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Looks of Ski Seasons Past

Posted on | January 30, 2012 | 1 Comment

Generally, I’m a summertime and sunshine kind of girl. But I have to admit there are a few things about winter that I like. Skiing is at the top of the list. I smile, or maybe grimace, when I think about some of my ski outfits from years past. As a pre-teen in the late eighties/early nineties, I loved my neon pink Columbia jacket that reversed to electric blue.  I even had neon pink goggles to match. Then there was my shiny purple Nevica jacket with its gimmicky avalanche alarm stitched into the shoulder–just what every fourteen-year-old ski bunny needs.  In high school I rocked a very aprés look, with an iridescent blue Nils jacket identical to this one, with tight black wool stirrup pants, which I still insist were awesome and would wear today if they fit me.

Maybe someday I will post some of my many looks of ski seasons past, if I can find pictures. Until then, I give you this collage of vintage ski wear.

Clockwise from top left: ski fashions from the 1930s (from Found in Mom’s Basement), 1940s (from The Vintage Traveler), 1980s (from Sun Valley Guide),  1960s (from Poppygal), 1970s (from


One Response to “Looks of Ski Seasons Past”

  1. ann
    January 30th, 2012 @ 10:48 am

    Skiing in a pantsuit! So awesome.

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