REI's Labor Day sale is one of the best ways to score huge deals on ski gear. Take advantage of it and start preparing for the upcoming season now. (Sale prices listed.)
Atomic Vantage 90 CTI Skis ($420)
These skis hold a solid edge on hardpack snow but a little rocker in the tip helps them float when the snow gets deeper making them a versatile all-mountain option.
Giro Balance Goggles ($80)
The spherical Zeiss lenses in these goggles offer a wide, precise field of vision and block out 100 percent of harmful UV rays.
Smith Variance Helmet ($115)
This helmet is all about comfort. Removable ear pads, 18 vents, and a Boa fit system all help dial in the perfect fit.
Dakine Heli Pro Snow Pack ($55)
The original ski pack, it was updated last year with more women’s specific features, like narrower, S-shaped shoulder straps for a better fit. It has a diagonal ski carry, 20 liters of carrying capacity, and a fleece-lined goggle pocket.
Atomic Backland Carbon Boots ($525)
These backcountry touring boots offer 74 degrees of movement in walk mode making them ultra comfortable on the up. A thick plastic shell and carbon spine let them rip on the down.