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On the Snow: Burke, Vermont

rapha arcteryx ski bike bruce rychlik burke vermontRapha on snow!  More precisely, Rapha on Bruce Rychlik on top of Burke Mountain after a morning skin up.  Was thrilled to see this coveted brand of cycling apparel and lifestyle put to use on snow.  Combined with Arc’Teryx – it was a technical and stylish knockout.

pj dewey owner racestock sports ski shred helmet slope sidePJ Dewey of Racestock Sports wears the Shred Half Brain D-Lux helmet in the very Vermont Slopeside edition.  The maple sugaring graphics are by Shawn Rice (of Magic Hat graphic design fame), the artist who created the excellent packaging for the Cochran family’s Slopeside Syrup brand.

kathy herde burton snowboard bonfire plaid bikeKathy Herde is mad about plaid!  Bonfire ensemble, head to toe, to ride her Burton snowboard one day after riding her Surly Pugsley fat bike at Winterbike.

bogner one piece ski suit red edelweiss luxuryIt was the edelweiss that lured me in – but this classic Bogner one-piece suit reminded me of the German brand’s history in the Northeast Kingdom.  In 1973, Willy and Sonya Bogner moved to Newport, Vermont to open a manufacturing facility for their family’s luxury ski apparel brand. I believe production was maintained for more than a couple decades.  Sadly, but not surprisingly, Bogner no longer maintains production in the U.S. (Check out M. Miller of Boston for luxury ski apparel proudly made in the U.S.A.)

camels hump sunset burke mountain vermont northeast kingdom ski areaCamel’s Hump, Vermont’s third highest peak, seen through a hazy sunset from the top of the Mid-Burke Express.

burke mountain vermont ski area snow report sherburne express quad base lodge Last weekend was a good one at Burke. . . I am ready for another!  Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend.

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Slope Style: Coming Soon. . .

ski colorblock style outerwear park planai schladming austriaCheery colorblocking seen in the park at Planai – Schladming, Austria.

kjus nahla down jacket ski burkeMJ in her Kjus Nahla Down Jacket.  The trademark contrast zipper around the hood perimeter is brilliant!

poc helmet goggles skida ski color burke vermontLots of POC color popping against black and the blue sky.

bogner germany jacket jet set star pants switzerland luxury ski apparelA rare sighting in the Northeast Kingdom – luxury ski wear.  Bogner jacket and Jet Set pants.

burton snowboards jacket classic anorak ski skier burke vermontSkiers like classic Burton, too.

steve mahon face mask burke terrain park manager made in usaSteve Mahon, Burke Terrain Park Manager and founder of FACE facemasks, looks good and at ease in Husqvarna protective chaps.

vintage ski suit elho freestyle neon yellow greenElho Freestyle suit, a 1980s gem in all its neon glory.

Ski season has arrived in the Northeast and Thanksgiving should be a pretty good day on the slopes!  I am looking forward to another winter of seeing what apparel and accessories people are wearing and more interestingly – the style element of how they put it together and carry it off.  New, original style photos are coming soon. . . until then, here are a few shots from last winter.  Enjoy the holiday!

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Last Look: 2013 National Team Uniforms

asksel lund svindal ski race norway uniformNORWAY:  Aksel Lund Svindal filling out his vibrant yellow speed suit and clean white and black outerwear by Phenix.

julia mancuso laurenne ross ski race usaUNITED STATES:  Julia Mancuso in black, Laurenne Ross in vivid green, uniforms by Spyder.  The green was kind of fun but I am hoping new uniforms have a more patriotic look.  I do have to give the USST and Spyder a nod for infusing inherently uptight uniforms with a sense of relaxed American mountain lifestyle.

maria hoefl riesch ski germany bogner milka pinkGERMANY:  Maria Hoefl-Riesch wears Bogner vivid pink outerwear and the snow tiger suit which is a long-standing tradition for the team.

nadia fanchini italy ski argentina race coach schladming 2013ITALY, ARGENTINA:  Bold letters in black and white clearly identify these teams in uniforms by Kappa.  Nadia Fanchini of Italy at left.  I quite like the graphic impact and utility of this strong look, especially Argentina’s stylized execution.

tina maze slovenia ski world champion schladming uniform milkaSLOVENIA:  It’s a good thing World Champion Tina Maze carries herself with such presence because this uniform by Halti is a lot to pull off.

austria ski anna fenninger michi kirchgasser milkaAUSTRIA:  Anna Fenninger in bright blue, Michaela Kirchgasser in white, outerwear by Schöffel.  The Austrian kit, like the team itself, is very strong and a contender for the best – distinctive and refined, powerful and wearable colors, complementary variety, consistent interesting themes and details, well merchandised and executed.  The back of the blue jacket is emblazoned with the claim Power Team, true enough!

ski race austria germany maria riesch puffy jacketPuffy Jackets:  Hannes Reichelt of Team Austria in black Schöffel.  Bogner male and female versions of team insulated outerwear; Maria Hoefl-Riesch again in pink.

