Utah’s Powder Mountain is capping daily ticket sales at 1,500 to make sure riders have plenty of room to get their shred on this season. Let’s see: At 7,957 lift-served acres, skiers each have roughly five acres to themselves.
American Forests, whose mission is to protect and restore ecosystems around the world. “People are disconnected from the natural world right now,” duPont says. “I honestly think it’s part of the reason we’re seeing these natural disasters. We’re just not in tune with the planet.” DuPont is passionate that if the next generation has a chance to get out and enjoy nature—that it’s still here for them to enjoy—they’ll make a deeper connection with it, leading to respect for the planet and its dwindling resources. “Respecting nature is healing,” she says.
The Lexi Mitt isn’t just a pretty piece of handwear. DuPont was adamant that it be a killer mitten, too, warm and functional, with a couple bells and whistles thrown in for good measure. For one, there’s a zipper along the index finger that accesses a touchscreen-compatible glove liner. And despite the name, this is a gender-neutral mitt that comes in all sizes. “Because,” insists duPont, “spreading love is for all the people.”
The mitten is in stores and online this fall, and retails for $149. Find it at eddiebauer.com.