85651 - Snonipa Men's Cardigan
2023/2024 Official team sweater: Norwegian Alpine National Team
• Fit: Regular
• Weight: Mid layer
• 100% merino wool
• High neck
• Two-way zipper
• Designed and knitted in Norway
Snønipa is a sporty lightweight cardigan in soft merino wool with a high neck and full length 2-way zipper. It features a navy blue racing stripe down the sleeve and Norwegian flag stripes across the elbows. The main pattern from the iconic Cortina 1956 sweater.
The cardigan derives its name from the mountain Snønipa (1827 meters above sea level). Snønipa is a nunatak, meaning a mountain peak sticking up through a glacier, in this case the Myklebust glacier in Vestland county. In other words, Snønipa is surrounded by snow all year round, hence the name.
(A “nipe” is a pointy mountain peak, an inclining rock tip with a steep front. “Nipe” probably comes from the Old Norse “hnipa”, meaning “to hang with your head”).