7 Must-Have Accessories For Hitting The Slopes

Gay-prés ski!

Snow bunnies, rejoice: Old Man Winter has finally arrived—and the forecast is FUN!

Hit the slopes while the powder is prime, and make sure you have these must-have ski accessories with you. And join Logo at Aspen Gay Ski Week, January 15 to 22.



  1. The Jacket


    There are jackets that keep you warm, and then there’s the Spartan Jacket by Obermeyer. Durable 30k Hydroblock stretch shell fabric protects the body from wind and precipitation as you’re barreling down the run while body-mapped Primaloft insulation and storm-proof stretch cuffs ensure that the heat you bring to the halfpipe stays sealed inside.

  2. The Thermal Wear


    Stay toasty in the elements from neck to toe with ultra-thin 2XU thermal compression undergarments – including tops, tights and socks that allow for unrestricted movement while supporting core muscles, shoulders and arms. (And then there’s the sex appeal.)

  3. The Boots


    Synonymous with function, fashion and performance, Khombu – the official supplier of après ski boots to the U.S. Ski Team – introduces the Wanderers, featuring a weatherproof faux-leather upper, side hook-and-loop straps for easy adjustments, plush faux-fur lining for comfort and warmth and nonslip rubber outsoles for excellent traction so you can give Olympic gayby Gus Kenworthy a run for his medals.

  4. The Gloves


    These aren’t your grandpa’s gloves! BearTek’s weatherproof premium goatskin leather gloves offer two interchangeable modules – Phone and Camera (the latter is specifically designed for your GoPro products) – that sync with touch points on the gloves to give you wireless control of your devices so you can answer calls, play, pause and skip music tracks and capture your adventure in photo or video.

  5. The Goggles

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    Polarized lenses stop light reflection from Mother Nature’s blanket of white while anti-fog construction and soft face foam cushioning make these branded Bogner headband goggles a comfortable and preventative solution to snowblindness.

  6. The Helmet


    Jet down the Black Diamond like you know what’s up (safety!) in the Bogner Helmet Racing, comprised of a polycarbonate outer shell; easy-to-adjust safety strapping, three air chambers to balance temperature and skin-friendly, functional Coolmax padding material on the inside.

  7. The App


    Winter sports get “smart” with the Jollyturns app for iOS (Apple Watch included) that tracks your daily, season and lifetime skiing and snowboarding stats and geo-locates your friends – or that hottie you spotted at the lodge – on a resort’s map to keep track of each others’ movements and establish meeting points without a ton of calls and texts.

Mikey Rox is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in Out, CNN.com, The Huffington Post, The Advocate, Instinct and elsewhere.