What’s your skincare must-have?
I partnered with Mission, it’s a really cool company based on giving athletes what they need. I have my own signature lip balm because when I’m up on the hill, protecting your lips is so important. It’s called the Lip Balmer in Sweet Vanilla, it smells sort of like cake batter, but not, it’s delicious.
How do you protect your hair from the elements?
Last season we were competing in -16 degree weather, and if your hair’s out, it freezes, so it tends to get dried out. I always use a really heavy, moisturizing product like the deep conditioner from Pureology.
Do you ever talk beauty with the other female snowboarders while training or during competitions?
Lots of the girls that I snowboard with are very opinionated and have their own style, so we definitely talk about it. Actually, Hannah Teeter recently asked me what I do for my hair. She said, “I need something to put in my hair to make it softer.” And I said definitely Moroccan oil!
It’s 7:30am on a Saturday and you have makeup on. Do you wear makeup when you compete and train?
The Olympics, you’re in front of the world, and yeah you’re competing, but you want to look good. You want to have a great representation of who you are. I care about the way I look and I want to look my best. My regime isn’t crazy. For my face it’s just sunscreen because foundations and tinted moisturizers rub against my neck warmer. But I do like eyeliner, mascara, and a little color on my lids. Just all very natural to kind of spruce it up a little bit. I use M.A.C. a lot, Cover Girl mascara and a Clinique eyeliner in Brown Sugar, it’s my go-to.
What is the one thing you need to have with you on the mountain during competition?
I’ll just have some essential oils in my pocket, I love lavendar, and smell it before a race if I’m feeling very nervous. Hannah, she’s a total hippie girl and will show up to the mountain covered in patchouli. But I think smells are so important for athletes who compete, and for anybody really. If you’re stressed at work, or before a competition, or if you need to be energized, or relaxed, there’s so many scents that kind of take you there.
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Illustration by Stina Persson
Estée Lauder Pure Color in Hot Coral, esteelauder.com, $19
Dior in Paradise, dior.com, $22
Essie in Braziliant, essie.com, $8
YSL No. 138, Summer exclusive to shop.nordstrom.com, $20
Chanel in Mimosa, Chanel department and specialty stores and chanel.com, $25
Illamasqua in Radium, Sephora stores and sephora.com, $14
YSL No. 137, Summer exclusive to shop.nordstrom.com, $20
Perfect Formula in Pop Art, qvc.com, $15
MAC in Ocean Dip, maccosmetics.com, $15
Dior in Purple Mix, dior.com, $22
Borghese Rapido in Vigneto, ulta.com, $8
Rescue Beauty Lounge in Recherche, rescuebeauty.com, $18
Fekkai Marine Summer Hair Beachcomber Leave-In Conditioner, $24, fekkai.com
Nexxus ProMend Split End Binding Overnight Treatment Crème, $14.99, drugstores
Carol’s Daughter Monoi Repairing Hair Mask, $28, sephora.com
Alterna Summer Hair Rx After-Sun Hair Quench , $20, drugstore.com
Kérastase Soleil Huile Céleste, $37, kerastase-usa.com
John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Controlled Lightening Spray, $10, drugstore.com
Dove Nourishing Oil Care Leave-In Smoothing Cream, $5.99, walgreens.com
Sally Hershberger Glam Waves Texture Spray, $12.50, select Walmart, Duane Reade, Ulta and Ricky's NYC locations
RickyCare Wet Hairbrush, $7.99, rickycare.com
Davines Su Sun Oil Body & Hair Moisturizing Oil with Argan Oil, $28, davines.com
Grappa, Park City: Great Italian food in a cozy and relaxed atmosphere. The pastas are plentiful and flavorful, but a must is the Grape and Rosemary Piadina.
From left: Talisker on Main; a dish from The Farm at The Canyons
Talisker on Main, Park City: Even in the town’s fanciest restaurant, you can still wear your hiking pants. They just had better have an expandable waistline for this gastronomic dream.
