Hey, cardio freaks, you don’t have to stay indoors to get your heart rate up in winter. Here’s the gear to get you pumping in the cold.

1. LaSportiva Thermosphere  

You’ve likely heard of ski mountaineering—the sport that’s an amalgam of backcountry skiing, Nordic, mountaineering, climbing and mountain running. LaSportiva knows that “skimo” participants need to deal with the big temperature swings of those high-output activities, so the Thermosphere baselayer is body mapped with ventilation zones. Plus, when you do sweat, it fights back with an anti-odor treatment. $159; lasportiva.com

2. Petzl NAO

Thanks to a microprocessor and integrated light sensor, the NAO uses user-defined settings to determine when to step up the strength of the beam powered by two LEDs.  That adjustment on the fly frees your hands (and keeps the gloves on them) while extending battery life.  $175; petzl.com 

3. Salomon Snowcross CS

Combining the water resistance of galoshes, the agility of racing spikes, and the purchase power of crampons, the Salomon Snowcross are the perfect excuse breakers. Just don’t wear them on the wood floor because the carbide-tips will send you to the buffing machine.  The Snowcross features an above-ankle-height snow-proof upper in a lightweight, agile yet aggressively outsoled package that will carry you sure-footed over winter trails, even icy ones. $200; salomon.com

4. Dynafit PDG

These “snow running” ski boots are more than pretty damn good and will help you ascend like a gondola and, thanks to the Grilamid construction, descend like Lindsey Vonn. $849; dynafit.com

5. Ortovox 3+ 

The 3+ features a new antenna technology that senses your position in the snow and accesses the best antenna for almost twice the signal range to speed up rescue.  The software can be updated on-line so that you keep current. $349; ortovox.com

6. Tubbs Xpedition 

Built on an aluminum frame with durable, lightweight decking for floatation, carbon steel crampons with jagged teeth and a serrated U-shaped heel for an anti-slip bite, these babies will make you will feel almost invincible as you tromp your way across winter terrain. Plus, they come with gender-specific bindings. $230; tubbs.com

7. Madshus Terrasonic Classic Zero

The learning curve for classic skiing is gradual enough that having to learn the fine art and science of waxing is often a deal breaker.  Fortunately, with Madshus’ rubberized waxless base, this ski will have you kicking and gliding as though you have an insta-wax tech at your beck and call. $230; madshus.com

8. Atomic World Cup Skate Soft Track

Atomic designed this stick to retain stability while adding a softer release to the tip via lighter materials. This allows the ski to splay and twist more easily and, as a result, move more adroitly with the terrain with less deflection for a faster, softer ride. By making a ski with foam instead of wood sidewalls, Atomic  has produced a ski that is well suited for the soft, cold snow common at Eldora and Summit County. $650; atomic.com