26 vintage ski resort images that will have you thirsting for the good ol’ days
Ah the good ol’ days of skiing. Bright, neon outerwear; creative facial hair; provocative advertising; backscratchers, daffies, spraffies; letting the mane fly free under bright blue skies; three-piece Raichle boots; gondolas built to resemble spacecrafts… There have been countless looks, trends, advancements and triumphs in skiing’s history, but all of them have resulted in or happened as a result of folks having fun in the snow. Here, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite vintage imagery from skiing’s past. Don’t get too nostalgic.
An Aspen Highlands ski patroller sending it over a 47-foot deck next to the patrol shack at the top of the Cloud Nine lift. Published in the Aspen Times on January 3, 1980. Photo courtesy of the Aspen Historical Society, Mary Eshbaugh Hayes Collection
The old Silver Queen gondola cresting the Ridge of Bell with the Gentleman’s Ridge run and Aspen in the background in Februa.... Continue Reading at Free Skier