artwork by SkiCo's Paula Crown—a black-and-white deconstruction of the four mountains’ trail maps—adorns the jacket's lining (not advised for actually navigating your way down the ski areas) while a tag sewn on an inside pocket reads “Return Transformed,” SkiCo’s new brand promise (“return with a large credit card bill” may be equally valid); SkiCo’s new aspen leaf motif is the focal point of a hood that deflects wind at 12,510 feet at the top of the Cirque (zip it off for bluebird days cruising down Racer’s Edge at Tiehack).

On-mountain workers—patrollers, ski pros, lifties, and maybe even you—will be sporting snazzy new uniforms this winter. The twist? Forsaking the traditional partnership with an established outerwear brand, the Aspen Skiing Company designed and produced the clothing itself, with plenty of real-world feedback from employee testers. Mountain guests can purchase similar looks with the Ajax jacket ($725), pant ($525), and insulator ($395)—a midlayer piece that keeps your core warm while being stretchy enough for ample movement.

These pieces have “the same functionality and features as the ski instructor uniform, just a different design and color,” says product line manager Lauren Myatt, who oversaw the entire project for SkiCo. At right, we break down the jacket’s uniquely Aspen features.

The new AspenX store by the Silver Queen Gondola carries the line, along with custom-designed sweaters, hats, and home accessories.

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