How will Hank Bilous accessorise at this year’s Freeski Open of NZ? The question on everyone’s minds as we countdown to the 2015 extravaganza of slopestyle, halfpipe and big mountain skiing.
We’ve seen the fish hat, the bum bag and trademark Hawaiian shirt. On this year’s Junior Freeride World Tour there were the blue jandals strapped to the backpack. What else does Hank have up his (floral) sleeve?
We think he got some tips – on skiing and in fashion – from none other than Freeride World Tour legend Sam Smoothy. Will the floral shirt, retro skipants and the trademark briefcase be back for 2015? We hope so. Or maybe the yellow knitted jumper with blazer for the smart-casual look?
Fellow MC Zak Hogg was stunning in his stretch pants complete with over the shoulder braces.
It was quite the party atmosphere out at the Alta Chutes for the finals of the Big Mountain last year. The skiing was out of this world but those pants… well they were something really special as well.
Helmets are mandatory for competitors, of course, but for spectators a wide-brim sombrero is just the ticket. Just don’t be taking anyone’s eye out with that thing.