Ski My Valentine

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Wishing you lots of love and an excellent ski day!

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FIS World Cup: Wengen

Okay, enough bunnies and cute stuff! It’s time to get serious – a weekend of men’s World Cup ski racing at Wengen, Switzerland is upon us. Friday kicks it all off with the Combined followed by Slalom Saturday and the classic Lauberhorn downhill on Sunday. Reposting a favorite vintage photo to celebrate the venerable tour stop.

wengen switzerland lauberhorn downhill ski race 1975 toni sailer1/15/1975 Press photo:  The two coaches of the two most successful alpine ski-teams of the season:  Toni Sailer (left), the Austrian-teamboss, and Adolf Ogi (right), coach of the Swiss team.  They here are waiting for the arrivals of their proteges from the Lauberhorn downhill race.  Ogi will be charmed: 1rst and 2nd place for him; Toni Sailer can count the 3rd up to the 8th place.

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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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Cover Girl: Gretchen Fraser

snow magazine gretchen fraser sun valley ski 2014Glorious Gretchen Fraser, America’s first Olympic medalist in alpine skiing, basking in the sun at her beloved Sun Valley c. 1948.  Photographer unknown.

It’s here!  I have eagerly been waiting for the new edition of SNOW magazine and it arrived today – perfect timing for a fun weekend read of fashion and ski stoke.  Check it out!

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Ski Art: Vintage Travel Brochures

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