Our Story

We are willing to drive, fly, climb and walk to reach them. And once we are in them, the rest of the world disappears. Southern Divide® was built from a passion for skiing and everything that it encompasses – inevitably this passion has quickly turned into developing a new line of mountain apparel.

Based on the proven layering system, we thought we would take something so natural and align it with the fluidity of skiing to produce Southern Divide.

In 2009, the concept of Southern Divide was conceived.

We yearned to create an environment that better matched our own values. So a group of like minded people who shared this overwhelming passion for skiing started to discuss what makes good ski gear. Something that insulated, provided you with warmth, breathed and allowed you to stay out in this hospitable environment we love for longer. Something that was designed for the fluidity of skiing. Something that was functional.

We started off testing different fabrics, styles and loving the natural qualities of wool; it was perhaps inevitable that merino would prevail. An idea that was developed for us suddenly became a proven product for others.
In 2010 we had out first prototype and although it was not pretty (very far from it) it formed the basis to improve on.

After testing across one continent, two islands, five seasons, 34 mountains, and many, many different fabrics and products, we found something that works and works incredibly well.

We have selected the highest quality merino fabrics, aligned them with the fluidity of skiing, and designed gear that will not only perform in the harsh environment of the mountains, but looks awesome!

This is now the ultimate combination of performance, design and warmth, to help you brave winter’s worst when heading off to your favourite back country haunts.

Southern Divide® designs, tests, and manufacturers high quality, innovative mountain apparel through a proven layering system.