Gear of the Year – Skiing

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Gear of the Year: Ski Buyer’s Guide

Ready to update your ski or snowboard gear? Late winter is prime time to buy. Why? Sales! Find great deals on current season gear from our favorite makers. If you’re shopping for new ski boots, check out our story to get the proper fit before you buy.

Skiing

Burton Anon Nova MIPS Helmet

Burton Anon Nova MIPS Helmet

Made of a hybrid 50-50 shell construction for durability and performance, this has the MIPS (Multi-directional Impact Protection System) to protect your smart parts and the Boa tightening system for dialing in a perfect fit. $219


Burton Anon Goggle and MFI Facemask

Burton Anon Goggle and MFI Facemask

Made to pair with the Anon Magnetic Facemask Integration (MFI) system, the mask seals to the goggles seamlessly and has triple-layer face foam for comfort. The Anon goggles feature Magna-Tech lenses that you can easily swap dependent on the conditions. $229–$299


Patagonia Capilene Air Baselayers

Patagonia Capilene Air Baselayers

Made from New Zealand’s finest merino wool and blended with Patagonia’s Capilene recycled polyester for all-day warmth and comfort. $85–$149


Obermeyer Women’s Trine Jacket

Obermeyer Women’s Trine Jacket

Features two-way stretch and HydroBlock Twill Weave technology, which uses fully coated hydrophobic laminations and a DWR polymer coating to keep you warm and dry…and let’s be honest, cute. $229


Arc’teryx Men’s Sabre AR Jacket

Arc’teryx Men’s Sabre AR Jacket

Ideal for both resort and backcountry skiing, this storm-ready GORE-TEX shell is wind- and waterproof, breathable, and packed with bonuses: built-in Recco reflector, RFID pass pocket, and watertight zippers to keep everything dry. $625


Salomon QST Snow Pant

Salomon QST Snow Pant

AdvancedSkin Dry fabric keeps you dry while AdvancedSkin Warm insulation keeps out the cold. Tailored at the knee for a comfortable, flattering fit. For men and women. $225-$275


Nordica Women’s Promachine 105 Boots

Nordica Women’s Promachine 105 Boots

Great for intermediate-expert skiers who want a slightly softer flex. The 3D cork fit liner molds to your feet without heat, and it’s Isotherm and Primaloft insulated to keep this slim boot dry and warm. $549


Volkl Men’s Katana V.Werks Skis

Volkl Men’s Katana V.Werks Skis

A 3D ridge carbon design with full rocker make these lightweight skis fun to ride, but they can also speed down groomers. The early rise is very progressive so they float like crazy. $1,199


Leki Carbon 14 S Ski Poles

Leki Carbon 14 S Ski Poles

Made of 100% pure carbon, these ultralight poles have aerodynamic, four-finger grooves, and you can mount your Leki GoPro adapter to them. $149

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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, Elevation Outdoors, Park City Magazine, Smarter Travel, and Travel Girl Magazine. She is usually in pursuit of adventure, travel, or some daring combination of the two. IG @missmliss // melissamcgibbon.com

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