The Best in Skiing Gear


11 Winter Gear Must-Haves

Salomon Mirage Plus Helmet in white

Salomon Mirage+ Ski Helmet

This helmet/goggles combination is a game-changing progressive step in ski gear. It’s built with EPS 4D technology for improved safety and has an easy lens changing system. $300

Patagonia Micro Puff Hoody in blue

Patagonia Micro Puff Hoody

Patagonia’s lightest, most packable, insulated jacket to-date. Pair it with a waterproof shell for a warm, dry, and happy day on the hill. $299

Black Diamond Spark Powder Gloves in black

Black Diamond Spark Powder Gloves

These powerful gloves have an extended powder cuff and fleece lining that promise to keep hands warm and dry regardless of weather conditions and daily use. $109

Arc’teryx Shashka Pant in black
Arc’teryx Shashka Jacket in gray

Arc’teryx Shashka Jacket and Pant

Made from waterproof GORE-TEX, the Shashka pair are designed for efficient protection, layering, and movement ideal for any front or backcountry skiing adventures. $499 – $649

Marmot Toaster Capri

Marmot Toaster Capri

Made to wear with ski socks, these lightweight capris are compressible, quick drying, and feature Primaloft Gold insulation panels to guard against wind and cold. $90

Outdoor Research Gorilla Balaclava in black

Outdoor Research Gorilla Balaclava

It may be made for severe mountaineering conditions, but you don’t need to be peak bagging to enjoy the intelligent design and comfortable protection from the elements this piece offers. $42

Kari Traa Akle Baselayer in teal

Kari Traa Akle Baselayer

This essential baselayer is made of 100% superfine merino wool. Translation: it’s incredibly soft against the skin while being breathable and naturally odor resistant. $89

Voile SuperCharger Skis in green

Voile SuperCharger Skis

Available in men’s and women’s versions, these playful shredding sticks are made with hybrid rocker, which allow skiers to turn easier in technical terrain and big bowls of powder alike. $695

K2 Style Carbon Poles in red and black

K2 Style Carbon Poles

Lightweight stability with a new Rip Cord grip-and-release system make these some of the best performing ski poles on the market. $99

Bridgedale MerinoFusion Ski Mountain Socks in blue

Bridgedale MerinoFusion Ski Mountain Socks

Custom cushion socks make a big difference for your feet during long days of powder runs. Made from MerinoFusion, these pairs keep feet warm, manage sweat, and fight odor. $25

Full Tilt Soul Sister Ski Boot

Full Tilt Soul Sister Ski Boot

Widetrack buckles, a modern toe box, and replaceable rubber soles for added traction and durability combine to make these boots powerful and comfortable for hard charging lady shredders. $700


About Author

Melissa McGibbon is the Senior Editor of Outdoor Sports Guide Magazine. She is an award-winning journalist and is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers and the Adventure Travel Trade Association. Her work also appears in Outside Magazine, Lonely Planet, SKI Magazine, Backpacker Magazine, Elevation Outdoors, Scuba Diving Magazine, and Matador Network. She is usually in pursuit of adventure, travel, or some daring combination of the two. IG @missmliss //

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