Hot Fashion & Ski Gear for the Slopes This Winter

We asked three Northern Michigan ski shops to get us stoked about the ski and snowboard days ahead with recommendations for sweet gear and duds. Let the dreaming begin!

A big thank you to Boyne Country Sports and Don Orr Ski Haus in Traverse City and Bahnhof Sport in Petoskey.

This story is featured in the November 2017 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine. Get your copy! 

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Boyne Country Sports // Traverse City

Brian’s Apparel Inspiration
Brian is a very active skier and dad so he appreciates the top-of-the-line technical features of Orage to be comfortable all day skiing but also loves the style to wear the jacket off the hill for day-to-day activities.

Jacket: Rambler, by Orage, $550 // Big mountain inspiration with ALL the features for comfort, no matter the conditions.

Pant: Rambly, by Orage, $400 // Like the jacket, all the features with 4-way stretch for amazing comfort.

Cardigan: Covert Cardigan, by Arcteryx, $179 // What we like to call “the Up North dinner sweater.” Handsome and classic.

Boot: Sub Zero Leather Boot, by Volcom, $140 // Sport it round town. Keep your feet dry. Nice.

The Gear
Nordica Enforcer 93 Skis $799 // Nordica Sport machine 130 Boots $599 // Marker Griffon Bindings $295 // Leki Speed S Poles $129 // Giro Zone w/ Mips Helmet $250 // Giro Vivid Goggles $180 // Patagonia Arbor Grand Pack 32L $129

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Boyne Country Sports // Traverse City

Kelly’s Apparel Inspiration
Kelly is a great snowboarder but she also wants amazing winter gear to wear around town for everyday activities. Great cross-over items with classic colors and flattering shapes with a touch of edge.

Jacket: Baza Insulated Jacket, by Volcom, $140 // Faux leather sleeves with cozy teddy fleece lining … need we say more!

Pant: Species Stretch Pant, by Volcom, $180 // The look of a great wool pant with stretch and function.

Layer: Base Layers, by Icebreaker, $90 // Natural wool that feels great next to your skin.

Top: Poncho Sweater, by Kavu, $70 // It’s a sweater, it’s a scarf. Pop on after riding and look wonderful.

Boot: PDX Wedge, by Sorel, $190 // Classic buffalo check with the edginess of a wedge. Waterproof and warm!

The Gear
Libtech Travis Ripper C2 Snowboard $429 // Union Force Bindings $229 // ThirtyTwo STW Boa Boots$199//Giro Stellar Mips Helmet $250// Giro Contact Vivid Goggles $250 // Patagonia Blackhole Wheelie Duffle $329

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Bahnhof Sport // Petoskey

Spencer’s Apparel Inspiration
Fifth-grader Spencer loves to snowboard! He is all about the accessories—a good helmet, goggles … stuff that will stay put when he flies over jumps. When he is not playing the Minecraft video game, you’ll find him tearing it up on the halfpipe or playing soccer with friends.

Jacket: Gage, by Obermeyer, $149 // Warm, dry and roomy, for the park or slope cruising.

Pant: Porter, by Obermeyer, $129.50 // Spacious for mobility (articulated knees). Extendable legs for multi-season wear. Waterproof + breathable.

The Gear
Junior Nine helmet, by Giro, $110 // Warm and safe. Wear the helmet!
Youth Grade goggles, by Giro, $60 // Pre-teen goggle with solid optics. Tailored for perfect fit with the Junior Nine helmet.

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Northern Michigan Ski Gear

Bahnhof Sport // Petoskey

Lauren’s Apparel Inspiration
Eighth-grader Lauren has been downhill skiing since she was 3. She loves bright, colorful clothing … and spends a lot of time outdoors. Her favorite places to hit the slopes are Crystal Mountain and Mt. Holiday (with plenty of hot cocoa). She is also a member of the girls cross-country team.

Jacket: Aisha, by Obermeyer, $199.50 // Warm, waterproof, windproof and breathable and comes in fab colors (sea glass shown).

Pant: Jessi, by Obermeyer, $129.50 // Pretty and practical: Fractal floral print, and pant can be lengthen as teen grows.

The Gear
Junior Nine helmet, by Giro, $110 // Excellent anti-concussion protection and adjustable for multi-year fit. (Helmets warmer than hats.) Grade goggles, by Giro, $60 // Perfect fit with the Giro helmet. See terrain clearly even on the grayest days.

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Don Orr Ski Haus // Traverse City

Libby + Eric’s Apparel Inspiration
Libby and Eric are ski coaches and are out on a ski hill six days a week. Clothing that can withstand all weather conditions is a must: windproof, waterproof, breathable and comfortable are all key. A fashionable look and fun colors are added bonuses they both appreciate.

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Libby is Wearing

Jacket: Clementine Tri Jacket, by The North Face, $280 // 3-in-1 jacket (down liner, outer shell, combo) with a slim profile. Versatile!

Pant: The North Face About A Day, adjustable waist, tailored Fit, $140 // quality women’s snow pant with flattering, slimming lines? Proof it’s possible.

Hat: Triple Cable Beanie, by The North Face, $30 // Keeping it slouchy with the beanie. Love the pom-pom. Soft!

Gloves: Ultralight Mitt, by Ultralight, $90 // VERY warm with durable outer. Love the look. (Three-year warranty!)

The Gear
Flair 76 skis, by Volkl, $599 // Tecnica Mach 1 85W boots, $399 // Kerma Elite pole, $29.95 // Arrival helmet, by Smith, $130 // Riot goggles, by Smith, $100

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Eric is Wearing

Jacket: Ultimate Dryo, by Scott, $220 // DRYO- sphere outer fabric breathes; high-tech insulation warms. Powder skirt with jacket-to-pant interlock.

Pant: Ultimate GTX, by Scott, $350 // Gore-Tex outer with removable bib and adjustable gaiter—all-condition prepared.

Gloves: Rexfort Mitt, by Level, $140 // Über warm with waterproof goatskin outer; three-year warranty, nice!

Helmet: Knight, by Head, $179 // Visor goggle—no losing googles, since they’re attached. Good with glasses.

The Gear
Strong Instinct skis, by Head, $599 // SX 100 boot, by Lange, $399 // Comp 14T poles, by Leki

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