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Monthly Archives: December 2013
The women of FIS Alpine World Cup will be racing in the Swiss Alps at St. Moritz this weekend, a mix of speed and tech: Super G on Saturday, Giant Slalom on Sunday. The tony and elegant resort town sounds like a lovely place to be this holiday time of year! Pictured here in a vintage postcard, the exclusive and iconic Suvretta House hotel.
Men’s World Cup has a technical weekend at Val D’Isere, France with Giant Slalom on Saturday and Slalom on Sunday.
It’s the first snow day of the season! Kids and teachers (like my husband) are home and hopefully outside playing in the white stuff.
I realize the image quality of these found vintage photos leaves something to be desired – but I do feel they totally capture the joy of playing in the snow and zooming down a hill on skis.
For me, these images are also a reminder to keep it simple — to enjoy the immediate surroundings – however big, small, steep or gentle the slope, no matter if deep powder or a dusting, and with whatever gear available – just get out and have fun!
The new Stateside Hotel & Baselodge, open for the 2013-14 ski season, dwarfs the footprint of the original 50-year old chalet.
January 27, 1952 Press Photo: THE WINNER RELAXES – Andrea Mead Lawrence of Rutland, Vt., is shown taking things easy after posting another victory in a tuneup ski match for the Olympics. The famed woman skier removes her goggles after winning the giant slalom at Bad Gastein, Austria. She competed against the top women skiers from six nations.
Contrary to the description in the photo caption, I do not think Andrea Mead Lawrence is “taking things easy” — all I see is the look of the fiercely intense competitor. Just weeks later, she went on to win two gold medals at the Winter Games in Oslo, Norway – the first and only American to win twice in a single Olympics.
It goes without saying that Andrea’s confidence brought the gorgeous US Ski Team uniform to life with mad style (and a remarkably tiny waist). And let’s not forget the race sponsor, Pez – of candy dispenser fame – is an Austrian brand founded in Vienna.
The weather is certainly feeling like. . . winter at last! Hurrah! Looking back at some pretty, dreamy, celebratory pictures from the 2009-2010 Hermès winter ad campaign featuring model Raquel Zimmerman, photographed by Eric Valli.
I am curious and a little excited to watch the remake of the The Sound of Music tonight on NBC. Traditionalists can balk all they want but Carrie Underwood certainly has the pipes to fill Maria’s dirndl.
Sadly, this new production will not be filmed on location in and about Salzburg and the Austrian Alps as was the 1965 movie. When in Salzburg, you can’t help but stumble through sites used in the movie. I hadn’t seen the film since childhood and after watching it a couple years ago – was stunned to see how much of the movie could be found in my travel photos.
After exciting action on the new and challenging Raptor course in Beaver Creek, Colorado, women’s FIS World Cup alpine ski racing has moved north to Lake Louise, Canada. If the weather cooperates, there will be training runs to monitor today and tomorrow. Fingers crossed that Lindsey Vonn is able to safely return to competition and the rest of the U.S. women’s speed team regains their winning form of last winter.
The men have traded places and are now in Beaver Creek waiting for the snow to stop to train on the demanding Birds of Prey course. Three races will be televised this weekend on NBC – such a treat in this country to have ski racing on a major network. Tune it and enjoy!
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For me, mountain bike season is over. It was fun – a new bike, a few events and a good amount of miles – but I am ready to ski. This year I am realizing how much I value a transition in between seasons and sports. It has been really nice to have a few weeks of down time – time to put away one thing before launching into the next. As part of that housekeeping, I am finally getting around to posting a few photos from the end of the bike season.
As always, my husband, friends and I logged some very pleasant miles at Kingdom Trails. We appreciate all of the work that goes into maintaining such a large, varied and well-ridden network. Thank you KTA and landowners!
The 2013 Circumburke was my first ride around the mountain – it was a great event! At 25 miles, it was long enough to feel like an accomplishment but not too long to turn unpleasant. The biggest challenge came right at the start with the initial climb, the Victory single track was more extensive and fun than I had anticipated, then a long haul out on the “Gold Trail” before hooking back into the familiar Kingdom Trails network. Spots of rain, sleet and snow kept it interesting but totally manageable. I tried my best to look around and enjoy the new terrain and surroundings. Thank you to all who cut, raked, marked and otherwise worked on trails and to everyone else involved who made this very cool day possible!
After passing on this event in years prior because we weren’t really sure what to expect for the course, weather, conditions – I functioned this year as a scout for spouse and friends. I can now give a whole-hearted, enthusiastic recommendation of Circumburke to anyone looking for a longer but low-key (think challenge, not race) end of the season ride.
Mark Tucker rode his Salsa Mukluk, one of a small contingent of fat bikes. He also covered this event much more extensively on his engaging blog – check Single-Speed Slogging for Circumburke recap and photos.
As for Burke this winter, it remains to be seen. Lots of changes with the ski area ownership and nothing much encouraging coming from official communications nor scuttlebutt we hear. So we will wait another couple weeks until we can finally get on snow and see how it plays out. Certainly, we will hope for the best and as always. . . lots of snow!