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Circa 1980

In a decade exemplified by creative and futuristic fashion, the first Racysuits are born, appearing on the ski slopes of Northern California.

Norma Lausmann, an avid USSA Alpine Masters Ski Racer and seamstress starts hand sewing neon ski racing suits for herself and husband Joe. The eye catching designs were soon sought after by fellow ski racing friend Robert "Bob" Bernard. The adventurous trio surprised onlookers with their wild ski suits as they raced in Downhill and Slalom Masters Ski Races - often winning Gold, Silver and Bronze in their age class. Their truly adventurous friendship and zest for life had them racing around the world well into their 80's wearing psychedelic spandex ski suits.

2009

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The ski suits took on a new life when grand-daughter to Bob Bernard, Marina Barnes, got her hands on the vintage suits and began wearing them everywhere she dubbed psychedelic spandex appropriate -- Coachella, Burning Man, The LOVE Parade, Ghost Ship and Daybreaker.

Today

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Fast forward 30 years... Racysuits are back in production! Exploring more places than ever before - ski slopes, beaches, parties and festivals - all around the world.

From the ski slopes of Montreal and California to the beaches of Australia and Mexico, to parties in New York City and the Nevada desert, Racysuits are now all over the world!

Join our experiment to encourage uninhibited fun and uncensored self expression - when the love of fun can no longer be contained in the soul and must be worn on the skin!

The story continues...

  • January 3

    #2017bestnine Racysuits is heading into our 3rd winter season and looking back over the past two years gives me so much joy. You have shown me what living life to the fullest is all about! I love seeing pics from your Racysuits adventures and the active outdoor lifestyle you live and breath. Here’s to another great winter season and lots of fresh snow! . . . We had such a good year that most of our suits are out of stock! We are bringing on the hustle over the next few weeks to get the new suits up online! I’m also excited to kick off 2018 with a new female owned and operated cut and sew factory in the USA! This year I plan to share more about how Racysuits are made and behind the scenes info on how I run the business! . . . Lastly, a little shout out to the founding members of the Racysuits Squad. The original seamstress, Norma, turned 95 years this past November. The suits she made for herself and my Grandfather are still hanging in my closet as a constant reminder of the generations of fun Racysuits has brought to ski slopes! Happy New Year! Let’s go find some snow 😜 @marinabarnes // #racysuits #ski #outdooradventures #livinglifetothefullest #2018 #apresski #letitsnow #girlboss #skisuit #skiwear

  • January 4

    Amen! Here's to time well spent 'planning' my life. Oh the possibilities! ⠀ ⠀ //⠀ ⠀ "Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning." -  @annikas59 ⠀ ⠀ #wearedreamers #getexcited #adulting #racysuits

  • January 11

    Winning that medal 🥇. Drinking that champagne 🍾. Feeling that love 😍. You’re on top of the world. #happydays #apresski #racysuits

  • January 12

    Aspen Mountain

    Never lose a friend on the mountain ever again. #thebuddysystem #twinning #racysuits

  • January 19

    Aspen Mountain

    Dreamy snow dusting 📷 by @snowmasssports #freshsnow #winterwonderland #repost #apresski

  • January 22

    Did you celebrate International Women’s Ski Day! It was on Saturday but I’m curious how many of you were on the mountain this weekend? DM @racysuits with photos and we will add them to our stories to celebrate you and the sport we all love! #IWSD #ski #racysuits

  • January 24

    Aspen, Colorado

    From peak to pool 🏔⛷🏊‍♀️ #apresski #racysuits #skikini #aspen #theskiweek 📷 by @peter_lobozzo

  • February 9

    Heavenly Mountain

    We can’t get enough of this #alpinebabe !!! @xocassiechaos is all over the California mountains this winter. Her smile says it all! #racysuitssquad #repost #friyay

  • February 10

    If you're watching the Winter Olympics you are probably drooling over all the female badassery. I know we are! What is your favorite sport to watch? Who should we be following?! ⠀ ⠀ //⠀ ⠀ "Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, just harness your power to your passion." – Oprah Winfrey {duh 💁‍♀️}⠀ ⠀ #badassery #femaleathleteinspiration #strongwomen #winterolympics #motivation #racysuits

  • February 13

    When I grow up, I want to be Morgan Schild. She competed Sunday in the women's freestyle moguls at the Winter Olympics! You’re a gold medal in our eyes! #repost @morganschild 📷 by @kcstoakley ⠀

  • February 14

    Say hello to the MARGO #🐆 Have you checked out the NEW prints online?? Link in bio :)⠀#racysuits #apresski #skisuit racysuits.com

  • February 16

    Aspen, Colorado

    I don’t know what’s tighter, our ski suits or our friendships? #lol #😂 #leweekend #racysuits . . . . #alpinebabes #mtnbabes #squadup #ski #skiing #skisuit #skiwear #springskiing #theskiweek #aspen #apresourway #skication #girlsdoski #girlsquad #wearetravelgirls #neonbootyisathingofbeauty #apresski

  • February 20

    {#repost} Looks like someone had a picture perfect ski day #🎿. @maddyweitz this is heaven! #skieverydamnday #apresski #skication #racysuits