Lange Girls 2010

Love or loathe it, Lange has been making posters ripe with sex appeal — and ski boots! — since 1970. And 2009-10 was no exception. The company has just announced its 2009-10 Lange Girl lineup, and the women are as easy on the eyes as ever. This year’s models join the ranks of Olympian Julia Mancuso, a 2006 Lange Girl Athlete (pictured below) who won silver in both the downhill and super combined events at the Winter Olympics last month.

Julia Mancuso, 2006 Lange Girl Athlete

But make no mistakes. These women have the skill to match their good looks. Each of the four winners — one national and three regional — are ski instructors, racers, hardcore powder hounds, and all around rippin’ chicks. The winners: Denja Rand, national Lange girl; Sophie Dinsenbacher, California region; and Alex Guras, Rocky Mountain region.

Denja Rand, National Local Lange Girl

Rand calls Lake Placid, N.Y., her home, and she rips at Whiteface Mountain. She grew up skiing down her driveway where she’d stop by crashing into the snow bank at the end. An unlikely start to any ski career.

Sophie Dinsenbacher, California region Lange Girl

Dinsenbacher is a 20-year-old ski instructor who grew up in New Zealand. It’s no wonder why her parents put her on skis — her Dad manages a ski resort in the land of Kiwis. Now she shreds Mammoth Mountain on her Dynastar Omeglass World Cup and Six Senth Bigs.

Alex Guras, Rocky Mountain region Lange Girl

Alex Guras (above) is a Breckenridge native currently three years into her aviation-science degree at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Mont.

Northeast region Lange Girl

Finally, the Northeast region Lange Girl (above) is a powder hound at heart. She skis at Sugarloaf in Maine and is said to “ditch work, boyfriends and school to hit the slopes.”

—Ryan Dionne

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Stephen Regenold is Founder and Editor-In-Chief of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for nearly two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of four small kids, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.