A BRIEF CHAT WITH BINE ŽALOHAR
You’ve skied all over the world. What’s your favorite place?
I’ve skied on five continents; I’m missing Africa and Antarctica. I think it would be exciting to be able to ski there!
I don’t know if I have a favorite place. In general, I look for good and safe conditions, whatever the location. I have without doubt done the best skiing of my life in Japan, in Chile, and also in Pakistan. My home, Slovenia, is incredible to experience on skis, even if it’s not one of the destinations most sought out by modern skiers.
Do you prefer powder or spring firn?
Nothing beats powder, but spring firn eliminates some of the risk factors and allows exploration, which is critical to my way of experiencing skiing.
You’re in the mountains almost 365 days a year. Haven’t you had enough yet?
How beautiful would 365 days a year of sun and brisk wind be? All joking aside, my work is closely connected to the mountains, and I engage in most of my hobbies here as well. The mountains, with all their subtleties, are part of who I am, although I also love the waves, the seafloor, and flip-flops. At the beach I give my body a rest, in the mountains, my mind.
What’s your favorite Karpos product?
It’s hard to pick just one! Certainly all my ski gear: the Odle fleece, the Storm Evo jacket, the Palù Evo pants, the Marmolada gloves, and the Lyskamm Evo jacket. But if I really have to choose one, I’d say the Lot Rain Jacket, which I take on all my outings, in both summer and winter.