Guest Blog: That Neon Booty Tho . . .

Racysuits jumped on board with Ski Week Aspen this year joining 450+ international skiers for what is, in our opinion, the best mountain top après-ski festival in the world.  As we all know, a new relationship is very exciting. There’s an electric energy that keeps you up all night and has you smiling all day. Yep, The Ski Week and Racysuits are in the honeymoon phase of a magical new partnership. What started as a light flirtation now feels like a life long bond. Soul mates?

Photography by: James Thompson

Photography by: James Thompson

Racysuits founder, Marina Barnes, showed up with a suitcase packed with custom ski suits and one item on her agenda - get some kick ass people in her awesome new line of après ski suits. Running a free rental program out of her cabin from 6am - 9am each morning accomplished this goal. Suits were picked up each morning before slopeside yoga and dropped off each evening after each après-ski party. Maybe the occasional suit was slept in and then returned the following morning. We applaud those people.

Photography by: James Thompson

Photography by: James Thompson

Career highlights come in many forms. Upgrading to the corner office? Having your name engraved on the door? Marina’s dream is working amongst adventure enthusiasts, cloaking them in neon spandex and watching them from the chair lift as they blaze downhill. The Ski Weekers of Aspen Ski Week 2016 have helped in this dream by making Racysuits history. Never before have that many Racysuits graced a mountain at one time!

Photography by: James Thompson

Photography by: James Thompson

Based on the custom ski suits worn by her grandfather in the 1980s, Marina has made it her mission to bring this style back to the snow. A special thanks to everyone who joined the #RacysuitsSquad this season and the epicness you brought to our brand.

Photography by: James Thompson

Photography by: James Thompson

We would like to formally thank you for being awesome and offer all Ski Weekers a special discount rate on our new collection! Click here to unlock the secret Ski Week discount code :)

Until next year,

Team Racysuits

Photography by: James Thompson

Photography by: James Thompson

Exploring Japan - Ep3, Japow The Experience

We set the compass for Japan in search of a deep powder, deep culture experience. What we found was snowfall like we've never seen before, a whole other world rich culture, and a journey unlike any before it. Everything you've ever heard about skiing Japan is true, all of it. 
Introducing: Japow, The Experience.

Filmed by: Sep Morrison [http://seppmorrison.com]

Obertauern 2016: Final Days & Departing Thoughts

We hit the slopes one last time on the final day and skied until our legs were made of jello. After a quick rest, it was time to prepare for the last events of the week. Everyone slipped into their dirndls, lederhosen, snow gear and snowshoes in order to head up the mountain for the closing party. It turned out to be quite the adventure as a blanket of thick clouds descended upon us. While the fog may have made the hike slightly more challenging, it made the beer at the end of it that much tastier.

On a personal note, I hope you’ve enjoyed these blogs: a medley of sorts of moments remembered, pieced back together, enjoyed and probably embellished. Some may call it gloating, but I’ll be honest with myself and call it like I see it. That is, being swept up in everything and everyone that make each and every day on The Ski Week so amazing. There were few fleeting moments to slow down and so it has been great looking back with the 20/20 lens of hindsight and remember the fun times, failed attempts and experiences I never thought would come in my wildest dreams.

Lastly, to all the legends that joined me this week - cheers boys and girls, cheers!

My writing has definitely not listed all of the events that went down throughout the week, so be sure to check out the Facebook album full of little gems of visual delectability - courtesy of our incredible photographer, Max Lander! (Instagram: @maxtagramz)

Also, keep an eye out for what is sure to be an insane aftermovie by the extraordinary Sam Evans (Instagram: @samevanslife). I can say with full confidence that this flick is going to melt some faces, blow some minds, and maybe even ruin a few lives. We can only hope.

And to everyone who didn’t do The Ski Week this year. We’ll see you next season, right? Right.

 

 

Obertauern 2016: Day 5

I gotta say friends, if the journey is the reward then we’re looking at one hell of a good time. Day 5 brought more sunshine, more stoke and more shred. Despite the fact that the snow was hardpack at this point, looking around at the gleaming, majestic alps, my heart skipped a few beats. It’s in these moments of splendor that the saying rings truer than ever -  

If you’re lucky enough to go on The Ski Week. You are lucky enough

Today was the day of the legendary ‘Parade of Nations’. We pridefully attached our flags to our poles and zoomed down the hill bringing with us a wave of vibrant colours. I can only imagine how beautiful the scene must have been if you were seeing it from afar.

Now, I thought I’d give you a few pro-tips/lessons learned for your week in Obertauern:

1. Skiers - If you’re cool with riding with a backpack, bring an extra pair of shoes for the apres. Nothing fancy, but a solid pair that you can whip out and cut a rug in for a few hours. Trust me, you and your ease of mobility will be envied by others who awkwardly giggle in their ski boots.

2. Water and vitamins are your best friends. Living in close quarters with others, exercising, probably not hydrating enough and consuming alcohol will leave your immune system to the mercy of various bugs and viruses. Stay healthy my friends! Missing out on The Ski Week sucks, but missing out when you’re literally there is far worse.

 

 

Obertauern 2016: Day 4

Then just when it felt as though things couldn’t get any better, the skies cleared and bright sunshine finally greeted us. The bluebird morning was compliment all too well with freshly groomed runs and anticipation for the afternoon pondskim event. For the first half of the day, the weather was prime, as was the snow. We hit the slopes until around noon when everyone headed to the Almrausch restaurant for some lunch and then, it was time.

The crew called upon the brave amongst the crowd to head up the hill. I hiked up with my skis on shoulder and my stomach in my throat. At the top, nerves were high as one by one I watched skiers and boaders attempt the skim with varying success. Finally, when my turn came I figured ‘whatever happens, happens’. I can’t quite describe the exhilaration I felt as my skis went from snow to water and back to snow (yep, I managed to stick it). What I can say is that if I had the ability to recreate a feeling on demand, that might be it.