As Tahoe and most of the lower 48 (excluding the PNW) continues to lack any signs of significant snow in the forecast, we want you to stay safe and happy while out snowsliding on the white ribbon of death at your local resort. Here are 10 gear items to keep you safe, happy, and on the hill:
Stay warm and steezy out there with The North Face Free Thinking Jacket. Featuring a GORE-TEX Pro 3 Layer shell, you’ll be protected from whatever the mountain throws at you. Also, it’s plenty baggy to layer up when temps start dropping.
Take the edge off the angst over the white ribbon of death with the Salomon Chill Out Bib pant. These are sure to keep ya warm and the bibs are removable for those days when the bibs just aren’t for you.
Having a playful park ski in the quiver is a must for early season shredding, and the Line Blend does just the trick. Serving up plenty of liveliness in the park, the ski can also rail a turn on the groomers.
When things are firm, shallow, and groomers are the only thing going on a pair of carver skis can be just what the doctor ordered. Hop on a pair of Volkl RTM 84’s and feel the power we all used to know before the rocker revolution.
One of the most dangerous times of the year can be early season, when the masses are all filtered to the same ribbon of snow. Keep your head safe from the masses with the POC TJ Schiller Receptor Bug Helmet.
Keep your sanity in tact with some tunes as you spin lap after lap on the hamster wheel, all while staying connected to the outside world with the smart phone mic enabled Ink’d headphones from Skullcandy.
Stay faster than your friends on these cold groomer mornings with a little ski wax in your life. Swix LF8 ski wax will keep you sliding fast.
Keep your fingers warm and dexterous when grabbing tail with the DaKine Cobra glove. Complete with GORE-TEX inserts you can be sure your hands will stay dry too.
No day on the hill would be complete without your trusty GoPro to help capture the action, no matter how firm the manmade snow is. With the ultra high definition of the Hero3+ Black Edition you’ll be able to see every last detail of the white ribbon.
Hang out at the cool table during apres hours with the Armada Colorstory Beanie. It will work fantastically to hide your helmet hair.