This winter's recreational ski clothes are as trim as a downhill racer's uniform. Men's quilted parkas, once soft and bulky, are as snugly fitted as a slalom jacket. Girls are now streamlined from head to toe, wearing pullovers made of the same stretch fabrics that revolutionized the cut of ski pants. To dramatize the mood of speed in this year's ski clothes, Photographer Jerry Cooke used a zoom lens to make the Sugarbush skiers on these pages look fast even when they are waiting in a lift line.

Mary Baker's stretch pullover top and Bob Lieder's racing quilt parka with stretch insets have the swift, urgent look of the 1961 ski fashions.

Skiers Bob Lieder, Ruth Henderson and Skeeter Werner take a soup break. All are wearing Sig Buchmayr's soft-hued sweaters and knickers of Helanca (far left) or leather.

Slim cut and monotone color characterize Cindy Hollingsworth's stretch suit and Ted Watson's cardigan.


Libo of Sweden's stretch pullover with a knitted collar ($45) has matching ski pants ($44.50); at Viking Sports, San Francisco. White Stag racer's quilted parka ($25) is at Joseph Home, Pittsburgh; Meier & Frank, Portland. P&M's Scandinavian knit racer's cap ($3.50) is at the Aspen Leaf, Denver; Scandinavian Ski Shop, New York. Italian rubber ski goggles have new snap-on plastic shades, amber and green ($2.95); they are at Sig Buchmayr, New York.

Slimmed-down ski knickers and patternless pullovers are a new fast look for spring skiers. Beconta sweater worn by Bob Lieder is an Austrian import ($35), at Aspen Leaf, Denver; Don Thomas Sporthaus, Ferndale, Mich.; Norse House, New York. His Bogner knickers are made of stretchable Helanca and wool ($40); Sig Buchmayr, New York; Elli of Aspen, Colo. V-neck pullover ($35, Reinherz Shops, Boyne Mountain, Mich.) and crew-neck pullover ($35, Sig Buchmayr, New York; Don Thomas Sporthaus, Ferndale, Mich.) are both imported from Kitzbühel by Beconta. Silk-lined capeskin knickers in pastel colors ($45), made in Bavaria, are at Sig Buchmayr, New York. Ski goggles are by Rolley. Caps and ski socks are all available at Buchmayr. Cotton turtle-neck shirts are from Duofold ($3) and are available in most ski shops. Beconta's Austrian and Italian ski gloves ($11.75) are all available at Norse House, New York and Norse House in Stratton Mountain, Vt.

Cindy Hollingsworth's stretch pullover and ski pants were custom-made for her in Austria last spring. A similar version of Cindy's outfit, manufactured in the U.S., is available at Saks Fifth Avenue, New York. The pants are $40, the pullover $55, the turtle-neck sweater $8.50. Stretch pullovers are worn as windbreakers over wool sweaters in the winter, and in spring over silk shirts or cotton turtle-necks. Silver-buttoned Austrian cardigan ($35) worn by Ted Watson is an import from Beconta, available at Sig Buchmayr, New York; Aspen Leaf, Denver; Don Thomas Sporthaus, Ferndale, Mich.