SKI blasts back to 1986 when mullets and onesies were rad.
RADICAL By Susan McCoy Photography: Jeff Andrew SKI Magazine. October 1986.
Freestylers have always been skiing’s outlaws – wilder, hipper, hotter – with their own style, their own lingo and a charisma that puts them on the sport’s leading edge. With freestyle the newest event in the next Olympics, hot-dogging is once again in the limelight. And so are the freestylers.
Skiing has changed a lot for women since 1961. Thank goodness.
Some say skiing is still a male-dominated sport, and that’s partly true. There are more men than women on the slopes and ’’there’s more men’s gear than women’s gear on the market. But that’s not to say women haven’t made a huge impact on skiing. Women are a driving force behind the sport’s advancement and are doing a phenomenal job encouraging younger girls to get on the hill. We’ve taken a “man’s sport” and made it our own. Women like Lindsey Vonn and Ingrid Backstrom prove that women can charge just as hard, if not harder, than men.