Whether you’re hitting the Northern Michigan ski resorts with two skis or one board, you’ll look and perform great with these hats, jackets, goggles and gear.

Dress Like A Skier

This season, longer jackets in vibrant colors, patterned shirts and solid pants express the free-ride look, as clothing manufacturers are now designing apparel that can be worn by both the skier and snowboarder. Our model (and Traverse graphic designer Eleanor Krautmann) went shopping—here’s the ski outfit she pulled together.


Orage in Heather, $35


Anon Realm Smile in Purple, $120


Orage Lilia, $60


Roxy, with binding, $429


R.E.D. in White, $100

Ski Jacket

Orage Betty, $250

Ski Pants

Lole in White, $200

Ski Boots

Salomon Charm 7 in White Pearl, $299

Dress Like a Boarder

The 2009/2010 snowboard season is all about layers and loud colors. Designers are also moving toward stylish, fashion-influenced cuts. Bright pants, plaid shirts and layering vests show versatility that’s fun and wearable. We turned our other model, Traverse editorial intern Renee Rudzewizc, loose in racks of boarder-wear. Here’s what she picked out.


Coal The Rosalita flap beanie in Violet, $35


Smith Phenom, $130


Burton Profile, $44


Burton, without binding, $469.95


R.E.D. in Aqua, $100


Burton Style Puffy Vest in Red, $99


Volcom Stones Throw Hydro Zip Fleece, $58

Snow Pants

Volcom Carbon Pant, $100

Snow Snowboard Boots

Burton Mint in Pink, Brown and White, $139

Gear and clothes courtesy of Boyne Country Sports 101 E. Front St., Traverse City 231-941-1999 boynecountrysports.com.

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