David McGill is the resident manager at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel. He and his wife, Erica, and their two children, Megan and Cameron, live in Bel Air. Since moving to Baltimore in June, he has had to focus on hotel operations, but now that the weather is beginning to cool, this Canadian is thinking of skiing and is looking forward to the Seventh Annual Ski and Travel Show at Festival Hall, Nov. 1 to 3.
How would you describe your taste in ski clothing?
What's the newest thing in your closet?
A fur muskrat hat, which is the type worn by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in the winter. It has flaps that tie down to keep your ears warm.
What's the oldest thing in your closet?
My Lang ski boots. Years ago, I chose them after trying on 12 different types of ski boots. They felt the best so I bought them.
Do you have a true standby that you wear to feel good?
My backpack. I never ski without it. I keep extra mitts, socks, sweaters and shells in it for when the weather turns bad.
What have you held on to for sentimental reasons?
My white "Sorels," known as the Big White Boots. I lived in a ski village for nine years and I believe, out of the 4,000 people living there, 3,000 wore this type of boot.
What is your wardrobe weakness?
Lack of flashy ski wear. I find it hard to part with my old basic investments.
What's the most expensive item in your closet?
My skis! And that's the way it should be.
What's the least expensive item in your closet?
My cotton neck warmers.
What's the wildest outfit you ever wore skiing?
Shorts that I wore once when we skied on June 12th and it was hot.
If you had the chance to ski with anyone, who would that be and why? Personally, I prefer to ski alone, just me and the mountain. However, I am sure Pat Riley would make for interesting conversation on the lift up.
Do you have any shopping tips to share?
Buy what feels best and will work, not necessarily what looks good.
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