Ski & Snowboard Gear

The nuts and bolts! The tools of the trade! The basics! Make sure you’ve got all of your gear to crush your day on the slopes.

  • Ski or Snowboard

    You won’t get very far without these! Bring your own or rent. Ski Butlers and Breck Sports offer gear rental discounts to BGV owners and guests.

  • Boots

    Don’t forget those ski or snowboard boots. Pro-tip: don’t leave your boots in the car overnight, or you’ll have cold toes and stiff boots!

  • Helmet

    Stay safe and play all season! Check out Crainiologie on Main Street if you’re in the market for a new helmet. They have a wide variety of options and styles to choose from. Not only will your helmet help to protect you from injury, it will also serve the purpose of keeping you warm!

  • Ski Poles

    Skiers should remember to bring the poles to avoid getting passed by skating snowboarders on the cat tracks!

  • Goggles

    Bring along your goggles as well as appropriate lenses for the conditions. Visit the experts at Sun Logic for all the goggles advice you could ask for!

  • Ski Pass or Lift Tickets

    If you are a season pass holder, make sure you have your Epic pass packed along. Purchase tickets online in advance if you are planning on buying single-day tickets!

Snow Clothing

Ski or ride all day with the proper gear to stay warm and dry!

  • Baselayers

    The base layer, or layer closest to your skin, is arguably the most important! Look for moisture-wicking, quick-dry fabrics, and avoid cotton to stay dry and warm. If it is an especially cold day, you may want an insulating mid-layer such as a thin puffy jacket or pullover to trap heat. Smartwool socks are a great option for ski socks!

  • Outerwear

    Ski jackets and pants on the market today have many features- goggle pockets, powder skirts, armpit zippers, and more. While these features add luxury to your skiing experience, they can also be expensive. The most important features are that your outwear should be waterproof and insulated!

  • Mittens or Gloves

    Keep those fingers warm! Ideally, your mittens or gloves should be waterproof and cover the wrists to keep snow out. Mittens will keep your hands warmer by keeping all your heat trapped in one pocket.

  • Neck Warmer

    A neck warmer also known as buff, gaiter, or balaclava, provides an extra layer of comfort on your day in the elements. This little piece of material makes a big difference! They can also serve a dual purpose to keep your cheeks and face warm as well.