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On the Snow: Burke, Vermont

lilias ide dps skis flylow color powder snow purple seafoamLilias Ide, all-around ripper and Program Director of Kingdom Trails, on her DPS skis for a fresh snow ski day!  Love all the color of DPS and Flylow gear.

astis mittens peak performance jacket pants swedenMaryanne in her pretty Astis Sacagawea mitts and Peak Performance kit.

astis erling mitts mittens rossignol experience burke vermontMe keeping warm in my Astis Erling mittens.

sacha mcguire skhoop skirt snowboard burke vermontSacha McGuire snowboarding in her colorful and cozy Skhoop down mini skirt.  Local Northeast Kingdom retailer, Village Sport Shop carries Skhoop.

burke mountain ski patrol mallory cody chain saw husqvarnaMallory and Cody of the Burke Mountain Ski Patrol cleaning up the trails with a Husqvarna.

vintage rainbow ski sweater burke mountain j bar ski liftRetro rainbow ski sweater working the retro j-bar lift.

burke mountain ski area lift mechanic operations cabelas transalaska boot Lift mechanic Chris swears by Cabela’s Trans-Alaska III Pac boots for warmth during long shifts on the mountain.

snowboard ski vermont 802 smith goggles helmetFull-on Green Mountain State park style.

nike snowboard jacket native patternLove the zing of this unexpected color combo and a unique Nike jacket.

spyder ski race suit julia mancuso squaw valley trail mapBurke is a ski racing hill.  Lucky for me, I love all that goes along with that – including ski racing fashion.  Spyder Julia Mancuso race suit featuring trail map graphics of Squaw Valley, her home mountain.

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Native American Gloves

native american athabaskan athabascan glove leather beading flowers furxnative american athabaskan athabascan glove leather beading flowers fu These gloves are believed to be Athabascan (Athabaskan) from western Canada.

native american gloves beading beaded leather vintageThe smaller gloves are sized for a child.

I just can’t get enough of these vintage Native American gloves seen recently at antique fairs.  I have never felt anything like the buttery softness of the leather and fur and delight in the pretty beadwork.  The combination of artistry and utility produced a remarkable result.

Certainly gloves like this serve as inspiration for Astis and I am looking forward to ski days in my cozy mitts this winter.  Click to check out the new Astis models for Winter 2013/14.

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Weekend Treasures

I hit a small local antique fair over the weekend and managed to score a few solid finds.  It is a very big treasure hunting week with the final Brimfield show of 2013 starting today.

vintage photo boy bike bicycleI try to keep my collection exclusively ski or winter images but this vintage bike photo is too good to have left behind.

native american gloves beading beaded leather vintageGorgeous Native American leather gloves with beadwork.  Too pricey to buy but a happy reminder that in just a few months I will be skiing in my Astis mitts!

uvm vermont catamount vintage pennantI can’t recall ever coming across any vintage memorabilia from University of Vermont, my alma mater.  This 1950-60’s flocked pennant is a beauty with the badass Catamount mascot.

stowe-tbar-richardsonReal photo postcard of the Smuggler’s Notch T-Bar at Stowe, Vermont.  I have been looking for this specific image to add to my Richardson collection!  Photo by Harry Wendell Richardson of Newport, Vermont.

vintage ski photochrome postcard union pacific railroadI love the vibrant color of vintage Photochrome postcards.  This one was produced by the Union Pacific Railroad – such great composition.

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Support Team Icelantic: Eye of the Condor III

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Or more precisely, help support the women of Icelantic skis – The Icey Ladies.

The Eye of the Condor is a unique competition in La Parva, Chile that combines freeskiing, photography and filming.  Teams of six (filmer + photographer + four skiers) have five days to create video and photo submissions.

Team Icelantic won the film portion of the contest last year and are using Kickstarter to raise funds to defend their title in the 2013 contest next month.  You can get involved for as little as ten bucks and feel good about supporting skiing, art and a kick-ass team of women!

Here is the link to the Kickstarter project that includes the winning 2012 video:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/196841113/return-of-the-golden-condor-eotc-iii

kaylin richardson icelantic eye condor la parva chile roberta reboriSkier:  Kaylin Richardson

team icelantic ski eye condor la parva chile roberta reborixski eye condor la parva chile robert reborixkaylin richardson icelantic ski eye condor la parva chile roberta rebori sunsetSkier:  Kaylin Richardson

kaylin richardson icelantic eye condor la parva chile roberta rebori moonlightSkier:  Kaylin Richardson in her customized star pants and Astis mitts.

rebecca selig ski icelantic eye condor la parva chile roberta reboriSkier:  Rebecca Selig

viva chile eye of condor ski roberta rebori photoViva Chile!  All 2012 Photos (above):  Roberta Rebori

team icelantic winners eye condor la parva chile 2012Winners!

Good luck 2013 Team Icelantic!
Filmer:  Katy-Robin Garton
Photographer:  Ananda Van Welij
Skiers:  Annelise Loevlie, Alex Taran, Kaylin Richardson, Rebecca Selig

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Super Star: Kaylin Richardson

My favorite example of outerwear customization:  Kaylin Richardson’s star pants!  Kaylin confirmed the star came to be out of necessity, a patch to cover a hole in the knee.  It is a brilliant fix – doesn’t look like a repair, rather a stylish little detail that emphasizes her stoked style.

kaylin_canyonsskiKaylin fulfilling her duties as Ambassador of Skiing at Canyons Resort.  Photo:  Scott Markewitz

kaylinrichardson_starThe star pants in action.  Photo:  Courtesy of Kaylin Richardson

snowbird_crystalwrightThe star pants on the podium:  1st Place at the Snowbird, Utah stop of the 2012 Freeskiing World Tour.  Photo:  via skier Crystal Wright (in yellow).

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Astis Mittens at Stowe

Astis Mittens as seen at the 73rd annual Stowe Sugar Slalom.

astis mittens bogner stowe vermontAstis Bering mittens worn with Bogner.  I am totally loving this dynamic pairing of black and white mitts against the candy-bright parka.  It is just the right amount “off” to look original, personalized and cool — and each piece makes the other pop.  The Bering’s are my #1 choice for my next pair of Astis!

astis mittens poppy gall stoweDesigner Poppy Gall wears the Sacagawea mittens.  Though Native American-inspired, this pretty floral design also brings Eastern European influences to my mind.

See my Astis Erling mittens with beaded eagles (that I prefer to refer to as thunderbirds).

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Astis Mittens

12121©anapolitano12Astis Erling long-cuff mittens named after modern-day Norwegian polar explorer, Erling Kagge.

kaylinrichardson_astisKaylin Richardson and Astis on a bluebird day.  Photo:  Astis.

These mitts arrived for me today! I first saw Astis handmade mittens last winter in Deer Valley and was smitten.  After seeing them in action on Kaylin Richardson this fall in Warren Miller’s Flow State movie, there was no putting off the inevitable.

Astis mittens are inspired by Native American handicraft, specifically the leather and beadwork of the Cree Indians.  Astis is the Cree word for mitten!  All mittens are hand-stitched and beaded in the USA using the finest natural and performance materials. Though it is going to take a lot to get me out of my Hestra Ski Cross gloves, I am excited to ski with the gorgeous beading and fringe!

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