Gear: 8 Things to Add to Your Ski Stash

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

By Dina Mishev

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.com

  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 

  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 

  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.com

  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.com

  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.com

  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.com

  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