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Winter 2018's Most Covetable Ski Ensemble

Local skier Patrick Westfeldt shows what's on our wish list.

Styled by Cindy Hirschfeld Photography by Karl Wolfgang November 21, 2018 Published in the Holiday 2018 issue of Aspen Sojourner

-Völkl’s redesigned M5 Mantra skis (134-96-117) are significantly lighter and nimbler, but just as hard-charging. $699, Gorsuch

-Innovative vents in Giro’s Jackson MIPS helmet aerodynamically funnel air from front to back.  $160, Four Mountain Sports

-Magnets in the frameless Agent Goggle from Giro enable effortless lens swap-outs. $230, Four Mountain Sports

-Smartwool’s Merino 250 Pullover includes a generous T-neck zip for quick venting. $115, Aspen Sports

-Gore-Tex with Stretch Technology inserts in key areas give Outdoor Research’s weatherproof Hemisphere jacket and bib substantial range of movement. $599 each,

-Generous gauntlets and removable fleece liners add warmth to DaKine’s Primaloft-insulated Continental Gore-Tex Gloves. $140, Four Mountain Sports

-At a close-fitting 98mm wide and with Primaloft-insulated liners, Nordica’s ProMachine 120 ski boots promise a holy grail of comfort and performance. $649, Gorsuch

-A special molding process makes Leki’s Carbon HX poles incredibly light yet strong. $200, Gorsuch

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