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Women’s Olympic Downhill: It’s On!

cindy nelson ski race downhill 1976 winter olympics innsbruck austriaIn a setting of grandeur, pigtailed Cindy Nelson thrusts out over the downhill course on which she won a prized bronze medal for the U.S.  From Sports Illustrated coverage of the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria.

Up late to watch the women’s downhill live from Sochi.  Rooting for Julia Mancuso all the way!  I think my dream podium would be:  Mancuso gold, Maria Hoefl-Riesch silver, Anna Fenninger bronze.  Lindsey Vonn will be missed, of course.  Very, very sad for Tina Weirather, out with a leg injury incurred in training a few days ago – she deserves to continue her winning season.

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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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Garmisch-Partenkirchen: FIS World Cup Ski Races

vintage ski racer garmisch partenkirchen germanyVintage photo of a ski racer at Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

After hosting men’s races last week, FIS Alpine Ski World Cup action continues on the Kandahar this weekend with women’s Downhill and Super G races.  Good luck to hometown favorite, Maria Hoefl-Riesch!

See photos from the 2012 Women’s Downhill and Super G.

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FIS Alpine Ski World Championships, Schladming 2013: Women’s Downhill, Rolland Brings France Gold

02105©anapolitano2013Marion Rolland, France – 2013 Downhill World Champion

02102©anapolitano2013Sisters Elena Fanchini (left) and Nadia Fanchini (right), Italy – 2nd place

02106©anapolitano2013Maria Hoefl-Riesch, Germany – 3rd place

021011©anapolitano2013x021010©anapolitano2013Nadia Fanchini of Italy, 2nd place.  Marion Rollard of France, 1st place.  Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany, 3rd place.

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FIS Alpine Ski World Championships, Schladming 2013: Women’s Super Combined, Hoefl-Riesch Wins!

02085©anapolitano2013Maria Hoefl-Riesch, Germany – 2013 Super Combined World Champion

02086©anapolitano2013Tina Maze, Slovenia – 2nd place

02087©anapolitano2013x02088©anapolitano2013x02089©anapolitano2013Nicole Hosp, Austria – 3rd place, overjoyed!

020710©anapolitano2013Michaela Kirchgasser, Austria – 4th place

02082©anapolitano2013Kathrin Zettel, Austria – 5th place

020877©anapolitano2013Julia Mancuso, USA – 8th place

020878©anapolitano2013x020812©anapolitano2013Tina Maze of Slovenia, 2nd place.  Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany, 1st place.  Nicole Hosp of Austria, 3rd place.

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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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