It’s time to restock your closet with skis, boards, boots, shells and a bevy of accessories that will improve your game, uplevel your look and keep you cozy on the slopes this winter.

Hard Goods

Bent Chetler 100

Meet your new best friend no matter the conditions on the mountain. At 100mm underfoot this wood-core weapon can float powder and crush crappy snow but still has all the backbone to swoosh the blues. Bring it to A-Basin and Eldora.


Deacon 84

Incorporating three distinct sidecuts into its shape, this frontside bomber with a full-wood core and titinal frame for supple strength can adjust on the fly as you change it up between GS arcs, slalom wiggles and straightlining, and as conditions change under your feet. It’s the perfect choice for Beaver Creek. $1,000;

Mach1 LV 130

With 130 flex, a heat-moldable liner and 98mm last, this is the choice for hard chargers who don’t mind using a vice to fit into their boot. But once it’s on—you will appreciate how it works as a precise and powerful tool to drive your ski. $700;

Cruise 120

Yet.. who really wants to smash their metatarsals into a ski boot? The roomy Cruise provides comfort for those big, wide dogs but still dials in power and control when you are pointing it down the hill. $400;

Santa Ana 93

Here’s a woman’s ski that will take you anywhere on the mountain, with  underfoot rocker that gives it  stability in crud. Plus, it turns on a dime and feels fatter float-wise than it is. Full ABS sidewalls from tip to tail mean you can trust it at speed, too. $650;

Party Platter

Fun and crazy stable this is the ideal board for a wide range of conditions. K2’s Directional Rocker Baseline provides medium-rise in the tip and a lower rise in the tail—meaning the Platter can ride rails, navigate trees and levitate on powder days. $470;

Spring Break Powder Racer

Here’s your board for big dump days. It sports lots of rocker and a wide platform underfoot that will keep newbies afloat and let shredders push their limits. And you’ll ski better knowing the Capita Mothership manufacturing facility in Austria runs on 100% hydropower. $500;


Drawing on Swiss design and tapping a braintrust of former Black Diamond and Burton execs, this innovative ski boot promises snowboard-boot comfort thanks to a plastic shell with a series of strategic cutouts, a hinged entry system, and a swanky Italian-made liner that takes the pain out of ski boots. $899;


Quantum Pro Jacket and Chemical Pant

Flylow upped the performance on our favorite winter kit with OmniBloq, a new eco-friendly DWR that beads water off the shell and pant without messing with the membrane, and doesn’t use the earth-degrading chemicals that go into usual DWR. Plus, you still get the same three-layer no-nonsense protection and breathabilty we have come to expect in these standbys. $420 (jacket), $360 (pant);

Jack Wolfskin
Big White Jacket and Pant

The brand of choice in Germany, Jack Wolfskin has just begun to make big inroads here in the U.S.—for good reason. Built with 100% recycled materials, this cozy combination of women’s jacket and pants (also available in men’s) can withstand a winter of hard use and weather but one up your friend’s ski kits as you are sipping a toddy on the deck. $400 (jacket), $250 (pant);

Calvana Hoody

  A warm insulator that can serve as your primary shell on balmy days. Tested on expeditions in Tibet, its permeable Cordura material outer layer and warm, light Climashield insulation keep it breathing even when you are huffing and puffing. $230;

Ergo Grip Active

While many gloves warm your fingers, you have to remove them  to fiddle with gear. Not so here: Articulated fingers and a perfect fit mean you can adjust your bindings with them on, while goat leather and GoreTex Windstopper Breeze keep your hands warm. $100;

Picture Organic
Harvest Bib

Built to go easy on the planet, this highly functional bib features recycled polyester and a bio-sourced membrane. That enviro-sensibility doesn’t take away from its breathability and power to keep out the elements, though, making it our top pant choice for the mountains. $300;

230 Merino Competition

The right baselayer feels dreamy against your skin, wicks away sweat and stink and keeps you warm without overheating. That’s a lot of demands on a fabric, but merino wool is up to the task, especially in this body-mapped layer that fits like a second skin. $110;



Obex BC Spin

This helmet can save your life in more ways than one thanks to an integrated NFC (near field communication) chip that stores your medical profiles with lifesaving information that can be accessed by first responders during medical emergencies. The first hour following a traumatic injury is the most important to prevent irreversible damage and optimize the chance of survival. Having access to medical information guides first responders in making their first treatment decisions. $200;

Sweet Protection

Between Retina Illumination Grading for low-light conditions, Gore technology that prevents moisture build-up between the lens and a carbon reinforced frame that keeps them snug on your face, these simply stylish goggles pack a lot of tech onto your mug. That’s a very good thing when you don’t want your goggles distracting you from turns. $219-$249;

Family Caroline Gleich

A collaboration between Julbo and Patagonia ambassadors Caroline Gleich and Simon Charriere, this goggle features a custom-designed band hand-drawn by Charriere that calls out to two of Gleich’s most treasured mountain locales—the Wasatch and Chamonix. $240;

Kamber 16

Just big enough for what you need for a day of riding the lifts (with a few forays out into the sidecountry), the svelte, 16-liter Kamber carries your shovel, water, extra layer and recreational materials without getting in the way. $100;

Toaster Elite

We never thought much about a luxury like a heated boot bag—until we tried one. First, let’s point out that this big cube can swallow up a lot of gear, so that we simply keep it stocked and ready to go in the early hours. But the real kicker comes when we plug it in, and those boots, gloves, mid-layers and other essential gear is waiting there nice and toasty warm on a frigid winter morning. $250;

eco Wax

The wax on the bottom of your ski or board is truly horrific stuff that ends up back in the ecosystem when you just want to be peacefully one with the hills. But most soy-based waxes, while environmentally friendly, don’t do the trick. So MountainFLOW Kickstartered this vegetable-based wax that will keep you sliding without the damage to the planet.

CBD Infused Sunblock Sheer Touch Continuous Spray

Indeed, CBD is in everything—but it works here. Surface merges SPF50 sunscreen spray with CBD and a fragrence mix of coconut, mango and guava for a feel that’s smooth and rejuvenating on your skin. $24;

Down Care Kit

Down is a pain to wash and dry, which means we tent to avoid washing and drying it. No bueno. But this simple kit gives you a wash treatment that cleans and revitalizes your down as well as dryer balls that keep it from clumping up. $23;

Tivoli Audio Fonico Ear Buds

Keep it simple with these truly wireless headphones. They’re water and sweat resistant, so you don’t need to worry about playing hard or bad weather and they come with a storage case that charges them up to keep the tunes pumping. Soft-touch buttons and audio control commands mean they are easy to operate, too. $130 |

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