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.
AZTECH MOUNTAIN NUKE SUIT, $1850
Downhill racers will stand out in this color-block down ski jacket. Four-way stretch nylon fabric meets every turn with ease. Other noteworthy perks: a built-in goggle cleaner and a headphone holder.
COLMAR FREERIDE WATERPROOF SKI TROUSERS, $490
Lightweight and stretchy, these neon-accented bottoms have side vents to let much-needed cool air in; elastic inner cuffs fit snugly over boots to keep snow out.
BLACK SCALE X BURTON RANSOME MESH TECH TEE, $69.95
Streetwear brand Black Scale lends its dark imagery to a hit-the-slopes collab collection with Burton. The result: Poly athletic mesh that breathes readily and dries quickly (plus a striking graphic).
KJUS BT 2.0 BLUETOOTH LEATHER TRIMMED SKI GLOVES, $400
If you’re the type that never wants to be out of reach, these gloves let you take that call even when you’re on the trail. They’re Bluetooth-enabled and equipped with a built-in microphone and a waterproof loudspeaker.
ANON M3 GOGGLES, $264.95
These fantastically futuristic googles can seal to a face mask or be worn over eyeglasses. Fast lens changes are easily accomplished thanks to a proprietary magnetic connection system (spare included). Plus, cutting-edge technology assures a maximum field of vision.
ARC’TEREX CASTLEGAR TOQUE, $35
This boldly bicolor wool and acrylic oversized beanie keeps your ears nice and toasty with its inner poly-fleece ear band.
FUSALP LINDSEY QUILTED DOWN SKI JACKET, $925
The retro-slim silhouette of this women’s topper recalls the French label’s history of partnering with Olympic ski teams in the ’70s. A modern update: The inner fleece cuffs unfold to double as hand-warmers.
PERFECT MOMENT SKI SWEATER, $240
The high-altitude aficionado’s message comes through loud and clear in a sweater that easily transitions to fit the ski lifestyle—from outside active to indoor chill.