Smith I/O Recon Snow Goggles
These goggles not only keep your eyes protected, they also have the ability to show you where you are in the world, the speed you’re traveling, temperature, altitude and many more navigation stats. The technology also gives you the ability to text, check caller ID and control your music playlist. You might not ever want to leave the slopes.
$650, Santa Rosa Ski & Sports, 1125 W. Steele Lane, Santa Rosa, 707-578-4754, santarosaskiandsports.com
Grabber Mega Warmer
If you’re heading out into the cold, this is one hand warmer you won’t want to be without. Slip the packet out of the wrapper and the air contact activates the heat within minutes. You’ll feel toasty-warm for 12-plus hours, ensuring plenty of time on the frosty slopes.
$1.99 each, Big 5 Sporting Goods, locations in Napa, Petaluma, Rohnert Park and Santa Rosa, big5sportinggoods.com
You never know what you might need on top of the mountain, but one thing’s for sure: Water is essential. Pack up right with the CamelBak Blowfish, a multi-use daypack that goes from small to big with a slip of the zipper. The 70-ounce reservoir holds plenty of H2O so you won’t get parched when navigating the moguls. The color choices are black and red.
$87.95, Sonoma Outfitters, 145 Third St., Santa Rosa, 707-528-1920, sonomaoutfitters.com
Giro Nine.10 Snow Helmet
Both comfortable and lightweight, this helmet protects your noggin without blocking vision or weighing you down. The 14 vents allow fresh air to move through while also radiating heat. A vent shield helps you take control of your comfort level. The helmet comes in white and titanium colors.
$59-$99, Big 5 Sporting Goods, locations in Napa, Petaluma, Rohnert Park and Santa Rosa, big5sportinggoods.com