Thursday, October 29, 2015

A SNOW AFFAIR-Annual Benefit-US SKI TEAM-BODE MILLER


581 Fifth Avenue, NYC

WHAT:
SNOW MAGAZINE  gathered a packed house at it's Big Apple fund raiser for the US SKI Team.
Bode Miller US OLYMPIC Gold Medal Winner, 6 time Olympic medal winner AND 2 overall World Cup titles (wow)-the host with the hostess for the night...

 A silent and live auction-featuring one of a kind experiences and luxury goods from Bomber Skis, Bogner, Macallan Scotch, St. Regis Deer Valley Ski Resorts, Toni Sailor, Skip Barber Racing School, Sentient Jets and artist Domingo Zapata's custom designed Bomber Skis---and a course-shots with Bode Miller....from tricked Bomber skis...some of the highlights.
Raising $s for the US SKI, Snowboard, Freestyle Teams who do not get funds from the Feds-unlike every other country's athletes-we can think of. Note: Mr. Miller is ready for drinking shots with lucky winner...



ultimate holiday gift for a skier-The Gold Pass USA-auctioned off-all proceeds went directly to US Ski Team

Masters of the Universe kind of crowd-with athletic supporters

cow bells get an arty makeover---a guy gave us one-said he was the winner of the set. THANKS!

From Scotland -we understood him without subtitles so probably from the southern part...Macallan Scotch ambassador
Macallan Scotch Limited Edition

BOGNER-highlight's this year's premium collection for men and women
original James Bond 007 movie attire-made by Bogner-a collector's item!
Willy Bogner---a multi-talent-conjured up the early action ski scenes of the JAMES BOND- 007 movies-note how as the cinematographer-  he captured the action on skis-no tricked out drone- wielding GoPros back then...


Amazing-the original camera...used to film-in film---hefty weight















a warm men's thermal zip features actual pic by Willy Bogner


BOGNER Skiwear-Luxury premium brand-that is made for performance slopes as well as night's out sophisticated city jaunts...models have on a few pieces from this season.




Well received-stations serving Paella, and Swiss Fondue-...the smartest server ever- deftly replied-'everything you taste is low calorie" in response to some guy asking for the calorie count of this rich tasty après ski fare. Haaa.
Proof that deliciously rich ice cream goes with anything...from Weezy's Cultured Cow Creamery-gal servers as busy as the bartenders---fyi- a new Brooklyn start-up we hope home delivers
Celebrity Chef Peter Callahan served up tidbits - artfully presented ...and captured the very liquid spirit of the night-via sponsor Patron Tequila
Mountain Force-skiwear-apparel-accessories lifestyle brand-we didn't take a coffee mug but we think a lot of attendees who stayed later-probably needed one-filled to the brim-the next morning...

semi-finished space...ski lodge decor-here and there...
BOMBER SKIS-official supplier of the US and Canadian Ski Teams-has several artful selections-Artist Series=with the iconic graphics  of Keith Haring and Jean Michel Basquiat---as befits a NYC based brand! The most tech skis out there (all mountain, race, twin, powder mogul, and juniors) are hand crafted in Italy. Each pair sold-earns the US SKI Team-a donation!

FABULOUS-the Bomber Ski Ice sculpture-was a tricked out ski slope-with two 'ski runs' to pour shots of whatever -from the opening gate at one end-to race around and sip the insta-chilled liquid at the other=FUN. Two competitors at a time-or solo against the clock...

we tried this...with an assist...as our ski racing skills are lacking
drainage at the back kept things neat

instagram worthy


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WHAT ELSE-Scenario Photography had a ski lift as prop-for fun pics-emailed and printed on the spot. MAJOR KUDOS. This is the best photo booth service we have ever encountered. Seriously.