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Ski Canada: Mt. Norquay, Banff

ski vintage banff canada mt mount norquay rope tow ski liftSki tow on Mt. Norquay – Banff   Photo:  Canadian Pacific

After exciting action on the new and challenging Raptor course in Beaver Creek, Colorado, women’s FIS World Cup alpine ski racing has moved north to Lake Louise, Canada.  If the weather cooperates, there will be training runs to monitor today and tomorrow.  Fingers crossed that Lindsey Vonn is able to safely return to competition and the rest of the U.S. women’s speed team regains their winning form of last winter.

The men have traded places and are now in Beaver Creek waiting for the snow to stop to train on the demanding Birds of Prey course.  Three races will be televised this weekend on NBC – such a treat in this country to have ski racing on a major network.  Tune it and enjoy!

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Lindsey Vonn: In Vogue

lindsey vonn vogue magazine august 2013 ski ski racer

Off to the Races:  Olympic Skier Lindsey Vonn.  In the August issue of Vogue magazine:  read the article by Jonathan Van Meter, see the fabulous photos by Annie Leibovitz.

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Rolex: Tamara & Lindsey

tamara mckinney ski rolexxlindsey vonn ski rolex adBefore Lindsey Vonn, Tamara McKinney was the “winningest American woman in ski racing history”.  Rolex luxury watches gives their support to the best:  Tamara then, Lindsey now.

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Schladming 2013: FIS Alpine Ski World Championships

Schladming, Austria is host to the 2013 FIS Alpine World Championships.  Located in Styria in the heart of the country, this event is being called the Ski Festival with Heart.  The ebullient mood seems to be equal parts Austrian national ski pride and regional culture.

I am arriving a few days in, after both Super G races — missing the drama of Lindsey Vonn’s season-ending crash, as well as the excitement of Ted Ligety’s gold medal in his first-ever Super G win!  So for the next couple weeks, AlpineStyle56 will feature an extra big dose of ski racing action and inspiration. . .

02071©anapolitano2013Medals will be awarded for eleven events over fourteen days.

02072©anapolitano2013Schladming, with neighboring Haus/Ennstal, hosted the Alpine World Championships once before in 1982.

02073©anapolitano2013All races will be held on two slopes with a combined finish arena.

02074©anapolitano2013The voestalpine skygate, a stunning 35 meter high steel arch, adds to the drama of the finish.

02075©anapolitano2013B netting is ready. . .

02076©anapolitano2013. . . and so is Hopsi.

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1976 Cortina Women’s World Cup Ski Races

cortina italy world cup ski races women 1976 coppa del mondoFantastic vintage graphics from the 1976 women’s World Cup races in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.  The 2013 edition of these races ran over the weekend.  Congratulations to the winners:  Lindsey Vonn, USA (Downhill) and Viktoria Rebensberg, Germany (Super G).

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U.S. Women’s Alpine Ski Team Uniforms

020470©anapolitano2012Julia Mancuso at the Kreuzeckbahn before her DH start.

020476©anapolitano2012Laurenne Ross, ready to Shred.

020477©anapolitano2012Lindsey Vonn after winning the Garmisch Downhill.

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x020572©anapolitano2012Julia Mancuso waiting for her Garmisch Super G victory.

020574©anapolitano2012Laurenne Ross adding style with a pretty neck gaiter and gloves.

It is all about the pink polka dot jackets!  The vibrant color has moxie – it is both sweet and bold; the subtle pattern is enough but not too much; the silhouette is cozy and relaxed yet flattering, perfect over speed suits.

The U.S. uniforms appear to have a broad range of garments and looks within the annual kit, and are creatively reimagined year-to-year, not bound to traditional red/ white/ blue Americana.  As a designer, I would be interested to learn about the inspiration and athlete input that determines the creative direction, as well as see how all the pieces merchandise into a cohesive uniform system.

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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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