Elegance on the Slopes

I really ought to post some warm photos today, as I’m sure that many of us are getting a bit weary of winter weather.  But I thought these were so beautiful that I had to share them.

Despite the extreme cold, the local ski slopes are doing very well with fresh snow every day.  The local news has been up there interviewing the skiers, none of whom resemble the woman in my photos in the least.  First of all, today’s skiers, at least the ones around here, are not wearing the latest shade of lipstick.  The sleek hood has been replaced with toboggan; the fitted jacket with a bulky parka.

I’m sure the women enjoying the slopes in 2010 are a bit warmer than our 1940s sister, but I can assure you, they don’t look half as elegant!


Posted by Enid:

You must have had a great visit with Kate. I think it’s great you were able to get around with that old travel book. No GPS!!!:):):)

Sunday, January 10th 2010 @ 5:52 PM

Posted by Mrs. Merl:

I love these pictures. I wanted to say that I go out in surplus wool pants and, long johns with sweet wool sweaters and honestly, I am happy as a bug in a rug. The new stuff (which I ski in also) isn’t that much better than the good old stuff! 🙂

Tuesday, January 12th 2010 @ 7:57 AM

Posted by Mica:

I love your vintage travel photos! Have mine stocked up somewhere. I think I’ll just have to search for them and post them, too! What an inspiration!

Friday, January 15th 2010 @ 6:03 AM

Posted by Lizzie:

Enid, when the GPS first came out, I really wanted one, but lately a lot of people have gotten in trouble by letting their GPSs overrule their common sense. I’m a confirmed map gal!

Mrs. Merl, it’s nice to know that high-tech fabrics haven’t totally taken over the sports world!

Mica, I glad you love these photos. Just a tiny bit of fashion time travel…

Friday, January 15th 2010 @ 7:52 AM

Posted by Sarah:

More fabulous photographs! This woman looks so elegant, and perfectly comfortable and warm too.

I’m interested to hear Mrs Merl’s comment about vintage vs modern skiwear. Perhaps new is not always best in terms of performance?

Monday, January 18th 2010 @ 2:22 AM

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