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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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On the Snow: Jay Peak, Vermont

jay peak vermont ski freestyle terrain park Bold color in the Jay Peak 180 mini park.

raised jay peak from vermont helmet oakleyRaised Jay grom waiting for the tram.

jay peak vermont snowboard instructors snow school burton uniform ringlet parkSnowboard instructors in fresh uniforms.

jay peak vermont snowboard instructors snow school burton uniform ringlet parkNice sleeve placement of Burton Riglet Park logo.

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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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Anon Optics: Realm Goggles

03169©anapolitano2013It’s all in the details with these Anon Optics Realm goggles in the “Twin Peaks” color way:  suede-wrapped frame with laser engraved art.

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US Open Exits Vermont for Colorado

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Scanned Photo:  Transworld Snowboarding, 1997

The Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships kicked off today in Vail, Colorado.  After 30 years, the Open has left its Vermont roots, trading Stratton for the larger venue of Vail.  I suppose it represents progress for the sport, but am sad to see the event leave the state where it was born and cultivated.

Needless to say, Vermont is steeped in snowboard heritage and has produced more than its fair share of world-class riders.  In honor of the state’s role in snowboard history and culture, here is my favorite image of my favorite Vermont rider, Betsy Shaw:  many time US Open competitor, World Champion, Olympian, all-around hero.

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On the Snow: Stratton

032720©anapolitano2011Classic plaid.  Patagonia designed by Maria Preteur-Huang.

032540©anapolitano2011Full Burton ensemble.  Execution of distressed denim print for technical outerwear pants is remarkable, more to follow.

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When Denim for Snow is a Good Idea

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Unconfirmed brand @ the US Open.

burton denim snowboard pantsBurton @ Stratton, VT.

burton snowboard denim pantsBurton @ the US Open.

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spyder ski pants denimSpyder @ the Sugar Slalom, Stowe.

vans-seven-denimVans x Seven Jeans @ Jiminy Peak, MA.

Technical ski/ snowboard pants with denim look.  Impressive tromp l’oeil distressing of Burton pants.  (As well, the best uniform BY FAR at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.)  The Vans collaboration was successful in spot-on replicating Seven jeans fit.

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US Open Snowboarding Championships

031272©anapolitano2011Gretchen Bleiler took 3rd in Women’s Halfpipe with style wearing pieces from her signature Oakley GB Collection.

031274©anapolitano2011Burton did a pretty fantastic job with the tie-dye event jackets.  Tricia Byrnes does a fantastic job at everything she does, which is a lot, including winning this shindig when she was 17!  (I’m coveting her stack of old-school lift tickets from Mt. Baker.)

031273©anapolitano2011Soko Yamaoka of Japan finished 4th in winning pants.

031277©anapolitano2011Hannah Teter happy with 2nd place.

031275©anapolitano2011x031276©anapolitano2011Burton’s JG, always the innovator, with his latest board design.  Nug:  Cultivated by JG and Friends

031281©anapolitano2011x031287©anapolitano2011x031280©anapolitano2011x031282©anapolitano2011Love this super-clean anorak.

031283©anapolitano2011x031284©anapolitano2011x031289©anapolitano2011Nike Snowboarding vest-over-jacket combo.  Starting to see more vests as outerwear. . .

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