Skier Gear



Smith Holt Park Helmet

Don’t be mistaken for one of the guys. Rip it up in this bright pink helmet. Your head will be protected as well as your bank account. Designed to wear with a thin beanie underneath, so don’t forget your skull cap. $60

Smith Regulator Stance Goggles

Helmet gap is NEVER cool! Always buy goggles designed for your specific helmet. Try the Smith Regulator Stance for a perfect fit with the Holt. Technology and design come together for the best goggle your eyes may ever look through. $70

Stoic Merino Baselayers

These warm baselayers won’t make you feel like you are chillin’ in your undies when you start stripping off your wet outerwear. $50-75

Scott Zuri Jacket

Youthful and bright, the puffy Scott Zuri Jacket in Limeade is sure to make a statement without being too overbearing. Light enough to stuff in a bag, but warm enough to keep you on your edges, this reversible coat can be turned inside out to reveal an all-new, fully-lined, waterproof jacket. Surprise! $195 scott–

Scott Academy Pant

Pair your Zuri Jacket with this well-made pant in Limeade. If matchy matchy isn’t your thing, Scott has plenty of other colors to choose from. Waterproof, tailored and with too many features to list, this pant could be your perfect fit. $200

Leki Colorado Mitt

Who knew Leki made gloves? When we saw these in white, we had to check them out. Real girls know that mittens are a girl’s best friend…not diamonds! These puffy leather mitts are about the warmest we’ve tried. $149.95

Leki Project 19 S Poles

We love these poles, and the fun neon graphics, but are undecided about the new strap design. The Project 19 is fantastic with thin gloves, but bulky mittens make these a pain. However, once securely on your wrist, you can’t beat the support! $129.95

Lorpen Women’s Light Ski Sock

Designed for women seeking a high-performance fit, this sock delivers and keeps toes dry and toasty warm. No added bulk and itch-free fabric make this a sock fit for a queen…or a skier! $19.99

Nordica HR Pro 105 W Boot

Just because this boot boasts a warm “fur” liner and pink accents does not mean it’s not hard core. Aggressive women who don’t want to hang out in World Cup race boots every day, but who still need a solid fit with technical performance, will find this a competitive alternative. $875

Nordica Nemesis Skis

Built for powder and crud, these skis will happily surprise you when kicked into high gear on the cruisers. With true camber underfoot and in the tail, as well as the slow rise powder tip profile and user-friendly 98 mm sidecut, the Nemesis offers a chatter-free ride at any speed and in any conditions. $900

Marker Griffon Binding

Sometimes, looks really do matter. You don’t want any old binding mounted to your Nemesis. You want something lightweight and functional, but also strong and safe. You want a binding that is easy to click into, affordable and most importantly…IT MATCHES YOUR SKIS! $229


Bern Baker Helmet

The clean and simple styling of the original Baker Helmet make this one of the most recognizable and unrivaled lids on the market. With straightforward colors, cool visor and a seriously cozy, removable liner you will feel like you’re wearing your favorite hat instead of a hard, goofy helmet. $99.95

Oakley Crowbar Goggles

The boys at Bern ride exclusively in Oakley Goggles, so they developed their helmets specifically with Oakley in mind. The Splice, A Frame and Crowbar all work synergistically with Bern. Get the top-performing (and fan favorite) Crowbar for a precise fit and exceptional clarity. $95–145

Spyder First Chair Down Jacket

We are addicted to soft, insulated puffy coats that flex with our bodies instead of feeling like a heavy deadweight hanging over our shoulders. How can you go wrong when you combine the flawless technology of Spyder and a design that’s meant to slay the powder? The only thing wrong with the First Chair Down is that it should have been named the First Tram Up! $278.95

Spyder Godfather Pant

This pant will flow with your First Chair Down Jacket without being too obvious. Stepping away from Spyder’s typical looks, The Godfather is edgy, new and will keep your back end warm while making it look sinisterly good! Grab the powder mafia and hit the park! $148.95

Leki Hang Loose S Gloves

Perfect for the warm-blooded man who despises bulky ski gloves! These gloves deliver with their soft, flexible body built from high-quality, waterproof materials, including leather palms and fingers. Where we struggled with Leki’s removable Trigger S Speed Grips while wearing the plush mitts, they fit perfectly with the Hang Loose Gloves. $119

Leki Rodeo Vario Speedlock Poles

When you find a great thing you just stick with it. Leki makes the best poles, hands down! The Rodeo is a loud and fun alternative to your everyday pole. Versatile and functional, it can be adjusted for many different uses, situations and people. The Trigger S Speed Grips allow you to interface with any Leki glove! $169

Atomic Tracker 130 Boots

Made specifically to maximize your performance on a wide ski with a 5 mm increase in stand height (to improve edge grip). Atomic also took in the type of skier who would be on these and made a high-performance, bad arse boot and then, just for fun, included a customizable intuition liner, better traction for hiking and a power release control cuff that lets you stand upright. Get them locally at Sports Den. $699

Rossignol S7 Freeride Skis

Arguably the best Freeride ski of 2010/11, Rossignol’s S7 will change your life FOREVER! This ski will outperform in any condition and on any terrain. Rossi’s Amptek Technology may sound gimmicky, but when you get these bad boys on you’ll wish that Amptek was in the brew you downed this morning! Get these before they are gone…trust us, they’re disappearing fast. $799

Rossignol FKS Bindings

This legendary binding is back on the market and anyone who is truly legit is jumping for joy and wishing they could afford a new pair. The 180 provides the highest DIN ratings available, which means serious retention for big-mountain skiers. Look for deals on the web to save a few bucks ($339.95 for 180s at or check out the more affordable (hardly) FKS 140 with a lower DIN. Both can be used on today’s fat skis. Available locally at Sports Den. $375–$525


About Author

Rachael Hodson followed her love of skiing from Washington to Utah. Entrenched in the ski industry for more than 18 years, she worked as a tech rep for Atomic, a ski instructor at both Alta Ski Area and Solitude Ski Resort, and was a freeskiing competitor and action sports model before turning to writing. Rachael currently makes her home at the base of Little Cottonwood Canyon with her husband and two sons, Noah, 11, and Isaac, 8.

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