Elevated Snow Wear

Tech-savvy and design-worthy gear for smartly schussing your way down the mountain.

For winter sports enthusiasts, snow wear has come a long way from the days of shapeless puffer pants and one-piece suits. Today, bold primary accents, form-fitting pieces, and minimalist designs make up much of the market.

But in the end, the true test of gear is whether or not it delivers. "People always ask me what is more important, feeling good or looking good,” says Olympic gold medalist, and now partner in purveyor Aztech Mountain, Bode Miller. His answer: “Functionality prevails over the design, always. When you couple that with a pure straightforward aesthetic, you have something truly special.”

These eight picks deliver both: razor-sharp silhouettes and hi-tech materials made for the slopes.