Mother Karen’s began in 1973 in Salt Lake City, Utah, as a home-grown ski apparel company. Mother Karen’s created the original Powder Shirt as the perfect jacket for spring skiing. It instantly became a cult favorite in the Rocky Mountain ski scene and made its way to the ski slopes on both the East and West coasts. Over time, Mother Karen’s came to stand for something beyond skiing. Fiercely independent. Tradition breaking and tradition making. Made with mother loving care.