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USA: Happy Independence Day!

vail colorado 1989 fis alpine ski world championships american flag isaThere could not be a better time to resurrect this patriotic image, long ago clipped from the newsprint of a February 1989 weekly issue of Ski Racing. Vail, Colorado hosted the 1989 FIS Alpine World Championships as the resort will again in February 2015.  Click here to follow the countdown to ski racing’s biggest event. . .

As for today. . . Happy Fourth of July!  Enjoy the holiday and as always, go USA!

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1970’s Ski Racing Color

us ski team 1976 yamaha poles nelson cochran ski racingYamaha supports the U.S. Team.  The 1976 U.S. Ski Team with Yamaha poles:  (left to right) Becky Dorsey, 19, Wenham, Mass.; Mike Dorris, 21, McCall, Idaho; Gail Blackburn, 21, Brunswick, Me.; Ron Biedermann, 23, Stowe, VT.; Cindy Nelson, 20, Lutsen, Minn.; Lindy Cochran, 22, Richmond, Vt.; Karl Anderson, 22, Greene, Me. and Greg Jones, 22, Tahoe City, Calif.  Yamaha, an official supplier to the U.S. team, has a total commitment to the team effort. 

spider sabich ski racer k2Look Mom, that’s Spider Sabich Photo:  John Terence Turner

bobby cochran ski racer vermont olin A member of the well-know skiing Cochran family of Richmond, Vt., Bobby Cochran, 24, joined the pros in 1974 after 5 years on the U.S. Ski Team.  After placing 15th at the end of his first pro season, Bobby cut loose in 1976 and tied for 3rd overall winning $16,800.  He is a member of the Olin racing team, users of the Mark V and VI high-performance racing skis.

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Skiing Royals

With all the excitement this week about the royal baby’s arrival – here are some skiing royals:

princess alexandria greece ski st moritz vintage 19391/7/1939 Press Photo:  St. Moritz, Switzerland. . . Escorted by the Marquis of Milford Haven, Princess Alexandria of Greece, Royal Coat of Arms embroidered on her ski jacket, is shown setting out for a ski jaunt at St. Moritz, where the society winter season is now in full swing.  Truly an INCREDIBLE jacket!

queen farah iran vintage ski19622/25/1962 AP Press Photo:  In skiing, there’s an unwritten rule:  Women must carry their own equipment.  Iran’s Queen Farah is no exception.  She happily carries her skis to the slope of Abe-Ail resort near Theran for an outing with her sports-loving husband, the Shah of Iran.

princess caroline monaco ski vintagePress Photo by Göksin Sipahioglu , date unknown:  Princess Caroline of Monaco

princess caroline stephanie monaco ski3/3/1977 Press Photo:  Twenty-year-old Princess Caroline and twelve-year-old Princess Stéphanie ski in the Berner Oberland, Switzerland.  I can’t get enough of Caroline’s tomboy style:  graphic sweatshirt from Tournier Sports Monaco paired with Ellesse Jet Pants!

di-charles-skiAnd of course. . . HRH Prince George of Cambridge’s grandparents, Charles and Di.

I think it is safe to assume that the newest little royal will follow in the tracks of his family and in a few years be skiing the slopes of Davos Klosters and the like.

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Stowe Backcountry: The Chin

04022©anapolitano2011x04023©anapolitano2011A hike up Mount Mansfield’s Chin puts you above treeline on top of Vermont’s highest mountain and sets you up for such classic descents as Hourglass, Profanity and Hell Brook.

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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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