facing up to the cold facts

Dec. 08, 1975
Dec. 08, 1975

Table of Contents
Dec. 8, 1975

It Wasn't Close
New Colts
College Basketball
College Football
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

facing up to the cold facts

The masked rider at right isn't really going to stick up the lift line. She's muffled in a new neck-and-nose warmer that typifies a trend to sensibility and comfort in skiing. As the array of gear on the following pages will show, manufacturers haven't forgotten such other items as fingers and toes

This is an article from the Dec. 8, 1975 issue

A sampling of the season's new gear includes Comfort Products Lunar gloves (far left). Solid-state circuitry heats them at the flick of a switch; they produce 25 two-minute bursts of warmth per ski-day and are recharged overnight. Nordica's green Meteor boot features interior heel springs to soften shocks, and Olin's blue T/1 model offers dial-in adjustments for comfort and forward lean. The new touch in Bogner's red suit is total stretch in both the lining and nylon outer layer; the suit zips apart at the waistline. Skimer's one-piece white nylon jump suit is fully insulated; the vest, currently a hot item with skiers, is for extra-cold days. Another lunar look comes with Nordica's indoor-outdoor after-ski boots; the shells pop on for traction. The spring-activated Ski Stopper is one of 15 versions of ski-brakes now making the rounds; it swings down to halt runaway skis after a binding-buster fall and replaces old safety straps.