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Rapha 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 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.
It 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.)
Camel’s Hump, Vermont’s third highest peak, seen through a hazy sunset from the top of the Mid-Burke Express.
MJ in her Kjus Nahla Down Jacket. The trademark contrast zipper around the hood perimeter is brilliant!
Lots of POC color popping against black and the blue sky.
Skiers like classic Burton, too.
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!
My favorite example of outerwear customization: Kaylin Richardson’s star pants! Kaylin confirmed the star came to be out of necessity, a patch to cover a hole in the knee. It is a brilliant fix – doesn’t look like a repair, rather a stylish little detail that emphasizes her stoked style.
The star pants on the podium: 1st Place at the Snowbird, Utah stop of the 2012 Freeskiing World Tour. Photo: via skier Crystal Wright (in yellow).
Jay Peak hosted the fourth and final stop on the 2013 Ski The East Freeride Tour. A two-day event, I was able to watch some of the women run on Saturday (and disappointed I could not make it back for the more “extreme” finals on Sunday). This was my first visit to one of these contests and I loved it – a positive feeling to the entire production and authentic freeride style inspiration everywhere. I was impressed by the relative range of ages and abilities – as well as female participation – and credit Ski The East with creating an inclusionary environment – such a great grassroots way to grow freeride exposure. I look forward to following the tour next winter. . .
Mackenzie Young of St. Lawrence University, winner of the Magic Mountain tour stop.
Check this link for results and pics from both days of competition at Jay Peak’s Helly Hansen Extreme Competition.
Schladming 1982, Women’s Combined: Perrine Pelen (France), Erika Hess (Switzerland), Christin Cooper (USA). Photo: NZZ.ch
In 1982, Christin Cooper won an impressive three medals at the World Championships in Schladming, Austria: Silver in Slalom, Silver in Giant Slalom, Bronze in Combined.
It must have been special for Christin to return to Schladming for the 2013 World Championships, this time around as a commentator for NBC Sports. Watching the final women’s downhill practice, it appears she is a sincere and engaged mentor to the U.S. women’s team.
I had the good fortune of randomly meeting Christin on a walking path leading up out of the Schladming village. For me, this couple minute chat was a pretty big deal as she, along with Tamara McKinney, made an indelible impression on me as a young ski-racing girl in the mid-80s. I feel extremely fortunate to have had such strong and inspiring women role models at such a formative time in life. Thank you, Christin!
Yes, there were other women in this slalom race but all I’m really caring about is Mikaela Shiffrin. World Champion. At seventeen. Totally amazing (though not surprising) and completely awesome!
Another post to follow soon with due respect to the rest of the world class field. . .
These mitts arrived for me today! I first saw Astis handmade mittens last winter in Deer Valley and was smitten. After seeing them in action on Kaylin Richardson this fall in Warren Miller’s Flow State movie, there was no putting off the inevitable.
Astis mittens are inspired by Native American handicraft, specifically the leather and beadwork of the Cree Indians. Astis is the Cree word for mitten! All mittens are hand-stitched and beaded in the USA using the finest natural and performance materials. Though it is going to take a lot to get me out of my Hestra Ski Cross gloves, I am excited to ski with the gorgeous beading and fringe!
Laurenne Ross, ready to Shred.
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.
Julia Mancuso wins on the Kandahar! Anna Fenninger of Austria, second; Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein, third.