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I am currently in a flannel phase. But who isn’t, really? Either because of, or as a fortunate coincidence, there has not been a better selection of flannel shirts readily available since the 1990s grunge wave. From affordable choices at trend-driven fashion retailers such as Uniqlo and American Eagle to premium offerings from heritage outfitters such as Filson and Penfield, there are many fine options in the mid-range from outdoor sport brands.
Bored with tech-y styling and challenged to find lightweight mid-layers, I am on a mission to find options — the flannel shirt could be a solution. Certainly, this dressing approach is nothing new to much of the snow-sliding population, but for many it falls way outside the realm of acceptable performance layering. For me, I will chance the “no cotton” rule in appropriate conditions!
My personal favorite by far is Patagonia’s Fjord Flannel. High quality, not too heavy, not too light, crazy soft, nicely tailored for wearing hem-out and enough sizes available to fit just right. Women’s Fjord Flannel shown here, check Patagonia for the Men’s Fjord Flannel.
Stio’s Junction Flannel Shirt for men comes in rich plaids; the women’s Willow Flannel Shirt collection presents a clean, happy look with white running through all colorways.
Dakine offers a performance flannel shirt of polyester with a brushed cotton-hand feel – truly more appropriate for snowsport layering than cotton. Cypress blue check for women, Oakridge traditional buffalo plaid for men.
Flannel transitions to an outer layer in spring. Macky Young extending the season with a May 2011 run down Stowe’s Nosedive. Photo: Wally Young
Ski Vermont: Opening Day
Killington, as usual, was the first Vermont ski area to open for the season and has been operating for several weeks. Mount Snow, Okemo and Bromley followed, skiing last weekend. This weekend brings a big wave of openings with Stowe, Smuggler’s Notch, Jay Peak, Sugarbush and Stratton kicking off their 2013-14 seasons on what is usually Thanksgiving weekend. Soon lifts will be running at Burke, Magic, Pico, Middlebury, Mad River Glen, Bolton Valley, Cochran’s, Suicide Six and Northeast Slopes.
Bromley: Winter thrills – snow time is here. For this the skiers have waited all year.
Stratton’s Famous North American Trail, photo by Hubert Schriebl
One of Okemo’s many families, who ski from their Chalets directly to the slope, decide on the day’s first run. Photography by Duncan A. Campbell
Last season 2.5 million Riders rode on 6 double Chair Lifts to the top of 3600 ft. Mt. Snow. The 16 trails to the Base of Mt. Snow are suitable for all types of skiers. Sauna, Swimming Pool, Heated Sun Terrace, and artificial indoor Ice Skating make Mt. Snow vacations a year around must.
Killington’s Ski School is staffed with U.S.E.A.S.A. certified instructors teaching the American Technique to skiers from beginners to experts. Photography – Bob Perry
Sugarbush Valley: View from Top of Gondola Lift Overlooking Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks.
Stowe: Ski Capital of the East, Alpine Lift and Spruce Peak Ski Area
Smuggler’s Notch: Madonna Ski Area, Skier in action as the shadows fall. Photo by Bob Paterson
Jay Peak Ski Area: Site of one of the world’s finest aerial tramways. View from the Skyhaus towards New York State. Elevation 3861 feet. Photo: Tom Emrich
Posted in Ski, Ski Areas, Snowboard, Vintage Style Tagged Bromley, Jay Peak, Killington, Mount Snow, Okemo, Smuggler's Notch, Stowe, Stratton, Sugarbush, Vermont, Vintage Postcard 2 Comments
Ascutney: Vermont 50
Today my husband and I are headed to Ascutney, Vermont for the 20th annual Vermont 50 Mountain Bike Race or Ultra-Run. So happy that the weather is looking really nice for a really long bike ride!
I found this vintage patch for the Little Ascutney Snowmobile Club at a flea market a few months ago. The patch is large (6”), features a flocked fisher cat mascot and shows wear of riding many miles stitched to a snowmobile suit – it’s fantastic!
Like the VAST trails snowmobilers travel in winter, the fifty-mile course of the VT50 is made possible only with generous access to private land. Thank you, landowners!
Posted in Art & Graphics, Bike, Other Mountain Sports, Ski Areas, Snow Machines, Treasure Hunting Tagged Ascutney, VAST, Vermont, VT50 Leave a comment
Lifestyle: Slopeside Lunch
Somewhere in the west coast enjoying lunch with Arden milk. Check the travel posters on the building – excited to recognize the Austria image by Paul Aigner as found at Brimfield!
Déjeuner su la neige au Plan Praz. Chamonix, France.
Refueling and relaxing al fresco in the Alps.
Outside the Stone Hut on Mount Mansfield, Stowe, Vermont. Cheers!
Posted in Lifestyle, Ski, Vintage Style Tagged Chamonix, France, Stowe, Vermont, Vintage Photo, Vintage Poster Leave a comment
I hit a small local antique fair over the weekend and managed to score a few solid finds. It is a very big treasure hunting week with the final Brimfield show of 2013 starting today.
I try to keep my collection exclusively ski or winter images but this vintage bike photo is too good to have left behind.
Gorgeous Native American leather gloves with beadwork. Too pricey to buy but a happy reminder that in just a few months I will be skiing in my Astis mitts!
