Snow+Rock's Top Ski and Snowboard Gear this Winter

The Snow Centre | 22 December 2021

Snow+Rock's Top Ski and Snowboard Gear this Winter

Snow+Rock's Top Ski and Snowboard Gear this Winter

It’s been a long-time coming, but the wait is nearly over.  Snow sports season is fast approaching, and since few of us have had the chance to get any powder over the past year, we thought it was high time to get prepared. We’ve teamed up with the experts from Snow+Rock, to discover their top picks of the latest ski and snowboard gear to hit the slopes in this winter.

Men’s Piste Gear

Jacket - J. Lindeberg Basecamp Jacket

Designed for those who want to make an impact. With advanced fabric technology, it not only looks great but is built for life on the mountains. Mechanical stretch fabric heightens your freedom while the waterproof, windproof and breathable TX SHELL 2L protects you from the elements.

Pants – J. Lindeberg Clarke Pant

The stylish J. Lindeberg Clarke pant will keep you warm, dry and comfortable all day long, with the X-OSPHERE lightweight lining providing breathable warmth and the TX SHELL 2L fabric maximises weather resistance. It’s the perfect transition piece from piste to apres ski.

Ski & Bindings – Völkl Deacon 74

Redefine how you experience the slopes! Uniting competitive edge with playful concepts, every part of this ski is designed to enhance your enjoyment, from the 3D Glass construction, which improves edge grip, to the full Titanal setup, which enhances dynamics. The pre-mounted Rmotion2 binding comes with GripWalk for the required power transfer on the 74mm tip and tail rocker.

Boots – Salomon S/MAX 120 GW

A revolutionary boot, the Salomon S/MAX 120 GW has a Coreframe construction with a thinner shell to make them lighter, more agile and more sensitive for improved power transmission. The Custom Shell HD makes the pre-shaped seamless liner customisable in just 10 minutes for ultimate comfort on piste.

Helmet – Bolle V-Line Photochromic Visor Helmet

Injected with high-quality ABS for solid resistance and high-capacity shock absorption, this is one of Bolle's most advanced helmets. The built-in visor features Phantom’s highest quality photochromic flash mirror lens for exceptional protection against the rays.

Ski Poles – Leki Hot Shot S

A high-strength aluminium shaft and Trigger S system deliver impressive safety and comfort, whilst the built-in tipple carrier ensures you’ll be the envy of all your skiing buddies.

Women’s Piste Gear

Jacket - Toni Sailer Elin Jacket

The Elin Jacket combines style with function to keep you looking and skiing at your best this season. The tailored slim fit has an ultra-modern finish, whilst advanced Thermolite insulation technology and a high waterproof rating ensure it will keep you warm and dry even during heavy snowfall.

Pants – Toni Sailer Sestiere Pant

This longstanding bestseller is a staple in many skiers wardrobes! As well as a flattering tailored fit, this Pant has the technology to keep up with the most active skiers, including pre-shaped knees, a high waistband and elasticated snow gaiters.

Ski & Bindings – Salomon S/MAX W 10

If pushing your limits at every turn is your goal, you need the Salomon S/MAX W 10. This modern high-performance ski has a unique shape that helps you feel in control, giving you the confidence to carve perfect turns and push the boundaries of what’s possible.

Boots – Salomon S/MAX 90 W GW

Designed for women, this boot combines lightness with a perfect fit. The Coreframe construction and Seamless Liner ensure first-class comfort and better terrain feedback, while the Sensitive Shell construction delivers unparalleled snow-feel and premounted Gripwalk enhances walking stability.

Helmet – Smith Women's Vantage MIPS Helmet

This helmet comes packed with advanced tech to enhance safety, durability and comfort. The zonal Koroyd™ complements MIPS® to enhance energy-absorbing impact protection giving you peace of mind, while the hybrid shell increases durability and the numerous vents enable you to fine-tune airflow.

Goggles – Smith 4D MAG

The only goggle you need for all-condition riding, it combines ChromaPop™ technology with quick and easy lens-change tech, while a wide field of vision gives you a better view.

