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As the winter season approaches, snow enthusiasts worldwide are eager to hit the slopes and carve their way through the pristine powder. Whether you’re a seasoned skier or a first-time snowboarder, having the right gear is essential for a safe and enjoyable experience. Last week we dropped into some deep pow and took a look at three winter kits for your riding preferences. This week, it’s time for everything else. Navigating the vast array of accessories can be a daunting task. However, our comprehensive ski and snowboard accessories guide will provide you with the knowledge to make informed decisions about your equipment this winter. 

The Ski and Snowboard Accessories You Need this Winter

Dakine Mission 25L Backpack – $95 

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The Dakine Mission 25L backpack is your versatile companion when conquering the slopes this winter. Its durable construction is unrivaled. The ample storage and dedicated snowboard/ski carry system make it ideal for mountain excursions in the backcountry. However, it is also an ideal pack for a resort day if you are looking to stow away some extra gear in a bag that is just the right size. Plus, its hydration compatibility is an added bonus that will allow you to enjoy the thrill of the ride without having to stop for breaks. (pictured in the Dakine Mission 32L)

Arcade x Teton Gravity Research Belt – $37.95

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Elevate your style and comfort with the Arcade x Teton Gravity Research belt. Two iconic brands have crafted a durable nylon belt with a low-profile buckle. This belt is certain to provide a secure and stylish fit for all your adventures. Whether you’re dropping into Corbet’s or navigating city streets of Jackson, the Arcade x Teton Gravity Research belt will keep your pants in place and your style on point.

Ridge Men’s Inversion Heavyweight Merino Wool Base Layer Crew Shirt & Bottoms – 99.95 & 79.95

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Embrace the warmth of winter in Ridge’s combination Men’s Inversion Heavyweight Merino Wool Base Layer shirt and bottom. Made with 100% merino wool, this base layer provides exceptional insulation and breathability, and its soft merino is so comfortable, it’s luxurious. The relaxed fit and flatlock seams ensure all-day comfort, while the odor-resistant properties of merino wool mean you can wear it from the slopes to the bar without stinking up the joint. 

SnoStrip – $49.95

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We have all been there. You lean your skis and board against your car. Inevitably someone bumps them and they slide down leaving your ride all scratched up. Enter the SnoStip by Rig Strips. This magnetic strip securely holds your skis or snowboards upright, preventing them from falling over and scratching your vehicle. The soft, waterproof material protects your car’s paint, and the strong magnets ensure the SnoStrip stays in place even at highway speeds. Easy to install and remove, the SnoStrip is a convenient and effective way to keep your skis and snowboards safe and your car scratch-free.

Rossignol Opside Hooded Jacket (Men’s & Women’s) – $250

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The Rossignol Opside Hooded Jacket is an ideal midlayer option that seamlessly blends functionality and style. The waterproof exterior and breathable fabric keep you dry, while the synthetic insulation provides excellent warmth without adding bulk. The Opside’s sleek European fit and stylish colorways allow you to transition effortlessly from the slopes to the streets, making it a versatile addition to your winter wardrobe.

Hot Chillys Thermal Socks – $23 and up

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Brave the cold with Hot Chillys thermal socks. Crafted from a soft and breathable blend of merino wool, these socks provide exceptional insulation and moisture-wicking properties that are sure to keep your feet warm. Their seamless construction and reinforced toe and heel add comfort and durability making for a cozy and comfortable combination. 

The Toe Spacer – $19.95

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Having your feet smashed into ski boots all day can be debilitating. Enhance their recovery and your skiing experience with The Toe Spacer. By gently realigning your toes to their natural position, The Toe Spacer alleviates discomfort and improves circulation. This will reduce the risk of common ski-related foot issues such as plantar fasciitis and have you skiing pain-free while enjoying the thrill of the slopes.

Smith x Oyuki collab –  Helmet $140 Goggles $240

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Inspired by the legendary deep snow culture of Hokkaido, Japan, Smith and Oyuki have created a collab helmet and goggles that will have you riding the slopes in style. The Method helmet features Zonal KOROYD® coverage and a Mips® Safety System for enhanced protection. Meanwhile the Squad MAG goggles boast MAG Tech lenses for quick lens changes and ChromaPop™ lens technology for exceptional clarity. The final touch is the collaboration’s unique artwork. Inspired by the beauty of the Niseko region, it gives your gear the personality you want this winter. 

Otterbox 3 in 1 Charging Station with Magsafe – $149.95

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No more bringing multiple charging blocks and wires on your next ski trip. The Otterbox 3-in-1 Charging Station with MagSafe is far more efficient. A compact and versatile charger it will keep all of your essential devices powered up amidst the snowy adventures. Its sleek design seamlessly integrates into your ski lodge or cabin perfectly.

The MagSafe compatibility ensures effortless charging for your iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods simultaneously. Your devices will be ready for the next day’s adventures with minimal effort. Capture the excitement of the slopes and navigate the après-ski scene without worrying about battery life. The Otterbox 3-in-1 Charging Station with MagSafe will keep your devices powered up for whatever winter brings.

About the Author

Rich Stoner is the founder of the après-ski lifestyle clothing and media brand, All About Après. He is also the co-host of the Beyond the Après podcast. No stranger to the ski and après-ski scene, Rich has been a long time contributor for many publications on topics like skiing, gear, beer and food. However, his passion is on the slopes and enjoying good times with good people. You can find him perfecting his craft carving turns and drinking beers in the Green Mountains of Vermont.  @allaboutapres