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Dressing up while skiing

post #1 of 20
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Hey guys, every year our school hits the slopes 4 days out of the month. I recently conjured up the idea to have the Senior class dress up in costume as a little fun. Now I was wondering if there were any problems with doing this that any of you know of. I'm trying to think of safety problems mostly. THe only thing that worries me is someone losing visibility because they wore a mask or something. 
post #2 of 20
I've skiied in a tux.
It was a lot easier than I expected, the only thing to look out for is the clothing freezing to chair lifts, etc.
Make sure you wear layers underneath!
post #3 of 20
I skied in a bunny outfit during Easter....hard to see though.
post #4 of 20
Patmoore had the best gig I've ever seen photos of for skiing in disguise:
post #5 of 20
 I end up skiing in costume a few times each year.  Is your school a college?  Because it usually involves quite a bit of daytime drinking!  

A couple things I have learned from years of skiing drunk with costumes on:

Make sure all your accessories are attached well!  You don't want pieces flying off your costume the first time you pick up some speed!

Think wind resistance! Large things sticking off of you at odd angles will create drag.  The bigger they are and the faster you are skiing, the more you will feel it... 

Consider whether you want to use poles or not!  If your costume somehow involves your hands you may not be able to carry one or both of your poles.  Are you cool with that?

Be funny, Be original, and most of all Be Recognizable!  There's nothing worse than spending all day trying to explain what you're supposed to be!







And Just Remember...






post #6 of 20
Jay, I didn't know you had a pair of AAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRmadas..
post #7 of 20
Superhero costumes work well. The cape looks cool flapping behind you, as long as it's attached well (see post above from JayPowHound about bits flying off).

Brit students do it all the time. Any trip to a major French resort usually involves skiing around groups of students in costume.
post #8 of 20
I encountered him at Winter Park one day. On the back of the picture I wrote "12/24/74". There must have been a sleigh full of toys out in the parking lot somewhere.

post #9 of 20
Dress up skiing is a big feature of spring time (and other time) races. Here's a link to Derby Day at Loveland: http://lovelandracing.com/Gallery/album01 (there are 7 pages of photos). Most practical, given that it was a SL was the hockey outfit (Ben had knocked his teeth out earlier in training, so it was a natural). The banana suit was good as was SpongeBob.

Have fun!
post #10 of 20

This halloween at loveland.  Jibbing in a rabbit costume was fun for a day.
post #11 of 20
Your riding partner gives new meaning to 'knuckle dragger'.  or 'monkey on a lunch tray'  

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Originally Posted by Cphillips View Post


This halloween at loveland.  Jibbing in a rabbit costume was fun for a day.
 

(meant in good fun, its the rider, not the ride)
post #12 of 20
Dressing up is great, but wearing a mask or something isn't really a good idea. There are plenty of things you can do that don't require a mask. An occasional part of my job at the mountain is dressing up as Snowball, the snow tiger. This is a full mascot costume, with the big head and everything. The problems I have in it are extremely limited vision (no peripheral, and limited depth looking thru the mesh), not being able to turn my head without turning my shoulders, and the fact that if I go too fast, the head starts to lift off. Really, it takes most of the fun out of the skiing. So make sure whatever you wear doesn't detract from your experience.

Of course, the obligatory picture...

post #13 of 20
 last time I skied in costume I did it as shane McConkey and my accessory was a pixie girl.




the thing that sucks about dressing up as shane is so many people even those that ski didnt know who I was!!!
post #14 of 20
 I have always wanted to be Darth Vadar on a snowboard for Gaper Fools day.  I love Benny as Santa Claus every Christmas.  It's funny to see Santa hucking air.
post #15 of 20
NO SNOWMEN?!?  Could be such a good costume, yet cumbersome.
i would just paint myself dark brown and go as a black guy.  i'm in no way racist or anything, i just have NEVER seen an african american on the slopes.  Maybe i'll do Bob Marley this year since that's right up my alley. I saw some Indo's on the slopes in Vail last winter though.  That was pretty funny, and for absolutely no reason at all.  I just couldn't stop laughing. 
post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by guroo270 View Post

NO SNOWMEN?!?  Could be such a good costume, yet cumbersome.
i would just paint myself dark brown and go as a black guy.  i'm in no way racist or anything, i just have NEVER seen an african american on the slopes.  Maybe i'll do Bob Marley this year since that's right up my alley. I saw some Indo's on the slopes in Vail last winter though.  That was pretty funny, and for absolutely no reason at all.  I just couldn't stop laughing. 

you got to get out more 
post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by Wear The Fox Hat View Post

I've skiied in a tux.
It was a lot easier than I expected,


Maybe for you. Try it on New Years Day when conditions are a bit wet ....



Or while waiting for Santa



Or while looking for Easter Eggs



Part of why we are known as the Aqua-Sno Ski Club .....

 
 
post #18 of 20
We usually do a coat and tie night on our league team.

BE WARNED.  Wear a old blazer.  A navy blue wool blend I wore to race in now has distinctive gate burns on the pockets!

Wear your ice fishing pants.  They look like grey dress slacks but keep ya warm!

A grey V neck sweater and a scarf complete the ensemble.
post #19 of 20
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you got to get out more 

I have a few African American friends.  I've asked them about this.  In regards to flying, swimming in the ocean, and skiing the consensus from them basically is this.
"Man!  We have a hard enough time surviving here on land.  We leave that stuff for you white guys.  We know what it's like to be scared to death, we don't have to go out and spend hundreds of dollars to get that "rush" ".  
actually, it was the same with camping.  "only white people would go buy a bunch of stuff to go out in the woods and act like you have nothing." 
post #20 of 20
What I wear on the last day:


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