Trust us. Before you hit the slopes this season, you’ll want to rifle through your boxes of winter gear and ditch the worn-out pieces. Because while your go-to cotton long johns and questionably-waterproof jacket might appear to suit your needs, all it’s going to take is one run down the mountain to convince you that quality matters. Period.
So don’t be that guy. (You know, the one who ends up back at the lodge well before lunchtime.) We’ve done the research for you and found the 10 essential pieces of clothing you’ll need for the slopes this season. From natural merino wool insulation to specialized venting systems, these items will keep you warm, dry, and comfortable while you play in the snow.
Now all you’ve got to do is take to the hill, pick your line, and repeat.