Gear You Don’t Need

Put it back on the shelf and back away slowly

1. Electric boot-warmers: wear thicker socks. Or get thicker skin.

2. A new jacket every year: these fabrics last.

3. A quiver: a resort ski and a backcountry ski will do.

4. A waterproof case for your phone: leave it in the car. Or sweat less.

5. Smart Goggles: just more distractions you definitely don’t need.

6. Furs: seriously, it’s 2016 and you are not an Eskimo.

7. Full-face helmets: you are not Seth Morrison.

8. Two-foot-long fluorescent orange powder leashes: God gave you hands for diggin’.

Eight things to do on a chairlift. Eight free things at every ski resort. Eight’s the magic number.