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Meet Leif and Will, two rippers from Mount Mansfield Union High School (Jericho, Vt.) and Stowe’s Mount Mansfield Ski Club. We’ve known them since they were they were little J-6 racers at Cochran’s Ski Club. They used to win races—in the Northern Vermont Council, which is saying something.
There’s no telling who’ll stand atop the podiums at this year’s Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, but if medals were awarded for best dressed, the U.S. just might sweep the competition. America’s athletes will march into the opening and closing ceremonies and cruise the Olympic Village dressed head-to-toe in Ralph Lauren threads from the Team Parade and Village Wear collections. And though you may never ski like Ted Ligety or Lindsey Vonn, you can at least dress like them.
One way to our heart (and wallet) is to combine two of our favorite things: the mountains and whiskey. Denver-distilled Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey ($55) does just that, melding four Rocky Mountain barleys, some Colorado water, a little yeast and a few other secret ingredients into a warm, 94-proof bear hug. It’s a unique, okay, small-batch whiskey (18 barrels a week) that feels perfectly at home in your hand at the end of a long ski day.