The Farm at The Canyons: You can’t pick a bad choice on the menu of this new farm-to-table spot, whose offerings change constantly for that very reason. However, the burger should be a constant, and it does not disappoint.
Monty, the Montage's mascot
The Montage: Nestled deeply into Deer Valley’s many mini valleys, the massive Montage looks like some old-world chalet hidden up in the Swiss Alps. Still has a cozy lodge vibe, though. All rooms have fireplaces, and with a location like this, no room has a lousy view. Another plus: They allow dogs. Meet the resort’s mascot, Monty.
Spa Montage: After all that eating, nothing like a massage to redistribute the fat cells! Spa Montage offers every kind, including The Surrender. Every Surrender is custom designed according to each client’s needs. I kept it simple: I. Need. A. Massage.
Laura Mercier Gel Lip Color in Hibiscus Bloom, $22, lauramercier.com
Cover Girl Wet Slicks Fruit Spritzers in Strawberry Splash, $6.25, drugstores
By Terry Aqua Lip Tint, $30, polyvore.com
YSL Rouge Pur Couture No. 24, $30, yslbeautyus.com
Urban Decay Lip Love in Lolita, $16, sephora.com
Vincent Longo Perfect Shine V Gloss in Carina, $22, vincentlongo.com
TOPSHOP Tint Lip & Cheek Stain in Bitten Berry, $14, topshop.com
L’Oréal Paris Colour Juice in Butterscotch Drop, $8.49, drugstores
Givenchy Gelée D’Interdit No. 9, $26.50, Sephora stores, sephora.com
Dior Addict Crystal Gloss #037, $27, dior.com
Giorgio Armani Sheer Lipstick #36, $27, giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com
Smashbox Limitless Lipstain & Color Seal Balm in Petal, $21, smashbox.com
Stella McCartney Stella Sheer, $62, sephora.com
Kenzo L'eau de KenzoAmour, $72, kenzousa.com
Marc Jacobs Curacao EDT, $68, shop.nordstrom.com
Lancôme De L'Orangerie EDT, $55, lancome-usa.com
Burts Bees Chemical-Free Sunscreen SPF 30: I slather this on before biking or gardening, and my skin feels soft, protected and no fear of breakouts. $15, at drugstores.
Neutrogena Wet Skin SPF 85: Not every day is boating or beach day, but when it IS all about water and serious sun, I toss this can in my (waterproof) bag. $11, at drugstores.
Sonya Kashuk Beautifying Blush in Sunset: This muted coral can make tanless cheeks look slightly sun-kissed, but it also goes well with lightly tanned skin. $9, target.com
Jergens Natural Glow Firming Daily Moisturizer: Any kind of superficial body smoothing is always nice, but if it also adds a tiny bit of tan to my super white legs, sign me up! $9, drugstores.
Yes to Cucumbers On the Go Towelettes: If you really use your imagination, these wipes can conjure up a facial in an outdoor cabana at some exotic Caribbean spa. If you really use your imagination. $2.99, drugstores.
L’Oreal EverSleek Humidity Defying Leave-In Crème: One pump of this crème on damp hair ensures a smooth blow-out, and a tiny amount gently patted on hair after helps with the flyaways. $9, drugstores.
Bic Simply Soleil razors: Its floral design is done for more than just looks: its carving provides a better grip, so there’s less chance of dropping in the shower. And a four-pack will last you all Summer. $5 for a four-pack, drugstores.
Revlon Top Speed Fast Dry Nail Enamel in Electric: Summer is the perfect—and one might argue, only—time to break out the yellow on nails. $6, drugstores.
After fat is vacuumed out with the cannula, the laser firms up the area. "What I'm most excited about is how natural looking the results are," Alexiades-Armenakas says of the hour-long, in-office procedure. "You don't get that overtightened look."
Illustration by Toko Ohmori
Photo by Hannah Whitaker