This week the U.S. freeskiing team unveiled their new uniforms for the upcoming Olympics in South Korea with a large press event in New York City. It was attended by Maddie Bowman and Devin Logan, along with Aaron Blunck. The North Face was again tasked with creating the kits for Team USA and the company worked closely with the athletes for the new look. Based on feedback from the Sochi games they wanted more muted color palette, which is reflected in the design along with other customization options.
The Sochi Olympics saw high temperatures during the finals and more could be expected with this edition of the games. So beyond the standard jackets and pants, the kits also includes vests, hoodies, overalls, t-shirts and more. The lettering is inspired by the NASA program. One could make the case that both astronauts and freeskiers are "space explorers" in their own right.
I have to say I'm digging Team USA's style and nothing can be as bad as Burton's fake denim or Team Germany's god awful creations.
We were glad to see the denim trend die. USA Today photo.
Bogner came up with these beauties for Team Germany. USA Today photo.
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Ever take a look through the classifieds, and think “who would buy this sh**?” Well, here's another one of those items, except we secretly think it’s actually pretty cool. For a cool $6000 CAD (today that’s merely $4550 USD), you can get yourself your very own stretch limo snowcat. According to the Vancouver Craigslist post, it’s a custom-fabbed SV 250 Bombardier snow cat combined with 1989 Cadillac stretch limo. Talk about showing up at the hill in style.
MTN. TOWN, USA — Several plucky, warm-and-fuzzy mascots were unceremoniously fired Monday morning after failing a newly mandated drug test introduced by their home ski area. Epic Resorts announced the terminations in a press release shortly after they were made, saying that the mascots' test results "were extreme." RELATED: Skiers Still Waiting In Summit County Lift Line "Although Chippy the Chipmunk, Epic the Eagle, Barkley the Bear and Marley the Moose were a part of the Epic Resorts