Whether you’re a skier, snowboarder, or lover of all things après, we’ve got everything you need to ensure your winter wardrobe is on point.
And if you still need the most important piece of equipment of all — the skis — head to Moving Mountains, where you can buy some of the season’s hottest skis and 100 percent, (YES! 100 PERCENT!) of the proceeds will be donated to the charity of your choice. You can also donate winter coats at Chicagoland Jewel-Osco locations during the Chicago Bears Coat Drive through Jan. 1.
Want to hit the powder? Reconsider that last-minute flight to Aspen and let our guide to local mountains lead the way.
On the Slopes
Quality ski gear is three things at its core: warm, waterproof, and seriously stylish. We present eight triple-threat pieces.
A figure flattering fit, snow guard to keep out the chill, and zippered pockets for your phone and lift passes? Sold. Ski Down Jacket Elena, Black, $1,990, Bogner
Six words: Water-repellent breathable four-way-stretch. Ski-Dungarees Estee, Black, $890, Bogner
Chunky-knit merino wool ensures your head and ears stay warm and cozy. Mischa Lampert Pompom Trapper Hat, $395, Neiman Marcus
Incomparable warmth? Check. Water resistant shells? Double check. Grippy leather palms? Triple check. Himalayan Mitt, Black, $165, The North Face
This sporty style boasts a zippered ski-pass pocket on the sleeve. ColeTec Ski Jacket, Black, Euro 1098, Frauenschuh
Do your ski pants have stretchy, ergonomic knees? These do. Alex Ski Trousers with Belt Loops, Black, Euro 679, Frauenschuh
Here’s proof that a hat with fur lining doesn’t have to look frou-frou. Canada Goose Fur Lined Hat, Military Green, $295, Saks Fifth Avenue
Allow us to introduce you to the glitten: the dexterity of a glove plus the warmth of a mitten. Hestra Gloves Heli Three-Finger Insulated Gloves, Gray, $140, REI
At the Lodge
Ready to swap that double black diamond for a double Black Label on the rocks? Dressing the part is as easy as après-ski.
If you don’t love the idea of real fur, relax — you’d never know this was faux. Stella McCartney Virgin Wool & Faux Fur Vest, Brown, $835, Neiman Marcus
Regular leggings are a little too pajama, but sueded leggings scream chic, not sleep. Sanctuary Faux Suede Grease Legging, Black Walnut, $109, Juniper Boutique
Whether you’re hiking up a mountain or over to the bar, these’ll do the trick. Mr. & Mrs. Italy Fur-Cuff Felt Hiker Boots, $610, Barneys New York
Because everyone should own a pair of rose-colored glasses. Thierry Lasry Potentially, $575, Space519
Alpaca, virgin wool, cashmere, and silk ensure this wearable hug feels as good as it looks. Crewneck Sweater, Medium Gray, $1,795, Brunello Cucinelli
If you didn’t know you loved Japanese stretch denim, now you do. Fit 2 Jean in Rock, $210, Rag & Bone
Ready to kick your boot game up a notch? Go for navy. New Vancouver Leather Lace-Up Boot, Navy, $535, Moncler
There’s nothing cooler than the classic aviator — except these. Dimitry Vintage Aviator Sunglasses, Shiny Black, $415, Tom Ford
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