In general, bronzed complexions still score more sexy points (meow) than pasty mugs do. That said, your sexiness can be offset (or at least compartmentalized) if your tanned cheeks abut ghostly white eye sockets, temples, and nose bridges—all of which symbolize your failure to remove glasses or goggles on the lift to even out the UV exposure. The sun-tanning industry—dark empire that it is—is on record as abhorring the raccoon-eyes effect. Tanning salons discourage sun-glasses in favor of tiny goggles that cover only the eyeballs and eyelids. And the Jagg Cosmeceuticals Corporation advertises its Tan Ups„¢ Self Tanning Towels as "perfect for getting rid of raccoon eyes. But that didn't stop Flake—or Google—from finding a decorative storage locker (really) named Skip the Skier, who is "…dressed in fine fashion gear and… has acquired a typical skier's raccoon tan. So there you have it: If the raccoon tan isn't universally sexy, it still has its devotees—even if they're a bunch of weirdos who collect kitschy furniture with names only a cruise-ship director could love.
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Find everything from the December issue here: the year’s best gear, snowfall predictions for the season, the best ski photography of 2008, and more.
Rope drops bring out the competitive bastards in all of us.
Skiing Magazine chatted with Manley about this shot, which made it into the magazine's December 2008 "Best Shots of the Year" photo gallery.
Skiing Magazine chatted with Barker about this shot, which made it into the magazine's December 2008 "Best Shots of the Year" photo gallery.