Tag Archives: Stowe

On the Snow: Lululemon & Jeckies

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Lululemon What the Fluff Pullover as worn by Mt. Mansfield ski coach, Jordan Leach.  This look totally stood out from the crowd at the 73rd annual Stowe Sugar Slalom as unique, flattering and totally refreshing.  A perfect balance of pretty and tough in silhouette and details; and excellent integration of a non-snow brand.

Jordan is the founder and owner of Jeckies, a line of fashionable neck gaiters.  Meeting her explained the sparkle and shine on the necks of seemingly every girl in the race.  I am having trouble deciding which color Sparkle Jeckie to buy, so many options!  See for yourself at JeckiesOnlineStore on Etsy.

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Jean-Claude Killy Wins at Stowe, 1966

jean-claude killy france ski giant slalom stowe vermont 19661966 AP WIREPHOTO:  STOWE, VT., MARCH 19 — FLYING FRENCHMAN – Jean-Claude Killy of France leans into a high speed turn as he flashes down Mount Mansfield to win International Giant Slalom championships at Stowe, Vt., today.  Killy, gasping for air, is “stepping up” or shifting weight from right to left ski for turn towards next gate to his left.  Killy ran course of just under a mile in 1:45:67.

Ski racing runs deep in Stowe’s heritage and Mount Mansfield has a long history as host to international competitions.  I would love to see World Cup racing someday return to Stowe.

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There’s Always Snow in Stowe

0514©wyoung2011Flannel is all Macky Young needs for a super-late (May 14th!) spring run down Nosedive.  Photo:  Wally Young

mauer_alwayssnowVintage Poster:  Sascha Maurer, c.1950

From Swann Galleries:  One of the earliest appearances of the famous Stowe “S,” a logo which Maurer designed and which is still ubiquitously used in the Vermont town through the present day.

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New School, Clean Style

040271©anapolitano2011x040172©anapolitano2011x040173©anapolitano2011Thank goodness for new school sensibility in technical outerwear:  clean design, bold solid colors with simple contrast zipper accents.

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Valkyrie Day: Stowe, Vermont

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Who knew ballerinas could rip on tele skis?  Though Hattie’s stewardess was very “Coffee, Tea or Me?” – Sam took home the prize for her killer Black Swan.

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On the Snow: Stowe, Vermont

04106©ANapolitano2011Freeride telemark with Patagonia Nano Puff Pullover.

041010©anapolitano2011Colorful accessories. . . and hair.

041013©anapolitano2011He’s not afraid of pink. Monochromatic ensemble by Volcom.  Kinco work gloves.

041011©anapolitano2011Serious and technical:  Bergans of Norway jacket.

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Ski the East

04031©anapolitano2011Meathead Andy Weis about to head up Mount Mansfield’s Chin for a bluebird filming session.  Flylow jacket and pants.

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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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When Denim for Snow is a Good Idea

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Unconfirmed brand @ the US Open.

burton denim snowboard pantsBurton @ Stratton, VT.

burton snowboard denim pantsBurton @ the US Open.

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spyder ski pants denimSpyder @ the Sugar Slalom, Stowe.

vans-seven-denimVans x Seven Jeans @ Jiminy Peak, MA.

Technical ski/ snowboard pants with denim look.  Impressive tromp l’oeil distressing of Burton pants.  (As well, the best uniform BY FAR at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.)  The Vans collaboration was successful in spot-on replicating Seven jeans fit.

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