Gear Hub: Snow Season Starts Now

Vail Mountain opening day kicks off Friday, November 10, 2023 with bumpin ’beats at both Lionshead and Vail Village base areas — hot bevvies and complimentary strudel included! Vail snowmakers have been working tirelessly to open the season with 55 acres of terrain including classics like Swingsville, Ramshorn and beginner terrain available at the top of Eagle Bahn Gondola.

As the lifts start to turn and the snow begins to fall, start off your season on the right foot (or ski) with well-made and long-lasting gear that will keep you going.

Laura wearing the Helly Hansen Odin Kit and Gregory Pack

Photo by Chloe Wasserstrom

Scarpa Quattro Ski Boots in snow Photo by Laura Mills

SCARPA Quattro Ski Boots

The SCARPA Quattros are fully equipped with Intuition liners, GripWalk soles and an attractive design. Last season these boots were my go-to and never steered me wrong (literally). Whether I was ripping groomers on a bluebird day or going for a weekend tour I felt secure and supported. The walk mode capability not only serves its purpose when touring, but it also makes the walk to and from the car much more comfortable. If you’re looking for a do-anything ski boot, these are the ones! SHOP NOW


Laura in Helly Hansen Odin Kit Photo by Chloe Wasserstrom

Helly Hansen Odin Kit

The Women’s Odin Backcountry Softshell Kit is made for high-intensity activities where temperature and moisture management are key. A body mapped design, adjustable hood, stretch cuffs and beacon specific pocket make this kit the perfect choice for days in the backcountry. Though this kit is geared towards backcountry skiing, it can be a great choice if you want a sleek look on the warmer early or late season days. SHOP NOW

Goggles in backpack Photo by Chloe Wasserstrom.

Zeal Optics Cloudfall Goggles

The Cloudfall Goggles from Colorado-based company Zeal Optics have a laundry-list of high-tech features. The lenses are polarized, have 100% UV protection and are incredibly easy to switch out according to visibility needs. The strap is comfortable and supportive while the Rail Lock System brings in innovation. No more foggy goggles with the combination of upper and lower venting and everclear anti-fog tech. Envision a beautiful season ahead through the Cloudfalls! SHOP NOW

Gear together Photo by Laura Mills

Gregory Verte 18 Snow Pack

The Gregory Verte 18 Snow Pack has everything you need! The flexible CloudControl hip belt is flexible and moves with your body — no more restriction at the waist whether you’re going uphill or carving down. The insulated hydration harness keeps your water from freezing on the coldest of days and cool on sunny tours. The full-length zipper optimizes easy access to all your must-haves. Don’t forget the padded front pocket perfectly designed for your precious goggles! The Gregory Verte 18 will have your back for seasons to come. SHOP NOW