The Best Ski And Snowboard Gear For 2015
Hit the slopes with these cool new designs.
1. Vintage Cool
The last time we got excited about poles was three years before never, but late last year we spotted someone rocking these bamboo numbers from Soul Poles and we knew what was on our Christmas list. Twenty-five percent stronger than aluminum, good for the environment and so, so cool. From $125. soulpoles.com
2. The Workhorse
It was 10 years ago that the Völkl Mantra was first introduced, and no ski has since dominated a field like this Teutonic workhorse. Before, you needed fat skis for powder, shaped for carving, but the Mantra ushered in the era of the all-mountain, a category it still rules. volkl.com
3. Sweet Ride
Burton’s Family Tree Landlord Split snowboard’s innovative structural design allows the backcountry rider to scale inclines with ease and float through even the deepest of powder. Versatile enough for diverse terrain and decorated in paint-like graphics, this deck makes for a visually stunning snowboard. $850. burton.com