By Tanya Taylor
Looking for the perfect outfit for your winter vacation?
Skiwear is one of the big perks of ski season, so it’s time to take inventory of your winter sport gear. Who doesn’t like the charm of mountain villages, warm jacuzzis, and aprés ski and all of this can be done in style.
Here’s a sneak peek into just a few of the impressive fashion trends that will be highlighting Park City’s 2016/2017 season:
Cole Sport’s Kathy Burke says, “Buyers travel the world looking for the unique, ‘got-to-have-it’ ski clothing and accessories that have become part of their signature outdoor clothing oﬀering — calling it true Mountain Style.” This year mountain style continues the color-blocking trend, such as the “new grey” (called Depth) with a sweet, bright pink nicknamed “Bryte.” Jacket and pants pairings involve color blocking on a large scale, pairing bright tones with more subtle hues. Padded jackets and two- toned leggings bring you the winning winter vogue look.
With their street to slopes style, Bogner has redefined luxury ski wear. Gleaming fabric, sleek design, intricate detailing and shiny hardware are the hallmarks of the Bogner line. Bambi Wilson, of Jans, says, “When it comes to playing in the mountains, what you wear is an important decision, but the goal we have is always the same — performance, comfort, and style.” Vibrant colors, top- notch quality and the perfect fit make Bogner the go-to choice for exploring the great outdoors in all weather conditions.
Jacque Cote, of Bjorn Stova Boutique, says, “We take pride in bringing our customers the highest-quality skiwear and accessories from across the globe to help complement the world- class experiences our guests love.” With that world-class experience and style in mind, Frauenschuh delivers some of the best products for sporty ski jackets and cashmere sweaters, straight from Austria. Another great Swiss brand is KJUS, started by Olympic champion Lasse Kjus. Pronounced “shoos” and rhyming with “juice” KJUS has made their mark on the ski industry through extraordinary design, outstanding quality, and maximum performance. With their mountain wear line-up, style and performance never takes a back seat to their trademark innovation that gives you the warmth and protection you need on the mountain. KJUS makes some of the best-performing apparel on the mountain with the looks to back it up. Ludwig-Reiter, from Vienna, oﬀers superior quality boots and casual winter shoes, ladies’ handbags, and leather accessories.
Of course, if you’re a fashionista and all about making a statement, stop in at Bahnhof Sport to check out SKEA “designed for women who ski, by women who ski”; born and based in Colorado SKEA has carved out a niche in women’s ski wear like no other company could. With a focus on creating stylish ski-wear that functions flawlessly on and oﬀ the slopes, SKEA is keeping pace with the latest fashion trends that include the eye-catching iridescent collection. You don’t want to miss the newest line on the slopes, LAMB from Burton, a collaboration with Gwen Stefani. If you want unique, envelope-pushing styles, look for winter fashions by Kari Traa, which lets you “live life in full color.” Other notable brands to watch for: Ibex, Prana, Carve, Salomon, Smith, Patagonia, Icebreaker, Marmot, Mountain Hardware, and Smartwool.
The buyers at Cole Sport, Bahnhof Sport, Jans, and Bjorn Stova Boutique travel the world to bring Park City the latest in ski fashion and function for their unmatched ski apparel selection. Our ski shops also have some of the most in-depth custom ski boot-fitting departments in the world. They have the knowledge and technology to custom fit anyone from World Cup athletes to recreational skiers and riders. Your comfort is guaranteed.
So, if you want to embrace the latest ski and winter fashions, on or oﬀ the slopes, from stylish jackets and chic thermals to cozy jumpers and ultra-warm boots, retailers in Park City have what you want!