Conditions on the East Coast vary wildly, and skiers need to prepare for everything from biting cold to mild temperatures to dreaded rain events. Strong, responsive skis and boots that can handle the famous Ice Coast are coveted as well as insulated and high waterproofing garments.
A. Liberty Evolv 90
At 90 millimeters underfoot, with full-length vertical metal struts sandwiched between bamboo stringers, the EVOLV 90 is made for carving up East Coast groomers like Jack the Ripper. Morbid? Maybe. Accurate. Yes. A touch of tip rocker will aid you should a fresh layer of snow fall midday.
B. HEAD KORE 93 W
A frontside ripper, the KORE 93 W provides an incredible balance of power and lightness, thanks to the use of Graphene, Koroyd, carbon fiber and karuba wood. Rocker in the tip and tail ensures the KORE is ultra-maneuverable, ideal for Superstar bumps at Killington.
C. Spyder The Combo GTX Infinium Jacket
Designed by Bobby Brown, the Combo Jacket just oozes with style. The two-layer GORE-TEX jacket is built with stretch, ensuring all grabs are made and no spins are inhibited, while a combo of PrimaLoft Silver and Silver Hiloft insulation ensures you never get cold. You’ll fit right in doing your best Brown impersonation at Carinthia Parks this winter.
Pair w/ Spyder The Seventy Pant
D. 686 WOmen’s GORE-TEX Moonlight Jacket
The floral print on this 686 jacket is fresh to death, and, combined with 60 grams of synthetic insulation, will keep you looking great and warm, no matter what the thermometer reads during an Ice Coast winter.
Pair w/ 686 The Utopia Pant
E. Marker Squadron+
The Squadron+ is a favorite of Marker athletes for its oversized fit and incredible field of view. Its magnetic quick-change lens system allows for easy swapping to the included low light lens when that New England weather turns for the worst.
F. Marker Convoy+
A lightweight, low profile and affordable bucket, the Convoy+ pairs seamlessly with the Squadron+ for good looks and top-notch venting. The double in-mold helmet also features a warm, yet breathable liner and adjustable vents to account for the inevitable East Coast January thaw.
G. Nordica Promachine 130
Power and precision: that’s what the Promachine hangs its hat on. Made with a combination of flexible material over the instep, and soft and hard polyurethane, the Promachine provides easy entry, is rigid in all the right places and easily moldable for a stiff-as-hell boot that puts a premium on comfort.
H. Corbeaux Ajax Henley
Corbeaux’s Ajax Henley is a next-to-skin layer that’s soft to the touch, breathes like the Amazon, is quick-drying and looks sexy enough to sport at après. It’s a shirt that you’re going to want to wear all day, every day. Baselayer boxes, checked.
I. Dalbello DS 110 W
The four-buckle overlap DS 110 W combines incredible downhill performance with a comfortable, out-of-the-box fit. Its 99-millimeter last accommodates average foot widths, while a bi-injected polyurethane construction with an ABS plate in the cuff provides great power transmission in a slim package.
J. Flylow Maine Line Glove
Fittingly, this new trigger finger glove from Flylow is named after the legendary, hard-ass lobstermen of Maine. The pre-treated, waterproof pigskin construction keeps you warm, while the lobstah-claw design ensures optimal dexterity and warmth.