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Do not be unprepared when hitting the slopes. Kick in your boy/girl scout ways and be prepared for all the curveballs cold climates might throw your way. If you think your invincible on the slopes, think again. You’ll need to protect your eyes from the wind and snow, secure all your belongings when you’re hiking your last desired ridge and insulate your body from possible frostbite. Bring your brain when snowboarding or skiing. Don’t leave it at the lodge.

The Dakine Mission Pack available at dogfunk.com carries more than meets the eye. It fits your video camera, a laptop (for at the lodge), a water bottle pocket and a fleece-lined sunglasses pocket. This is a must-have for the videographer of the snow sporting group. It will also carry your snowboard vertically.

The DC Onyx 1st Layer pant or long underwear is crucial for bundling up while on the slopes. These will keep your legs warm and dry all day long. The pants are made of thermal polyester knit fabric but are said to feel light under your clothes. Seen here is the camo/shitake style. Also available at dogfunk.com

Anon Optics’ The Realm is a pair of durable goggles that will protect your eyes while allowing you to see the mountains clearly, both obvious benefits. It comes with Spherical Lens Technology and Air Mesh Ventilation. It has strap adjustment and a pivoting system that allows you to adjust according to your face and helmet shape. These are available through Burton.

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