Yep, that’s me in the March/April issue.
I was responding to a column that appeared in January, where Warren Miller blames the downturn in the ski industry to the fact that women no longer wear STRETCH PANTS on the slope.
I mean really. I don’t think I’m the only one who finds this demeaning, ridiculous, and just plain creepy.
So here’s what I wrote:
Warren Miller’s contributions to the ski industry are legendary. But like all legends, he’s showing his age.
His editorial in your January issue, where he blames the lack of growth in the ski industry on the absence of women in stretch pants, is ridiculous, offensive, and demeaning. Granted, ski fashion could use some improvement. And sex does sell. But the idea that women have to look sexy in order to attract skiers (read “men”) to the sport is simply beyond comprehension.
In Warren’s World, it’s male athleticism that counts; women are there only to decorate the slopes. I’d submit that although Miller may be comfortable in that long-gone neverland, Ski Magazine owes its readers some more contemporary thinking.
(By the way, anyone interested in reading Warren Miller’s column about this can go here.)