WHO: Zoila Darton, Mama, Friend & Founder & Creative Director of www.word.agency & www.ourhouse.la
FROM: Currently LA by way of Spanish Harlem, NYC
SPORT: I was a competitive figure skater and ballet dancer for many years in my "youth." I'm also learning to surf! Perks of Cali life.
FAV MOUNTAINS:Hmmm, I don’t ski LOL! But, would like to travel to the Swiss Alps soon!! Hand me my Lederhosen!!
SOCIAL: @zoiladarton @word.agency @ourhouse.la
Snacks for my son Dakota, a special mixture of rose bud oil & lavender, my phone (duh), carmex - I'm mostly at home so that’s about it!
WHO: Kellyn Wilson, Skier, Dog Petter, Disco Dancer
FROM: Copper Mountain, CO & recently moved to Telluride, CO
FAV MOUNTAINS: Arapahoe Basin, Mt. Baker, Copper Mountain
SOCIAL: @kellynwilson @honeyhousebus
1.) Sunscreen chapstick- you always need it, or someone else always needs it. Either way, you’re the hero.
2.) Pancakes- Oh pocket pancakes? Yeah, just the best chairlift snack ever. My mom used to make a big batch of pancakes before skiing and put the leftovers in a little baggie that fits perfectly in a jacket pocket. I don’t know who needs to hear this, but a frozen solid clif bar is not the snack for skiing.
3.) Skittles- Ok, I know I was just bashing snacks that freeze but skittles do that in the best way. On a long ski tour when I’m starting to bonk, I like to have a little sugar up my sleeve (in my pocket.) They thaw in your mouth and return to their perfect skittley form. And it’s not a sport gel or goo which is self-induced torture and I’d like to be on the record that I’m against them.
4.) Sunglasses- My go to’s for skiing are the Zeal Optics Boone in black. The lens is nice and dark for sunny days, they’re made 100% from plants, (which is mind-blowing) and they’re super flexible and light so when you biff it they don’t snap in your pocket.
5.) Headlamp- I’m sure we’ve all heard by now that having your headlamp with you in the backcountry is paramount, from a safety standpoint. I was caught without mine on a mellow day that turned into a rescue that took many hours into the night. I never ski without mine now. And I got rid of my “okay” lamp and went for one that’s bright enough to actually be of use in the dark when you need it.
6.) Camera- My ancient iPhone is garbage in the cold weather, but I’m constantly in beautiful places that need documenting, so I keep a little film point and shoot with me always. It’s the size of a disposable camera, the batteries last forever, and it won’t interfere with a beacon if you're out in the backcountry. Ideal.
7.) Bio Glitter- I have a tiny bottle of biodegradable glitter that I’ve started bringing on adventures with me, and the reasons for this are numerous. When you’re out in the sunshine and you slap some sparkles on, it’s proven to boost stoke by at least 40%. There’s nothing like looking over at your friends’ lovely faces and seeing the joy literally radiate out of them. It takes the seriousness right out of everyone and is a great reminder to have fun. It’s all just for fun after all, right?
WHO: Work in tech at Instagram as the day job and host a beauty podcast I started 3 years ago as my passion project: Naked Beauty
FROM: NY NY but I was born in Minneapolis, MN. I moved to NY at 7 so it's pretty much all I remember
SPORT: Skiing - it was forced on me via Ski School at 8 but now I've learned to love it!
FAV MOUNTAINS: Snowbird in Utah, Whistler in Vancouver and Skiing in Niseko Japan was pretty cool
SOCIAL: @brookedevard and @nakedbeautyplanet for all things beauty
WHO: Co-Founder and Creative Director of FUNBOY!
FROM: Venice Beach baby!
SPORT: Ski, but in general adore the snow. Nothing makes me more giddy than waking up in a winter wonderland.
FAV MOUNTAINS: Aspen for the fun scene. Sun Valley for the chill vibes, Crystal Mountain in WA--where I grew up skiing.
SOCIAL: @chalett @funboy
WHO: Founder and designer of LEIN
FROM: Made in Pennsylvania, schooled by the Rockies, hustling in New York City
SPORT: Skiiiiiiii, but all about that après ski
FAV MOUNTAINS: Jackson for the freshies, Sun Valley for the groomers, and Vail for those back bowls
For warmth: eco-friendly hand and toe warmers
For skin: SunTegrity sunscreen - tinted, babes
For lips: Homéoplasmine - this is an everything cream - lip, skin and hands, it's a not so secret french beauty secret, you're welcome
For après: Sunnies and Chanel
WHO: Kerry Pieri, fashion director
FROM: From Buffalo, NY
SPORT: Skier, started age 5
FAV MOUNTAINS: Park City, Deer Valley, Ellicottville NY!
When I was little we always had Roll-O's, now it's more like an organic Mango bar, and always lip salve, I like Drunk Elephant Lippe Balm.
WHO: West Coast Editor, Vanity Fair
FROM: Born in Connecticut, living in Los Angeles
FAV MOUNTAINS: Shout out to Okemo, my OG hill. Love Big Sky, Montana. I appreciate a Colorado long weekend and would like a return to the Swiss Alps sooner rather than later.
WHO: I am a communications strategist.
FROM: Paris born, raised in Connecticut, live in Brooklyn Heights.
SPORT: Born and bred skier.
FAV MOUNTAINS: I have only skied on the east coast and in the Alps but planning to go out west and to Japan hopefully in the next year. Megève is great for easy, sunny skiing with a big group of friends. Verbier has a robust combination of challenging and easy ski and a cute village which is always a priority for me.
SOCIAL: @sophie_roche_conti @conti_communications
Always hand warmers, I don't have great blood circulation so my hands get cold quickly. Some concealer to touch up in the bathroom during lunch break lol. La Roche Posay does a tinted sunscreen for the face which is genius and also portable. Never airpods or earbuds, I am not a fan of music while skiing and much prefer the sound of the snow.
WHO: Founder and CEO of Hill House Home
FROM: Grew up in London, England but live in New York City now.
SPORT: Skiing! I learned to ski at 2 years old and I haven't missed a winter since.
FAV MOUNTAINS: Beaver Creek, Zermatt and Lech. I have a special place in my heart for the Ski Schools in Lech, where my brothers and I were often the only English speakers in our classes.
Lipstick and mirror. I love to beat a very over-confident skier down a double-black mogul run and then re-apply my lipstick while I wait for them to catch up. It has to be more of a tinted lipstick/chapstick hybrid, thought – no way a dramatic red lip is lasting through a day of skiing. I like this one from Sephora. Other than that, I always have my phone and a snack.
Always within reach: a water bottle, Life Elements CBD chapstick, gum depending on the season (bubblegum when it's warm, cinnamon when it's cold), and a poop bag for my dog Spaghetti–my partner Brody refers to this kit as my "supplies," ha!