Hit the Slopes Like a Pro With These 5 Things

Ready for some powder? You will be.

People who don’t know better incessantly shit talk snow sports for being too mild mannered or easy. Clearly, those people are idiots. Just because snow is soft, doesn’t mean you are. In the great gamut of extreme sports and exhilarating hobbies, few are more physically challenging and downright brutal as skiing and snowboarding.

Although we’re experiencing a pretty mild start to the season so far, we here at Maxim are staying optimistic that we’ll be up to our usual magnitude of snowfuckery in no time.

And when the time does come, here’s the best slope-side gear to make your year: