The Gear Closet: Mountain Town

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The Gear Closet: Mountain Town

You’re posting up in a classic mountain town for the next week—think, Aspen, Jackson, Whistler. You’ll need your ski gear, of course, but also all the essentials for hitting the town when the lifts stop spinning, and luggage to haul it all. We’ve highlighted a few of our favorite items to maximize your time living the ski town life this winter.  

A. Arc’teryx Nuri Coat

Buy Now — $399.99

Leave your ski jacket for the slopes and hit the town wearing this stunning grey-goose down coat from Arc’teryx. A quilted pattern and tapered design give the Nuri Coat a sophisticated touch while a water-repellent shell keeps you covered when the town turns into a snowglobe. 

B. Dakine Infinity Toploader 27L

Buy Now — $80

The organizational limit in the Dakine Infinity Toploader does not exist. A designated, padded sleeve keeps your laptop safely stowed while pockets both inside and outside of the 27-liter pack provide a spot for every travel accessory. Magnetic buckles make closing up the pack easy in a rush. 

C. Oakley Anorak Sunglasses

Buy Now — $166

Never sacrifice a good view to subpar lenses. The Anorak sunglasses feature a subtle styling as well as Oakley’s Prizm lenses for incomparable visibility out on the slopes and on the town.

D. Boulder Denim Canadiana Skinny Fit Indigo Jeans

Buy Now — $148

The stretch-comfort of leggings combined with name-brand style, the Boulder Denim jeans are made for athletic women who like to look and feel good on the go. 

E. Picture Organic Clothing Haakon Jacket & Bib

Buy Now — J: $349.95 | B: $229.95

This 58-percent recycled polyester kit is as easy on the environment as it is on the eyes. The dual-density construction of the jacket–knit on the back of the hood for stretch and breathability with woven fabrics on the back for durability–and a chemical-free DWR treatment on both garments makes this a reliable kit season after season and the sleek design and print maintains timeless style.

F. Kari Traa Sundve Knit

Buy Now — $110

With a Nordic-inspired design, this wool-blend Sundve Knit sweater from Kari Traa will keep you toasty warm and looking hot from après to post-dinner cocktails.

G. Wild Rye Evie Raglan Baselayer

Buy Now — $109

A good layering system starts next-to-skin and you can’t go wrong with Merino wool. The Evie Raglan is stylish and functional, with a 100-percent Merino wool construction that will keep your body temperature regulated, no matter the weather, and will smell fresh as daisies for the whole of your trip. 

H. Oyuki Maad GTX Mitt

Buy Now — $149.95

Pro skier Maude Raymond designed the Oyuki Maad GTX Mitt for women who like to add an extra touch of flair—that red leather!—to their outerwear kit. The GORE-TEX digit protector is loaded with 200 grams of PrimaLoft Gold insulation for an ideal combo of warmth and fashion.  

I. Forsake Alma

Buy Now — $149.95

Rise above the road slush in sophistication with the Alma sneakerboot from Forsake. The suede and high-top build are runway-worthy, while its wedge heel keeps your feet out of the deep and a rugged Peak-to-Pavement outsole gives you a firm grip on icy sidewalks. 

J. Giro Method

Buy Now — $130

The minimalist frame of the Method paired with its VIVID lenses creates the optimal combination of a wide field-of-view and color- and contrast-enhancement while a non-absorbent material on the top of the goggle prevents fog from blinding you.

K. Giro Stellar MIPS

Buy Now — $250

The Stellar is equipped with MIPS technology to safeguard your brain from impact while Giro’s In-Form Fit System provides incredible adjustment for comfort. Active vents give you the ability to control the exact amount of airflow to keep you cool and prevent goggle fogging. 

L. Buff Original Lucid

Buy Now — $20

Keep your face and neck protected from the sun and wind with a hint of style thanks to the Buff Original Lucid, made with 100-percent recycled REPREVE microfiber.

M. Juniper Ridge White Sage Cologne

Buy Now — $35

Leave the chemicals out of your cologne and opt for this all-natural, essential-oil-based scent, by Juniper Ridge. The gender-neutral white sage fragrance will transport you to the depths of the wintry woods. 

N. Osprey Farpoint Wheeled Travel Pack 36

Buy Now — $240

Spare yourself the extra checked-bag fee and carry-on the Osprey Farpoint Travel Pack. With 36 liters of space and internal compression straps to cinch everything down tight, the Farpoint is ideal for packing clothes and other essentials you’d rather not check. Its two, heavy-duty wheels can handle any terrain you encounter—from the airport to snowy streets and beyond.


Buy Now — $579

Made to excel in all conditions, the MSP CC is an energetic and playful ski that gives back whatever you put into it. A wide shovel with early rise in the tip and tail makes these sticks fun in a new layer of fresh but camber underfoot stabilizes everything for smooth riding through rough terrain. 

P. evo Roller Ski Bag

Buy Now — $139.95

Get all of your gear to your favorite resort in one piece by packing it in the Roller Ski Bag from evo. A two-ski main compartment complete with a strap to secure your planks, protective sleeves for your poles and a storage pocket, allows you to fit all of your essentials, while plastic railings on its bottom ensure durability and rigidity when sprinting through the airport.