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Gear: 8 Things to Add to Your Ski Stash

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Hit the slopes this season with beautifully crafted ski gear, tough equipment and boldly colored accessories

By Dina Mishev

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Photo by Mattia Balsamini
  1. Pole Position

    With a 20 percent carbon shaft (read: feather-light), Rossignol’s Experience Pro Carbon Ski Poles keep the focus on legs rather than tiring out arms. $80, rei.comski gear

  2. Foot Friendly

    Designed by a former ski racer, Apex’s new ML-3 (women’s) and MC-3 (men’s) boots prove comfort and performance aren’t mutually exclusive. $795, apexskiboots.com ski gear

  3. Artful Skiing

    In a workshop in northern Italy, Alessandro Marchi handcrafts what might be the world’s best skis, Foil. As much art as they are high performance: Clients have been known to mount a pair on their wall. From $12,000, foilskis.com 

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  4. Function Meets Fashion

    With water-repellent down and a waterproof/breathable outer layer, Stio’s Shot 7 is the ski jacket of this season. $550, stio.comski gear

  5. Head Case

    Wear a beanie or goggles underneath POC’s new Auric helmet while enjoying increased protection around your ears and temple. $120, pocsports.comski gear

  6. Look Lively

    Switch lenses easily with Smith’s I/O 7  goggles. They look even better with the geometric Navajo strap, a new collaboration between Smith and Woolrich. $225, rei.comski gear

  7. From Mountain to Meeting

    The men’s and women’s models of Dakine’s new Heli Pro 20L pack have different fits, but share a smart design that carries skis, a snowboard and a 15-inch laptop. $90, dakine.comski gear

  8. Ice Ice, Baby

    Bogs makes all-weather boots for Mom and Dad, but none are as cute as this machine-washable, plush-lined, 100 percent waterproof toddler bootie. $50, bogsfootwear.com ski gear

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