Vogue isn’t the outlet I would usually turn to for sage advice about skiing, unless it has something to do with Bogner’s latest lineup of outdoor accessories. However, the fashion and lifestyle magazine recently caught my attention when it highlighted why visiting ski resorts during the summer months has become such a popular vacation event.
“You have the ability to walk, swim, kayak, or canoe in some of the most picturesque areas where there is snow and ice in the winter months,” luxury travel company Abercrombie and Kent’s Europe product manager, Liam Dunch, told author Nicole Kliest, who goes on to highlight resorts such as the Engadin, Cortina d’Ampezzo, and Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
Which is when I re-iterated to myself why I do not normally turn to Vogue for sage advice about skiing.
It’s not like I expected Gunstock’s coaster or Sugarloaf’s mountain biking to make a list of international datelines that included the likes of St. Moritz, Megève, and Oberammergau. But New England gets the Vogue snub entirely; the only North American resorts warranting mention were Sun Valley, Telluride and Whistler. No Stowe. No Sunday River. No Bretton Woods. No Yawgoo.