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All the Winter Gear You Need for Cold-Weather Sports

Time to Hit the Snow

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Ski, board, or sip a hot toddy—this mix of gear has got you covered, whether you're torching calories on the mountain or looking good by the fireside.

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Vents on top of the POC Auric Cut Helmet open and close so you can adjust them based on the temperature. Unlike most ski and snowboard helmets, this one is designed to withstand multiple impacts, keeping you safer on the slopes. ($180;

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Slopes Tracker

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Get live updates on altitude, ascent, gradient, pace, and more for your downhill fun from the TomTom Adventurer GPS Outdoor Watch. ($350,

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Central Heating

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The superthin Patagonia Nano-Air Vest keeps your core warm even in freezing temps. The stretchy, breathable fabric moves easily in whatever direction you do. ($199;

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Loaded Bases

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The Helly Hansen Warm Freeze Half Zip and Pant are made with pure merino wool combined with special stay-dry technology that imitates polar bear fur to keep you extra warm, so you won't need more than a vest as a midlayer. (Here's exactly how to layer for winter runs.) (From $40 each;

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Streamlined Snow Pants

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Strategically placed pockets on the lower leg of Spyder Traveler Pants allow easy access to important items without bunching up while you sit on the chairlift. Inner snow gaiters with grippy elastic and cuff anchors go over boots so snow won't sneak in. (From $210;

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Defense Shield

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An extra layer of padding on the Marker 16:10+ Goggles beefs up shock absorbency, protecting the areas around your eyes and cheekbones during wipeouts. The wide frameless lens lets you see without barriers. (From $179;

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Thermal Mitts

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Burton Warmest Mittens are like a tiny space heater for each hand. Tuck the extra-long cuff into your coat sleeve to form a snow barrier. ($100;

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Cushioned Socks

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Cushioning throughout the merino-blend PureAthlete Midweight Ski Socks means your feet stay comfy under tight boots or bindings. (As for what to wear over these socks, try stylish shoes that double as snow boots.) ($20;

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Safety Net

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Sweaty Betty Exploration Softshell Ski Jacket has a high neck and a cozy removable faux-fur collar so you can skip the gaiter. Added Recco technology keeps you safe on the trails: An embedded reflector makes you searchable in an emergency. ($425;

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