Ice maidens! Ski instructors peel off their thermals for raunchy calendar shoot in the snow
18:35 GMT, 25 October 2012
Here's one way to boost tourism at winter resorts. Pretty ski and snowboard instructors have stripped off for a 2013 calendar.
The models, including snowboard teacher and two times world cup race winner Julia Dujmovits, 25, forgo their usual thermal layers to pose in the cold temperatures.
The pictures were shot by Hubertus von Hohenlohe who said he travelled to 'the best skiing hotspots in the world' to create the calendar under the artistic direction of Thomas Ebster.
Bracing: Ski instructors forgo their usual attire to pose for a 2013 calendar
Chilling out: The photos were shot at some of the 'best skiing hotspots in the world'
Class act: The women are all ski or snowboard instructors
Von Hohenlohe has previously shot nine ski calendars but said he wanted to make this one 'a bit hotter'. The models include ski teachers from ten different countries including Lebanon and Germany.
Some of the pictures show the women in just knickers and ski boots but Thomas said they were criticised for not showing enough nudity.
Sending temperatures rising: The calendar was shot by Hubertus von Hohenlohe who said this is his 'hottest' calendar to date, despite the wintry setting
Scantily-clad: But artistic director Thomas Ebster said they were criticised for not showing enough flesh
Global project: The models come from ten different countries including Germany and Lebanon
Snow angels: The women braved the cold to strip off for the shoot
Calendar girls: A version using male ski instructors as models is also planned
He said: 'Some people criticize us for not showing enough skin but you see nudity all around you these days and we wanted to do something more tasteful.'
And in the interests of equality, the pair are also shooting a second calender featuring male skiing instructors including five times ski world champion Marc Girardelli.
Mountain air: The pictures were shot at winter resorts around the world and are sure to boost tourism