I can’t recall ever coming across any vintage memorabilia from University of Vermont, my alma mater. This 1950-60’s flocked pennant is a beauty with the badass Catamount mascot.
Real photo postcard of the Smuggler’s Notch T-Bar at Stowe, Vermont. I have been looking for this specific image to add to my Richardson collection! Photo by Harry Wendell Richardson of Newport, Vermont.
I love the vibrant color of vintage Photochrome postcards. This one was produced by the Union Pacific Railroad – such great composition.
Posted in Accessories, Art & Graphics, Bike, Ski Areas, Treasure Hunting Tagged Astis, Stowe, UVM, Vermont Leave a comment
D2R2: Deerfield Dirt Road Randonnée
Apparently, I needed a little break from blogging and spent the extra time the past couple weeks riding my bike. So this post is a week late but I still wanted to share a few photos from the excellent Deerfield Dirt Road Randonnée.
The D2R2 is a fundraiser for the Franklin Land Trust of western Massachusetts and has become known as a favorite New England cycling event. My husband and I rode the 115k loop and were not disappointed – a spectacular rural route running from Deerfield into southern Vermont with gorgeous vistas, wicked climbs, amazing event staff and the best weather imaginable.
So many fantastic vintage cycling jerseys! I was more focused on riding than collecting photos but was fully engaged by the variety of kits — from the newest Rapha to classic Ibex wool to retro jerseys dusted off for this event.
Mostly cyclocross bikes, some road bikes and a few of us on big fat mountain bikes.
With four segments, tons of turns and landmarks – our simple DIY cue sheet holders worked like a charm. Thank you Shredly – my MTB shorts and YOGACHAM liners were super comfortable for the entire 72 miles – a much longer test than a typical mountain bike ride!
Lunch by the covered bridge over the Green River in Guilford, Vermont. It was so hard to leave this setting and get back on the road!
You Got This! Great encouragement to have rolling with you – very needed for the Pennel Hill and Patten Road climbs! Check out the colorful style of Boston-made Geekhouse CX bikes.
Salt on watermelon was new to me but hit the spot! Such nice rest stops and support, many thanks.
Team Awesome says: Ride Bikes. Have Fun. Stay Awesome. D2R2 was awesome!
Posted in Bike, Style Tagged D2R2, Geekhouse, Massachusetts, Mountain Bike, Shredly, Team Awesome, Vermont Leave a comment
Village Sport Shop: Shredly in the Kingdom
Carrie Tomczyk, Village Sport Shop owner, still comfortable in her Shredly KC shorts at a post-ride dinner.
Christine Bengtson in Shredly Nikoli shorts being a pretty rad mom – riding a backup bike so her daughter could pedal her new Santa Cruz Tallboy!
Shredly adding a punch of color to the racks at Village Sport Shop.
Just a little bit of the women’s gear available at Village Sport Shop.
I had a couple of great Shredly sightings this past weekend while riding Kingdom Trails. Thanks to Village Sport Shop’s dedication to women’s product, the Lyndonville, Vermont specialty retailer is one of the first on the East coast to carry Shredly women’s mountain bike apparel.
Posted in Bike, Shopping, Style Tagged Burke, Kingdom Trails, Mountain Bike, MTB, Shredly, Vermont, Village Sport Shop Leave a comment
MTB: Kingdom Trails
Burke Mountain in all its summertime glory from Heaven’s Bench off Darling Hill Road.
The girls welcoming riders to the Darling Hill trails after the climb up from the village.
View of the mountain from route 114 via White School.
Definitely worth that pesky paved hill climb for one of the quietest and prettiest loops in the network.
Warren’s Way race hill, green not white.
Dirty window; fantastic sticker! Anyone know where to buy these?
I could easily take a picture of something gorgeous or otherwise charming every other minute while mountain biking Kingdom Trails in East Burke, Vermont. But the trails flow so nicely – it’s too hard to stop! I managed to sneak in a few shots from an absolutely perfect summer weekend. As always, Kingdom Trails gets my highest recommendation as a stellar riding destination and experience!
Posted in Art & Graphics, Bike, Ski Areas, Travel Tagged BMA, Burke, Kingdom Trails, Mountain Bike, MTB, Vermont 2 Comments
How the Racers Ski: Burke Mountain Academy
10/31/1976 Press Photo: Viki Fleckenstein, of Burke Mountain, VT., Winner of National Combined Alpine Championship, is one of America’s best racers.
An excellent thrift find — 1972 first edition of the seminal ski bible How the Racers Ski by Burke Mountain Academy founder, Warren Witherell.
I am headed to East Burke, Vermont this weekend to ride Kingdom Trails. Here are a couple vintage nuggets from the home of Burke Mountain Academy.
Posted in Ski, Ski Areas, Ski Racing, Vintage Ski Racing, Vintage Style Tagged BMA, Burke, Rossignol, US Ski Team, Vermont, Vintage Photo, Warren Witherell Leave a comment
Drive Like A Girl: Women, Cars, Skis
Posted in Lifestyle, Ski, Snow Machines, Vintage Style Tagged Chevrolet, Massachusetts, Plymouth, Vermont, Vintage Photo Leave a comment