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Day Lodge, Sunshine Village, Banff – Sunshine’s distinctive modern day lodge can accommodate up to 2,000 skiers. Sunshine offers some of the finest skiing in North America, from packed slopes to deep powder; a certified Canadian Ski Alliance Ski School, complete modern lodging facilities, double chairlift and T-Bars.
Stratton Mountain Inn, Stratton Mountain, Vermont – 70 Electrically Heated Bedrooms, Bunk Rooms, Recreation Room, Cocktail Lounge, Dining Room, A 3 minute walk to the ski slopes Rendering by Architectural Planning Associates of Boston, Massachusetts.
Happy April! Today being a time of pranks, tricks and hopefully a bit more humor than the average day – I want to share these playful vintage images by David C. Baker.
Though I have had these signed postcards for years, this is the first time I have researched the artist. It is wonderful to learn that Baker was from the Mt. Washington Valley and worked from his studio in Jackson – arguably the heart of New Hampshire ski country. Presumably, winters in the White Mountains – ingrained with ski culture – were the inspiration for these witty scenarios.
Green snow! Brodie Mountain Ski Area of New Ashford, Massachusetts — also known as Kelly’s Irish Alps — was so committed to an Irish heritage and theme that the resort would make green snow to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Despite top-notch snowmaking and this legendary annual tradition, Brodie closed in 2002. Please read more about this Lost Ski Area at NELSAP.
This card (plus a surprise care package) from a very sweet friend made an otherwise unremarkable birthday wonderful. . . and so ridiculously cute!
‘Snow Bunnies’ is an original work by artist Tyler Humphreys and available for purchase from his Etsy shop as a blank greeting card or print. Click here for tylersworkshop.
Thank you, Steph – this will always make me smile!
I adore this fifty-year-old cover of Down East magazine! January is always special to me – it is my birth month (today is THE day!) and very much the heart of winter yet with the palpable sense of more light for longer days.
I just can’t wait another year to post these vintage New Year greeting postcards from Russia – so here is a dose of cuteness for the second day of 2015! Believe all are by the artist, Vladimir Zarubin.
It’s not exactly a resolution – but for 2015 I do hope to get back to more regular posts here on AlpineStyle56. I will likely take a “less is more” approach with shorter image-based posts to maintain frequency.
Wishing everyone all the best for the fresh new year!