It’s time to burn those Christmas cookies off on the slopes. If you’re in need of a new ski/snowboarding jacket this season, checkout the Spyder Enforcer. It’s basically a top of the line shell, giving you the flexibility to layer underneath appropriately for the weather conditions – hence, allowing for additional breathability and comfort when out in slightly warmer conditions. Restyled for this year, the coat has features including a core ventilation system, removable and insulated helmet compatible hood with adjustable opening, internal mesh goggle pocket, and chamois lens wipe. If you’re out in colder conditions, combine with the Spyder Exit Vest, which will insulate your core without interfering with your range of motion.
GET IT: $325
If you’ve somehow stumbled upon a massive fortune in time for this year’s skiing season, there’s a $59M estate currently available in the popular ski town of Telluride Colorado. Located just 12 minutes from the resort area, this country home resides within a sprawling 298 acre property with a guest house, gardens, helipad, and private trails to explore the picturesque grounds and scenery. While the property is the real draw, the home also comes with 9 full-baths, seven bedrooms and beautiful construction with materials such as bleached cedar timbers and natural stone that is native to the area. See the full listing here.
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If you’re planning to hit the slopes to ski or snowboard this season, make sure you’re wearing a proper jacket. A high-quality ski/snowboarding jacket can be a great investment as a good one can last for multiple seasons. With 100 grams of 3M Thinsulate, the waterproof Spyder Leader Jacket will keep you warm and dry on the mountain without being too constrictive. Other features include Interior stretch cuffs with thumb holes, core ventilation system, removable helmet compatible hood with adjustable opening, and internal mesh goggle pocket.
GET IT: $425
All ski masks are designed to keep your face warm, but few will make as much of statement on the slopes as the Beardski. The Beardski is made with neoprene and thermal woven fleece to protect you from the cold, and the attached 12″ synthetic beard will definitely make you stand out on the lift lines. Shown above is the “prospector” and the Beardski is also available in several other beard styles.
GET IT: $37
This weekend I was lucky enough to hit the slopes in Vermont with some friends. With my new Turtle Fur Ski hat, my head stayed warm despite strong winds and heavy snowfall during one of days on the mountain. Made with handcrafted wool and lined with “Turtle Fur,” the hat proved to be comfortable and warm. Turtle Fur makes varying styles of ski hats, but I prefer the earflap style when skiing.
GET IT: $40
If you’re hitting the slopes to ski or snowboard this season, don’t depart without a decent set of goggles. These Oakley L Frame OTG Goggles will comfortably fit your face (even over prescription glasses) while filtering out 100% of all UVA, UVB, UVC and harmful blue light. An anti-fog coating and ventilation well have you seeing straight without the annoying hassle of constant wiping. Plus, in the spirit of Star Wars: The Complete Saga, their style is Stormtrooperesque.
GET IT: $45