Popular TagsAspen Atomic Austria Bavaria BMA Bogner Burke Burton Canada Colorado FIS Alpine World Champs France Garmisch-Partenkirchen Germany Head Italy Jay Peak Julia Mancuso Kingdom Trails Lindsey Vonn Mikaela Shiffrin New Hampshire New York Norway Olympics Plaid POC Quebec Rossignol Schladming 2013 Sochi 2014 Spyder St. Moritz Stowe Stratton Sweater Switzerland Uniforms US Ski Team Utah Vermont Vintage Advertisement Vintage Photo Vintage Postcard Vintage Poster
Monthly Archives: May 2013
Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay ascend Everest. Photo: Smithsonian.com
Norgay and Hillary at camp. Photo: The Times UK
Hillary and Norgay. Love the anoraks! Photo: Stamford Advocate
Swiss luxury brand Bally is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the first Everest ascent with a new capsule collection featuring a reproduction of the Reindeer-Himalaya boots worn by Tenzing Norgay while summiting with Sir Edmund Hillary on May 29, 1953. Photo: Bally
Check the Bally website for the full collection and information about the historic expedition. Photo: Bally
February 4, 1940 press photo: Gertrude Wepsala of Vancouver, Canadian woman ski champion in training on the slopes of Mount Athabaska, in Jasper Park, for the Canadian and International championships.
February 4, 1940 press photo by Harry Rowed: Gertrude Wepsala, Canadian woman ski champ, and her trainer, prepare for taking the slides on Athabasca Mountain, in Jasper Park, where year ‘round skiing is found.
xxxxxThe “shocking pink or cerise” Tucker Sno-Cat. From Vermont Life magazine, Winter 1949-50
Tonight was registration for the Vermont 50, a mountain bike race and ultra run to benefit Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports. The 700 spots for mountain bikers sold out in 23 minutes! I am thinking about all the miles I need to ride between now and the event at end of September.
I am also thinking about Ascutney Mountain – where the race begins and ends. Needless to say, it is tremendously sad that this ski resort is no longer in operation. With original trails cut by the CCC in 1935, it was a ski area with history and character, old school trails and varied terrain — and a penchant for fun as evidenced here by the polar bear on the chair lift!
JC de Castelbajac for Rossignol as seen at ISPO, January 2012.
I enjoyed watching this broadcasting duo at the Alpine World Championships in Schladming, Austria. Each day they would come dressed in exquisite complementary ensembles of luxury outerwear. The wild snow tiger theme shown here as they interview Julia Mancuso is by Jean-Charles de Castelbajac for Rossignol – styles I had seen the winter prior at the ISPO trade show but never expected to have the good fortune to see on snow!
The first Brimfield Antique Show of the year didn’t feel particularly rich with alpine artifacts – but was great fun nonetheless. I rounded up some of the usual small finds: vintage photos, postcards, magazines.
The score of the day was a late 1930’s brochure for The New Haven Railroad Snow Trains illustrated by famed artist Sascha Maurer. (Maurer is best known for ski posters and credited with creating the Stowe “flying S” logo.) The brochure is in pristine condition with vibrant color and essentially gives me two mini posters – I am thrilled!
See you in September, Brimfield. . .
ALPINE WINNERS: In Alta, Utah – Chick Igaya (left), 28-year-old Olympic skier from Japan, and 16-year-old Jimmy Heuga of Tahoe City, Calif., beam after taking turns placing first and second in the giant slalom and slalom at the national alpine ski championships. Igaya, former Dartmouth University star, won the giant slalom, Heuga second. Heuga won the slalom, with Igaya second.