PHOTO: David Reddick
The POWDER staff and a group of skiers we call the Powder Order of Sartorial Splendor and Excellence (P.O.S.S.E) spent the week at Solitude, Utah, ripping early-morning groomers, hiking Fantasy Ridge, and party skiing afternoon slush bumps while putting next winter’s newest jackets, pants, and midlayers to the test.
Our annual apparel summit, Thread the Needle, was founded six years ago with a simple mission: Go skiing with the best people and brands we know in order to create POWDER’s October Apparel Guide. Taking feedback from the POSSE, we’ll start to create the guide this summer—subscribe here to have it delivered to your door—but for now, here’s a sneak peek at what’s coming down the line from the following brands:
The North Face