In An Ascot at Alta

25 Sep

“Only Errol Flynn could pull off wearing a short-sleeve shirt and ascot while skiing at Alta”…

“The coolest ski lodge in the US is a 78 year old building in Utah that resembles a 1940s prep-school dorm with a few added Bauhaus touches. Imagine cement-block walls, mid-century industrial Bertoia chairs, and floor-to-ceiling windows with eye-popping views of the slopes. Then imagine that it’s booked solid for much of the ski season with Park Avenue families and well-heeled West Coasters who’ve been coming for generations.”

“It’s called the Alta Lodge, and it has the catbird seat at Alta Ski Area, famed for the 500 plus inches of champagne powder that falls from the skies above the Wasatch every winter.”

“Errol Flynn and Claudette Colbert used to visit back in the day, and Alfred Hitchcock used the lodge as a location in his film Spellbound.”……

— Tim


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  1. Jack Marino

    September 25, 2017 at 3:30 am

    Tim, I wear ascots when I go to the Grand Havana to smoke cigars with a lot of Hollywood and political people. They love when I show up with my ascot, Panama Hat and two-tone shoes. I’ll have to try it with a short sleeve shirt, I won’t go skiing I’d end up like Sonny Bono, RIP I don’t know how to post a picture of me wearing an ascot

    • David DeWitt

      September 26, 2017 at 3:25 am

      Jack, send me the photo and I will add it!

    • shangheinz

      September 26, 2017 at 7:38 am


      The ascot tie is a very vital asset, especially if you are wearing the two tone slipper sockless. It keeps you from catching a cold! Errol had to protect his sinuses at all times. Ain’t that so, Gentleman Jack?

  2. David DeWitt

    September 26, 2017 at 3:39 am


    • The Zaca

      September 26, 2017 at 3:46 am

      Heartthrob Jack Marino! Always a treat for a gal’s eyes to see you as only you can pull off your dapper look. I was born 20 years too late, I swear, I needed to be around in the 1930s! :)