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The Gear You Need to Stay Safe on the Slopes

Stay safe and stomp out the chill with these athlete-inspired ideas.

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Wear a helmet

Protecting your head is a must. Brain injury is the leading cause of disability among adults under 45.

Oakley MOD3 Factory Pilot Snow Helmet, $170

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Layer for warmth

Icebreaker Winter Zone Long Sleeve Half Zip, $150

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Glove up

Ensure you have the proper protective gear and equipment, and that it works properly, long before you hop on the ski lift.

Kombi La Sublime Mitts in Silver Streak, $100

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Keep toes toasty

Lenz Heat Socks 1.0 (Unisex), $100 at

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Hand warmers come in handy

Heat Factory Hand Warmer (24 pack), $12 at

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Ski in pairs

Don’t go at it alone: Whether skiing or snowboarding, it’s best to have a buddy. World Cup Alpine Ski Racer Marie-Michèle Gagnon shares her winter fitness tips here.

Tecnica Group Canada Blizzard Quattro 7.3, $550, for locations

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Fuel for performance

Qi’a Superfood Snack Bar, Roasted Peanut Dark Chocolate, $2 at health food stores

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Track your stats

Track up to 12 different activity types ranging from running, cycling and swimming to skiing, trail running and hiking.

TomTom Sports app, available late January for Apple or Android

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Stay hydrated

S’Well Teakwood Water Bottle, $45 at