-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, outdoorresearch.com

-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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