Category Archives: Art & Graphics

Ski Lodges: Mid-Century Modern

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stratton mountain inn vermont ski architectural renderingStratton 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.

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April Fools’ Day: Silly Skis

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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.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day: Brodie Mountain

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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.

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Ski My Valentine

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Wishing you lots of love and an excellent ski day!

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Snow Bunnies: Best Birthday Card Ever!

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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!

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Down East: January 1965

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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.

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Happy January 2nd!

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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!

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2015: New Year Greetings

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Vintage New Year greeting cards from Germany.  Tweet!  Tweet!

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Merry Christmas!

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I hope Santa was good to you and your Christmas day includes some ski time!

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Thanksgiving Wishes

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