Great Moments in Blogging History


Post by WildSnow.com blogger | August 1, 2008      

Like yesterday when our new credit card came with a skier on it. Anyone recognize this gal? Is this look coming back into style and we just didn’t know it? And what the heck is going on with her right arm!?

Backcountry skiing.

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19 Responses to “Great Moments in Blogging History”

  1. Njord August 1st, 2008 10:12 am

    Nice card! 1991 was a good looking year….

    (judging from what appear to be old-school Technica TNTs and Solly 997s).

    Njord

  2. olddude August 1st, 2008 11:26 am

    You cant see it but she has a fist full of mortgage backed paper she is trying to keep dry just in case in might be worth something when the glaciers have finished melting.

  3. Lou August 1st, 2008 12:49 pm

    LOL!

  4. Halsted August 1st, 2008 2:19 pm

    Could that be Katie McBride (before she married Casy Puckett)? She alway skis in Technica books and Volkal (sp?) skis.

  5. Jeff Prillwitz August 1st, 2008 3:41 pm

    When she holds it just right she can get reception on her cell phone.

  6. Lou August 1st, 2008 3:52 pm

    Halsted, you might be right! Any of you guys who know Katie, is that her?

  7. Archie Gillies August 2nd, 2008 12:50 am

    You’ve unwittingly created a nice wee optical illusion there, Lou.
    If you scroll up and down, covering and uncovering the bottom right corner of the card, while looking at the top left of the card, the card appears to move left and right. (On my screen anyway!)
    …or is it a Flash animation!
    This site is getting more techno by the minute.

  8. Graeme August 2nd, 2008 6:08 pm

    I am sure one of my old ski technique books (Heckleman? – can’t lay my hands on it right now) described a deep snow technique involving punching up to get a really strong unweighting

  9. adam olson August 2nd, 2008 6:11 pm

    Katie’s kids go to the same school w/ my youngest. I dont think it is her. My guess would be……..Suzy Chapstick!

  10. Halsted August 3rd, 2008 9:16 am

    No, its not Suzy “Chapstick” Chaffee.

    About 8 – 10 years ago, I was on the ridge at Loveland and ran into Suzy. Believe it or not, she was skiing in some old Scott boots. Her knees have not done very well for her as she was very slow walking along the ridge.

  11. Lou August 3rd, 2008 11:30 am

    Our braintrust can’t figure this out? Come on boys!

  12. Michael Kennedy August 3rd, 2008 3:16 pm

    Looks like Cici Kinney – either John Russell or John Kelly photo. Classic ski shot from that era!

  13. Lou August 3rd, 2008 3:24 pm

    MK, you might have it! I should be offering a yellow one-piece suit to the winner .

  14. Lou August 3rd, 2008 3:46 pm

    I just checked in to this, sounds like MK is right. Wow, we should start a ski star trivia contest. Shoot, the Wild Snow archive has a ton of stuff like that, hmmmm, we’ll see what shows up over the next week or so!

  15. Chris August 3rd, 2008 4:55 pm

    Kim Reichhelm?

  16. PN August 3rd, 2008 10:02 pm

    I think Kim Reichelm too.

  17. ToddS August 3rd, 2008 10:55 pm

    It doesn’t look like Katie McBride – she ALWAYS had an ear to ear cheesy smile.

  18. Halsted August 4th, 2008 10:36 am

    I think Chris maybe right.. Kim Reichhelm.

  19. Pundy August 4th, 2008 1:51 pm

    I think it’s Jennifer Barrett (now Brown). She lives in Vail.

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