Ski Poles – Leki Stella S

Anatomically formed to suit women's slender hands, these poles also feature a thermal material to help keep your fingers warm, so you can keep everything under control

Men's All-Mountain Gear

Jacket – Patagonia Powder Bowl Jacket

Impervious to all conditions, this jacket will become your new best friend on the slopes. Built with 100% recycled GORE-TEX face fabric, it protects against the elements, while a refined fit ensures this jacket not only delivers, but looks the part while doing so.

Pants – Patagonia Powder Bowl Pant

Perfect for those who love to stay on the slopes when the crowds call it a day, these pants deliver maximum protection with minimal impact. Recycled polyester fabric provides breathable insulation, whilst a two-layer GORE-TEX and durable water repellent finish offers unrivalled protection and the articulated knees give you the freedom for spontaneous aerials.

Ski & Bindings – Völkl Deacon 80

For those who don’t want to compromise, this ski is constructed using 3D. Ridge and 3D.Glass and features Vokl’s 3D radius sidecut technology, which is sure to make you feel at home wherever you ski.

Its built-in LowRide XL binding, with GripWalk compatibility, offers a low stand height for more direct feel and better power transfer.

Boots – Dalbello Panterra 100 GW

Ideal for intermediate to advanced skiers looking for customisable fit and superior comfort, these boot’s Powercage design results in better power distribution and reduced weight without compromising stability. A variable sole angle and adjustable cuff volume provide additional options for adapting the boot, while the GripWalk soles improve stability out of skis.

Helmet – Smith Altus MIPS Helmet

This helmet enables you to adjust venting to match the conditions and your output, so you stay comfortable doing what you love. It brings a host of safety innovations too, including zonal Koroyd® and MIPS® Brain Protection System for energy-absorbing impact.

Women's All-Mountain Gear

Jacket – Picture Seen Jacket

Made sustainably, with the Picture Seen Jacket you can look good and feel good. Their innovative approach uses bio-sourced fabrics and PFC-free membranes for ethical yet long-lasting waterproof breathability. While keeping you warm is a Coremax lining which eliminates cold spots, and a Thermal Dry System, which wicks away moisture.

Pants – Picture Haakon Bib Pant

The ultimate freeride bib, the Haakon Bib is a two-layer, lightweight and functional pant providing complete protection. The removable bib and adjustable suspenders make it versatile, whatever the terrain and however hard you choose to play. Redefining what is possible, Picture utilises sustainable materials to provide exceptional protection with minimum impact.

Ski & Bindings – Salomon STANCE W 84 and M12 Binding

If you’re keen to mix it up, then you need your ski to keep up, and the Salomon STANCE W 84 do just that! At home on groomed corduroy or on carving icy steeps, you can explore all the mountain has to offer. The progressive sidecut coupled with a lively wood core makes it agile and reliable, while the all-new Titanal and carbon construction grips the snow for an enjoyable ski on piste. Team with the M12 binding to complete the system.

Boots – Atomic HAWX ULTRA 95 S W GW

Perfect for all-mountain skiers, the Atomic Hawx Ultra 95 S W GW delivers the legendary Hawk feel and performance. The slimmer profile creates a lightweight shell that is 25% more stable than its predecessor. A heat-moldable liner enables you to get a fully tailored fit, while the Adaptive Fit System Cuff features a removable spoiler for adjustable volume.

Helmet – Salomon Women’s Mirage Photochromic Visor Helmet

This sleek, modern helmet pairs an injected ABS upper shell with a lightweight in-mold lower shell for durable strength and impressive ventilation. The integrated photochromic visor lens reacts to changing light and does away with the need for separate goggles - giving you one less thing to think about when you hit the slopes.

Ski Poles – Scott KoKo

Made from a strong yet lightweight aluminium alloy, the Koko poles have the durability to withstand whatever you throw at them while being light enough to flick forward quickly to plant them at speed.

