Dressed to Shred

Lightweight insulation, recycled materials and soft, waterproof/breathable fabrics will make for some fine eye candy on the slopes this season.

Photography by Seth K. Hughes, Style by Krista Crabtree

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If you get hot on the uphill, you need to vent. If it dumps or temps plummet, you need waterproof protection and insulation. These outfits do it all.

Men: Arc’teryx Rush Jacket ($550; arcteryx.com) and Sabre Full Bib Pant ($525); Patagonia Men’s Piton Pullover ($99; patagonia.com); Marmot Lightweight 1/2 Zip ($55; marmot.com) and Midweight Bottom ($45)

Women: Patagonia Mixed Guide Hoody ($299; patagonia.com) and Mixed Guide Pants ($299); Patagonia Women’s R1 Hoody ($149); Smartwool Lightweight Asymmetrical Zip ($95; smartwool.com) and Lightweight Bottom ($85)

Alpine Gear

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Whether you are cruising corduroy, gliding through glades or hitting your favorite powder stashes, these outfits will keep you warm on the lift yet breathe on the descent.

Men: Helly Hansen Enigma Jacket ($700; hellyhansen.com) and Verglas Randonee Pant ($200); Icebreaker Kodiak Hood ($270; icebreaker.com); CW-X Insulator Endurance Pro Tight ($135; cw-x.com) and Insulator Pro Top ($95).

Women: Powderhorn Soulride Jacket ($650; powderhornworld.com) and Annie Pant ($225); Neve Ava Sweater ($199; nevedesigns.com); Obermeyer Cocona Stretch Crew Neck baselayer ($59; obermeyer.com) and Cocona Stretch Tight ($54)

Snowboarding gear

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Freedom of movement is paramount for the park and pipe, but technical fabrics can save the day. Here are two outfits that are as steezy as they are performance-oriented.

Men: Burton GMP Knox Jacket ($299; burton.com) and GMP Clifton Pant ($169); Burton Fireside Hoody ($70); Icebreaker Oasis Crew ($80; icebreaker.com) and Legging with Fly ($90)

Women: Roxy Torah Bright Bluff Jacket ($300; roxy.com) and Equinox Pant ($150); Dakine Sierra Hoodie ($55; dakine.com); Hot Chillys Micro-Elite Chamois Print Front Zip-T ($75; hotchillys.com) and Micro-Elite Chamois Salsa Tights ($60)

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