With the Sölden FIS World Cup ski races kicking off the new season in just a few days, here is one last peek at some national team uniforms from 2013.  I am always curious to see if and how much teams change their kits year to year.  From early season training photos, I have seen a little new but much of the same from last season.  With 2014 being an Olympic year, there will be no shortage of new uniforms to be revealed!

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Alpine Icon: Barbi Henneberger

barbi henneberger germany ski racer firstbahn grindelwald switzerlandIn a Bogner jacket at the Firstbahn station in Grindelwald, Switzerland.

barbi henneberger ski racer germany bognerIn the same Bogner jacket with quilted collar turned up – weather protection and a stunning look!

barbi henneberger ski race grindelwald switzerlandConfident at a ski race in Grindelwald.

barbi henneberger willy bogner ski germanyBarbi with her boyfriend Willy Bogner, Jr.

Barbara-Maria “Barbi” Henneberger was a ski racer from West Germany and based on any photo I have ever seen, a true alpine style icon.  Highlights of her racing career include a bronze medal in slalom at the 1960 Squaw Valley Olympics; four medals at the 1962 World Winter University Games; and two wins and a second place at the 1963 U.S. Alpine Championships.  Tragically, she was killed in April 1964 by an avalanche while filming a ski movie in Switzerland for her fiancé, Willy Bogner, Jr.  While treasure hunting in Germany, I uncovered these gorgeous vintage photos of Barbi showing her at her most vital and beautiful.

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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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Window Shopping: Salzburg, Austria

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021663©anapolitano2013x021664©anapolitano2013x021660©anapolitano2013x021665©anapolitano2013x021688©anapolitano2013x021688©anapolitano2013After watching Mikaela Shiffrin win the world slalom title in Schladming, I headed to Salzburg to catch my flight home the next morning.  Salzburg is one of my favorite places, so I am always happy for an evening stroll around the altstadt to check out the lovely store windows full of alpine inspiration.

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I Heart Austria

Logo:  Steirische Tourismus GmbH

In planning my upcoming trip to the 2013 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Schladming, Austria, I came across this fantastic logo promoting the host state of Styria.  It is simple, clean and vital with a charming alpine feel that is both traditional and contemporary.  (And it makes me want to buy logo’d souvenirs!)

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SKHOOP Down Skirt

12231©anapolitano2012Though I maintain mixed feelings about sport skirts in general, I have nothing but love for SKHOOP down skirts!  (And this Bogner jacket with Western styling.)

Cool to see SKHOOP available locally at Village Sport Shop in Lyndonville, Vermont – this shop does a standout job with women’s gear.

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Women’s World Cup Downhill: Garmisch-Partenkirchen

020491©anapolitano2012Margot Bailet of France in uniform by Colmar.

020493©anapolitano2012Kelly Vanderbeek of Canada wears POC sunglasses and polka dots by Spyder.

020490©anapolitano2012Veronique Hronek of Germany in native Bogner.

020494©anapolitano2012Verena Stuffer of Italy wears Kappa for F.I.S.I.

020495©anapolitano2012Nadja Kamer of Switzerland took 2nd place wearing Descente.

020496©anapolitano2012Lindsey Vonn scored her 50th World Cup win – congratulations!

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ISPO 2012: Munich, Germany

ISPO (International Sporting Goods Trade Show) in Munich, Germany is considered the leading industry event for ski, outdoor and action sports.  Here is a little overview of apparel for winter 2012/13.

bogner ski heritage collection

xbogner ski heritage wool jacketBogner celebrates 80 years with the Heritage Collection.

jc castelbajac rossignol ski clemence tigerJean Charles de Castelbajac for Rossignol – always exciting!

luis trenker alpine heritage clothingLuis Trenker – luxury alpine heritage.

ski jacket st moritz switzerland

xbelfe postcard ski apparel gondolaPost Card by Belfe for “Italian style at high altitudes”.

maria hoefl riesch head skis ispoReigning World Cup Overall Champion, Maria Hoefl-Riesch, with her signature Head ski line.

eider down skirt purpleDown skirt at Eider.

alprausch switzerland scarf scarvesAlprausch scarves with traditional Swiss motifs.  Can’t wait to visit the Alprausch flagship shop in Zurich!

jansport starts stripes americana backpackJansport external frame backpack in heritage American stars and stripes.

armada ski jacket cr johnsonArmada Solo freeride ski jackets in Bleach colorway and CR Johnson edition.

perfect moment freeride ski clothing chamonixPerfect Moment from Chamonix, France.  Young, bold freeride clothing – my favorite of the show!

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