VAIL VALLEY — Amy Blakey from Eagle wants to be the next Local Lange Girl but she'll need help from the community.  Blakey, 36, is competing in the ski boot company's annual contest. Each year, Lange picks “ripping ski town hotties” to represent the brand at mountain events in their area and get free boots. The company also picks a national winner who gets a spread in Freeskier magazine, according to the contest Web site.  “I love skiing and I have always been involved in the ski industry,” Blakey said. “I think I'd be a good representation for the Vail Valley.”  To get some fresh photos for the contest, Blakey turned to local photographer Robert Brown, who did the shoot in his Eagle studio. Lange bares her athletic legs in the main photo on her profile. For the shoot, she decided to wear a pair of blue Lange boots, a new Bonfire jacket and a white knit hat.  Online votes are just one of the criteria the company will use to pick the four winners in later this month. E-mails sent to a few Lange contacts listed on the company's website were not returned by deadline Wednesday.  This local lovely had racked up some 37 online votes as of Tuesday night but she's hoping for more.  She certainly seems to fit the part. Blakey grew up ski racing in New Hampshire before moving west to study English literature at the University of Colorado at Boulder. This self-described “racer girl turned powder hound” also taught skiing in Breckenridge.

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