Men's Snowboarding Gear

Jacket – Burton Men's [ak] GORE-TEX Swash Jacket

One of the smartest jackets in snowboarding! The PrimaLoft insulation focuses warmth around your core for enhanced manoeuvrability, while the GORE-SEAM tape seals against wind and water, and the lightweight, down-proof lining provides fast wicking and breathability. Add to this Powder Gasket Cuffs, a water-repellent waist gaiter and water-resistant zippers, and you’ll be on the slopes all day.

Pants – Burton GORE-TEX Cyclic Bibs

Combining a GORE-TEX membrane with backcountry-tested fit and advanced features, this bib will keep you dry while having the versatility to cope with high-energy riding so you can keep up regardless of conditions.

Snowboard & Bindings – Burton Family Tree 3D Daily Driver

Built for riders by riders, this is the go-to board for versatility. Combining surfboard-inspired convex shaping in the tip and tail with a traditional base contour through the middle gives impressive edge control and a fluid feel in all snow conditions.

The Burton Cartel X Re:Flex bindings are lightweight and durable, with the latest technology to keep you safe and advanced AutoCANT cushioning, which automatically tilts to put you in the most comfortable position.

Boots – Salomon Dialogue Lace STR8JKT BOA

Salomon’s latest boot, the Dialogue Lace STR8JKT BOA, marks the return of a stiffer, all-mountain boot. Featuring fit to ride technology developed with athletes, they combine durability and lightweight feel to deliver comfort and performance from the moment you pull them on, right through to your last run.

Helmet – Oakley MOD 1 Helmet

Inspired by the classic skater style helmet, the Oakley MOD 1 features a lightweight, low-profile design alongside enhanced protection and premium functionality. Ready for wherever you decide to head, it features a Boa 360 degree fit system, goggle integration with ventilation and a smart FIDLOCK® BUCKLE so you can fasten your helmet with gloves on.

Goggles – Oakley Line Miner L

Specifically created to improve peripheral vision, the cylindrical-style design allows the goggles to sit closer to your face for better down and side-to-side vision. With a large-size fit, the Oakley Line Miner suits various faces and has been engineered to fit most helmets.

Women's Snowboarding Gear

Jacket – Burton Women's Amora Anorak

The Burton Amora Anorak brings incredible style to your ride. Elevating the ordinary, the inspired design provides waterproof protection, warmth and on-snow features designed to allow you to make the most of your time on the mountain.

Pants – Burton Women's Amora Pants

This wearable mid-rise pant is ideal for whole days on the mountains. With Burton’s Living Lining, you get the benefit of automatic climate control without added bulk or weight, so you can count on consistent comfort, while advanced waterproofing keeps you dry when the conditions get tough.

Snowboard & Bindings – Salomon Womens HPS - Annie Boulanger & Burton Women's Step On Escapade

Take your boarding to the next level with this dynamic powder design board designed in collaboration with Annie Boulanger and powder shaping craftsman Wolle Nyvelt. The unique, directional tapered profile with moon tail and Salomon’s powder camber allows for hairpin turns whilst delivering superior float and natural grip on groomers.

Team it with the Burton Women’s Step On Escapade binding, a lightweight, strong binding built to perform on any terrain.

Boots – Burton Women's Felix Step On

The boot to choose for the highest level of performance and greatest comfort. Featuring effortless adjustment and precision fit Dual Zone BOA® Coiler Closure System, you’ll spend less time getting your kit sorted and more time on the slopes.

Helmet – Giro Women’s Envi MIPS Spherical Helmet

With MIPS Spherical technology and lightweight, durable construction, not weighing you down whilst providing the best protection is what this helmet is all about. Plus, thanks to Thermostat Control and Stack Ventilation, you are in control of your comfort.

Goggles – Oakley Flight Deck L

Taking inspiration from the helmet visor of fighter pilots, the Oakley Flight Deck maximises your field of view, while Ridgelock Technology allows for quick and easy lens changes without compromising lens seal.

And now you've got all the gear, you're almost ready to for the slopes! Make sure your technique matches your look and get some practice before you hit the mountain. 

Get your ski legs back with a Lift Pass at The Snow Centre. Or if you want to improve your technique, join one of our top instructors to develop your skills with a Coaching session

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