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NCAA Skiing Championships

The 2014 NCAA Skiing Championships begin today and run through Saturday. Hosted by the University of Utah Utes, alpine events will be held at Park City Mountain Resort and nordic races at Soldier Hollow Resort.  Will the University of Colorado Buffaloes defend their 2013 championship?  Will the University of Vermont Catamounts extend their undefeated streak?

To follow, found vintage photos of a collegiate theme, from a tough-as-nails coach to winter carnival races.

willy schaeffler ski coach university denverDENVER’S DRILLMASTER  The menacing figure above, glowering in a perfectionist’s displeasure at the nation’s finest college ski team, is Willy Schaeffler, who is probably more things to more people than anyone else in the ski world.  To the racers on his University of Denver ski teams, which long ago captured dominance of intercollegiate skiing from Dartmouth, he is a driving tutor and a merciless conditioner.  From The Book of American Skiing by Ezra Bowen, 1963

pete kirby dartmouth ski team captain 1956 quebec canada1956 Press Photo:  Pete Kirby, senior from Quebec, Canada, will captain Dartmouth’s ski team which will bid for the National Collegiate championship at Winter Park this weekend.  Kirby and his Indian mates have rolled up a 4-0 record this year to lead eastern teams.  He competes in the downhill and slalom events.

peggy johnson mcgill university montreal ski race winner lake placid new york son birds12/29/1938:  Miss Peggy Johanssen, of McGill University, and of Montreal, who won both the downhill and slalom races in the 13th annual college week invitation ski tournament sponsored by the Sno Birds of Lake Placid Club.  Slalom race was held today and the downhill race yesterday at Scotts Cobble, a few miles from here.  Photo by Odie Monahan for Lake Placid Club

elizabeth durrance skidmore college winter carnival ski racer win1/9/1938 AP Photo:  OF AN OLD SKI FAMILY  Miss Elizabeth Durrance is a member of the famous skiing family.  A freshman at Skidmore College at Saratoga, N.Y. she won the women’s slalom event at the school’s winter carnival Jan. 8.  Pretty, too.

vintage photo ski jump jumper new hampshireSki jumping for New Hampshire, date unknown.

vintage photo ski jump jumper new hampshire trophy win winnerWinner!

university new hampshire ski sweater 1933 vintage University of New Hampshire sweater, 1933.

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Alta 1960: Chick Igaya & Jimmy Heuga

alta utah jimmy heuga chick igaya 1960February 1, 1960 AP Wire Photo reads:

ALPINE WINNERS:  In Alta, Utah – Chick Igaya (left), 28-year-old Olympic skier from Japan, and 16-year-old Jimmy Heuga of Tahoe City, Calif., beam after taking turns placing first and second in the giant slalom and slalom at the national alpine ski championships.  Igaya, former Dartmouth University star, won the giant slalom, Heuga second.  Heuga won the slalom, with Igaya second.

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Super Star: Kaylin Richardson

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.

kaylin_canyonsskiKaylin fulfilling her duties as Ambassador of Skiing at Canyons Resort.  Photo:  Scott Markewitz

kaylinrichardson_starThe star pants in action.  Photo:  Courtesy of Kaylin Richardson

snowbird_crystalwrightThe 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).

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Stein Eriksen, 1968

stein Eriken ski snowmass aspen 19681/2/1968 Press Photo – Olympic ski champion Stein Eriksen is director of the Snowmass-at-Aspen ski school.  Eriksen’s instruction includes a pre-slope classroom course of lectures and films to “let the beginner know that experts fall.”

After being in Deer Valley, Utah – home of Stein Eriksen Lodge – a little vintage inspiration is in order!

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Black & White at Deer Valley

01152©anapolitano2012Jean-Charles de Castelbajac for Rossignol jacket as worn by Linda Gill.

01145©anapolitano2012Heidi Voelker, Deer Valley’s Ambassador of Skiing, in positive/ negative polka dots by Marker.

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Mismatched Volcom Socks

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Support Your Local Ski Patrol

01134©anapolitano2012This is a no-brainer – support a critical service and score unique merchandise.  My most authentic ski area purchases have come from mountain top patrol shacks.

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High Visibility Kinco Gloves

01131©ANapolitano2012x01133©ANapolitano2012Utility at its brightest.  Canyons Resort, Park City, Utah.

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