2018’s Do-It-All Ski Kit for Women
Shred all winter long with these essentials
Kari Traa Rose LS Base Layer ($100)
Norwegian brand Kari Traa riffs on classic ski style by preserving the slim cut and Scandinavian patterns, then adding stretchy merino.
Giro Stellar MIPS Helmet ($250)
One of the best-looking resort lids on the market, the Stellar has all the bells and whistles, including a dial fit system, six adjustable vents, and a slick magnetic lock on the chin strap.
Ridge Heist 1/4 Zip Hoodie ($100)
Merino makes for the best alpine insulation—it’s warm, it’s soft, and it won’t stink. We like this hoodie from Ridge for the loose cut and discreet thumb loops.
Black Diamond Spark Gloves ($80)
Stylish warmth on a budget is the sell on these women-specific gloves, which are made of leather stuffed with 60-gram PrimaLoft insulation.
Picture Exa Pants ($189)
The story here is the fabric. French company Picture coated these durable pants with an eco-friendly waterproof treatment that contains zero PFCs.
Kastle BMX 105 HP Skis ($1,149)
For skiers sick of chattery carbon boards, there’s the BMX 105 HP. With a silver fir and beechwood core sandwiched by metal, this plank rips icy crud or sun-warmed mashed potatoes.
Marker Griffon 13 ID Bindings ($295)
One of the finest resort bindings around. The Griffon is a durable, lightweight workhorse that releases reliably in a crash and holds on tight the rest of the time.
Black Crows Firmo Poles ($90)
Poles are poles. Get ones that look sweet, like these aluminum beauties.
Burton AK Gore-Tex 2L Blade Jacket ($360)
Burton got plenty right with the Blade, including a long drop hem. We also love the simple styling.
Smith I/O 7 Women’s Goggles ($200)
Lens swapping made simple. The I/O 7’s magnetic release is the quickest and easiest we’ve tried.
Tecnica Mach1 Pro W LV Boots ($840)
The Mach1 Pro bucks the trend of women’s boots being too soft for aggressive skiers: with firm 115 flex, it’s one of the stiffest for lady shredders.
Buff Windproof Neck Warmer ($33)
With Gore Windstopper and plush fleece, this gaiter fends off winter misery.