Look at the photos from the golden age of skiing. No helmets, often no hats for that matter, wool pants, turtle neck and a snazzy sweater. Nowadays in the age of "global warming" many of us go skiing with enough gear to make us look like we are going on a arctic expedition, I am no exception. So are all these photos we see just shot in the Spring, are people just impervious, or are basically all the shots just staged?
I for one think that things looked much more elegant in the old days, even in the 80's with the wild colors ski gear gave you a nice silhouette, trim waste, broad shoulders. Now we are all boxes....most lamented is the loss of the tight ski pants that all the ladies used to wear.
Our new gear might work better but sure looks much worse.
Edited by Richie-Rich - 4/19/11 at 8:40am