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post #31 of 38
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A fellow Fila-wear sufferer! We had them (and pants) at Sugarbush/ASC in the late 90's. The pants were actually OK, but the jackets were horrible. In addition to riding up, they were big, bulky, and hot! You had to wear a "logo" piece on top, so we were able to get around this by wearing a fleece vest instead of the jacket - but that meant wearing both to the lineups in the morning.
Yup, I was at Mount Snow, it would've been the same duds. Except we didn't get trousers, I think you had to buy them. I saw those trousers everywhere, even in Australia, on people who worked at various ASC resorts (the black trousers with the grey triangle on).
There had been matching fleeces but they were all gone by 2000.
post #32 of 38
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The first year we had Karbon, the things didn't breath at all. It was like skiing in a baggy. If you sweat at all, you were soaked the rest of the day. There were other numberous problems and they all got sent back to the manufacturer at the end of the first season for replacement. The next year was Karbon again, the stuff was better.
Several Oz resorts have Karbon uniforms, (red! the trousers fade to pink very quickly). Totally un-waterproof, which is great fun in a country where it rains as much as it snows. The zip-off sleeves were handy though, you could even put them in the bum-pocket, which was tremendously figure-flattering. The brand is now on my list of things not to buy.
post #33 of 38
We had purple Nevica uniforms made of "Entrent" fabric, which must have been French for sponge. The avalanche transceivers in the cuffs were a nice touch, but might not really have been a necessity at Ski Liberty, near Gettysburg, PA, where, to the best of my knowledge we haven't lost a skier to an avalanche in many a year. There were many choruses of "we heard it through the grapevine" as we stood in lineup.
post #34 of 38
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Yup, I was at Mount Snow, it would've been the same duds. Except we didn't get trousers, I think you had to buy them. I saw those trousers everywhere, even in Australia, on people who worked at various ASC resorts (the black trousers with the grey triangle on).
There had been matching fleeces but they were all gone by 2000.
Yeah - bumped into some snowboard pros with the grey triangle pants out at Whistler that winter.
post #35 of 38

I wish I had pictures...

...but maybe I'm glad I don't. I taught at Breckenridge for 5 years in the late 70s, and this was back when we were owned by the Aspen Corp...and 1 in 4 dollars in revenue for the Corp came from Breck. Aspen was struggling at the time, so the $$$ flow was strictly uni-directional. We had these horrible blue belted jackets that made everybody look like a sack of potatoes.

It gets worse, though. Breck was then bought by 20th Century Fox. This was right after the original Star Wars, and they were rolling in money, so we figured we'd be outfitted by Spyder, given Porsches to drive to work, free condos, etc. No such luck. Some accountant in Los Angeles got us a great deal with...get this...Ski Levis. Yep, you guessed right...they were just like Levis because they soaked up water and the bibs were impossible to get into. We had a woman on ski school who was a seamstress, and we kept her busy pulling apart the bibs and tailoring them. Supposedly, this was one of the first uses of Thinsulate. Guess what we found when we got the bibs apart? That's right, no Thinsulate.

That year was one of the coldest on record. We had a period of a week or so where the high temperature was minus thirty. At the time, I was living in a trailer with a busted door and a leaky roof in Silverthorne, driving a heaterless VW bug to Peak 8 every day, and freezing my you know what off in these ridiculous uniforms. Everybody wore at least two jackets, and some of us wore three...
post #36 of 38
damn, I'll never complain about uniforms again.
post #37 of 38
One year after our SSD ordered new uniforms these purple things arrived. He insisted the color was a mistake by the company and was sorry we were stuck with them. Now I wonder!

Luckily we were supplying our own black pants.
post #38 of 38
I remember Nevica's shiny purple and green phase. I think they put those little avalanche lumps in everything, the Nevica stuff in Oz had them too.
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