Steamboat residents needed to strut their stuff in vintage ski fashion show, race
Steamboat Springs — On Sunday, residents and visitors will pay tribute to — and perhaps poke a little fun at — outfits that once defined what was fashionable on the ski hill.
Steamboat Ski Area and Tread of Pioneers Museum have partnered to host the Vintage Ski Race and Vintage Ski Fashion Show on Sunday.
The fashion show starts at 11 a.m. at Bear River Bar & Grill in Gondola Square, where there also will be displays of vintage clothing and equipment and a screening of vintage ski films.
The Vintage Ski Race is at 1:30 p.m. on Stampede trail at the base of the ski area. It costs $20 to participate in the race, with half of the proceeds going to the museum. Prizes will be awarded for the best dressed and best vintage equipment.
The ski race was inspired by Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.’s director of skiing, Billy Kidd, who has participated in the races in other parts of the country.
“It seemed like a perfect fit to team up with the museum,” Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. spokesman Mike Lane said.
The museum held its inaugural fashion show in January 2010 at United Methodist Church of Steamboat Springs. The event was judged a huge success.
“We haven’t had an event yet where that many people were so excited about it, kept on talking about it and wanted to be a part of it next year,” said Candice Bannister, the museum’s executive director.
She compared last year’s show to a museum exhibit, with a few differences.
“It’s moving, breathing and it also involves the community because everyone has stuff in their attic,” Bannister said. “We’re looking for locals to get dressed up and have fun.”
The museum still needs help to make the event as successful as last year’s. Specifically, it needs aspiring models and vintage ski clothing. Volunteer models need to be available from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday. Call Katy Taylor at 970-879-2214 to volunteer or loan vintage ski clothes.
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