It’s finally the best time of year again, and no we’re not talking about the holidays. We’re talking about ski season. Yes, the magical season of fresh powder, outdoor hot tubs and snow bunnies is upon us yet again. This means it’s now socially acceptable to talk nonstop about the snow conditions and obsessively check the weather report in hopes of a blizzard. We know that whether you’re a seasoned pro or just getting into the magical sport, having the right gear can make all the difference out on the slopes. So CBS Local Eat. See. Play is bringing you all the must have items to make this season awesome. Go ahead and start doing your snow dance, it’s time to do ski season right.
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Hotronic Footwarmer S4 Custom 2015
There’s not much worse than not being able to feel your feet while you’re out on the hill all day, except for maybe getting some snow down where the sun don’t shine. Instead of taking a hot chocolate break every other run to warm up your feet, get a pair of boot warmers, like the Hotronic Footwarmer S4 Custom 2015’s. With these warmers your little piggys will never be cold again, seriously. They have a battery life that can last up to 18 hours and different heat settings to keep you comfy on even the coldest of days.
Contour ROAM2 Waterproof Video Camera
Between all the Instagrams of your morning cappuccino, Facebook pics of the latest rager you were at, and all those late night Snapchats, you pretty much document your entire life, so why should your snow adventures be any different? With the Contour ROAM2 Waterproof video camera, you’ll never miss a Kodak worthy moment again. Simply strap it to your helmet, turn it on and go. After all, what better way to show all your friends that you finally nailed that misty, or made it down the bunny hill without falling?
Smith IO Interchangeable Goggles with Bonus Lens
Price: $109.99 – $193.00
Hit the slopes in style this season with Smith IO Interchangeable Goggles. These sick goggles have a 5x anti-fog inner lens and patented vaporator lens technology to keep them from fogging up when you need them most, like when you’re jumping off a cliff into backcountry, dropping into the half pipe or just trying to weave your way through the learning area. Plus, they come with a bonus low light lens, so you can see clearly even on the cloudiest of days.
OneBallJay Basic Tuning Kit
There’s not much worse than trying to carve it up on an icy day to find your edges are dull and have them slip out from under you. Ouch. Keep your board or skis sharp this year with the OneBallJay Basic Tuning Kit. It comes with everything you need for the perfect tune up including rub-on wax, a 90 & 88 degree edge tool, an edge file, a ceramic edge stone, a rectangle plastic wax scraper, clear p-tex sticks, a wire file cleaner brush and a zippered pouch to keep it all in.
UCLEAR HBC120 PLUS Sports Helmet Communicator Bluetooth Headset
Instead of listening to the terrible scraping noise of that beginner behind you or the senseless chatter of the snow bunnies on the chairlift with you, listen to your favorite tunes with the UClear HBC120 PLUS Snow Sports Helmet Communicator Bluetooth Headset. This headset allows you to stream and wirelessly control your music, so you can listen to it with powerful hi-fidelity speakers and it’s voice activated so you can change the song without even having to take your hand out of your glove. It also has a boom-less microphone with active noise cancellation so you can take a call from your boss while sliding down the slopes without them even knowing that you’re not in your home office like you’re supposed to be.
By Stephanie Hartmann
Stephanie Hartmann writes and edits E.S.P. Eat. See. Play. lifestyle content for CBS New York.