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Travel: Kitzbühel for the Hahnenkamm

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Well, this isn’t what I had planned.  But due to lack of snow in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the women’s World Cup races there have been cancelled.  So with less than a week before race events commence, I find myself scrambling to track down lodging in a booked-solid Kitzbühel, Austria for what is undoubtedly the most celebrated race stop on the World Cup circuit – the Hahnenkamm!

I will miss seeing the women race but this is an exciting turn of events and am looking forward to watching the range of disciplines (super-g, slalom and of course, downhill), intense race course and fervent crowds.  Perhaps sharing these vintage hotel labels will help channel a vacant room my way!  If you have any recommendations or tips for this resort town, please do share. . .

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Chixngravy Snow Skirt

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Today, I finally became the very happy owner of a SKHOOP down skirt!   SKHOOP is based in Åre, which makes this yet another great piece of wearable snow gear from Sweden.  I will live in this skirt in cold months — more for casual wear than skiing, and it will be so nice post-ride for autumn mountain biking.  I am stoked on this new acquisition and expect it is just the first step in building a little quiver of cozy insulated skirts.

Earlier in the winter, I posted about SKHOOP and Houdini skirts.  The latest skirt discovery:  Chixngravy.  I spotted this fuchsia-skirted snowboarder zipping through a lift line at the Planai in Schladming.  Chixngravy is a trendy line of snow, street and swim wear designed by Simone Ober and based in Kitzbühel, Austria.  The snow skirt was the item that launched the brand “trying to combine fashion and function with passion and humor”.  The very cool tomboy-styled skirts with cargo pockets are offered with and without insulation, taped seams and a unique snow cuff system. I am adding Chixngravy to my Austria shopping list!

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