Kappa is the Official Partner of the U.S. Ski
and Snowboard Team
Born in Turin, Italy in 1967, Kappa is the leading Italian sportswear brand that produces apparel, footwear and accessories for sport and leisure. Present in more than 130 countries and worn by professional athletes and style enthusiasts around the world, Kappa is recognized for its heritage of technical sportswear and a non-conformist blend of Italian technology and style. Recognized as The Champions Jersey, Kappa’s iconic Omini Logo is featured on many of the top teams in soccer and Formula 1, along with other sports teams and athletes worldwide.
2026 and 2030 Olympics: Kappa Will Design Jackets & Race Suits for the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team
Kappa has a rich heritage in sport, performance, and more specifically, winter sports. In early 2022, Kappa entered a groundbreaking multi-year partnership with the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team as its official apparel partner. It was the first time in history that a single outerwear and racing suit brand appeared on the uniforms of all the athletes of the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team.
As a global lifestyle brand with a focus on athletics, fashion, innovative campaigns and collaborations, Kappa will outfit all teams with outerwear, speed and race suits through the 2032 season. The partnership also includes outfitting all U.S. Ski & Snowboard athletes who will compete in the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Italy and the 2030 Olympic Games. Throughout the partnership, Kappa will collaborate with U.S. Ski & Snowboard athletes and coaches on research and development aspects of athletic performance wear, specifically alpine speed suits.
Protect Our Winters' (POW) Alpine Ski Race Suit Highlights the Fight Against Climate Change
In February 2023, Kappa, in partnership with U.S. Ski & Snowboard and Protect Our Winters (POW) unveiled a race suit designed to elevate climate change as a priority for snowsports. The U.S. Alpine Team competed in the suits at the World Championships in Courchevel France.
Climate change is an existential threat to the future of skiing. In the 2022-23 winter alone, teams around the world have seen the devastating effects of a warming climate with canceled races due to lack of snow, tracks made entirely of machine-made snow and athletes racing in 50-degree temperatures in the middle of winter. A warming winter is one of the biggest threats as athletes and fans look at the future of snowsports.
The race suit features large chunks of icebergs sailing in the ocean, based off a satellite photograph of an expanse of ice breaking due to high temperatures. The design draws attention to the importance of taking a global view of the present-day situation.
The suit also bears a POW logo on the neck, showcasing the importance of the organization in U.S. Ski & Snowboard and Kappa’s fight against the warming climate, as well as an illustration of the POW snowflake logo on the leg.