Every year, we at InTheSnow test and evaluate the latest and greatest ski gear on the market, and select the top products that stand out for their innovation, originality, and quality. We have done the hard work for you and narrowed down the choices to the best of the best in each category, whether you are looking for skis, boots, poles, helmets, goggles, jackets, gloves, bags, or even the essential thermal underwear.
Here are our verdicts on the most impressive New Ski Gear for the 23/24 season…
Head Absolut Joy Women’s Skis – £520 including bindings
Completely redesigned with women’s biomechanics in mind, allowing you to progress your skiing with less effort and added performance. Head’s “Better Balance Technology” helps keep you in balance, aiding each turn. Incredibly stable at speed, giving you the confidence to let your skis run even on steeper slopes. Their lightweight construction and redesigned shape make them easy-turning and playful in all types of snow, so whether you enjoy cruising the pistes or dropping into the powder, this ski will not disappoint.
Nordica Unlimited 120 Dyn – SRP £530
The Unlimited is as happy ripping down steep terrain as it is skinning back up again. The innovative wire closure system wraps precisely around the lower foot with just one buckle enabling quick release of the entire system when hiking or skinning.
POC Skull Dura Junior Helmet – Marco Odermatt Limited Edition – £189.95
If you’re a Marco Odermatt fan then this will surely be on your wish list for this winter. With all the impressive protection you’d expect from POC combined with an eye-catching signature-style matt-silver Marco Odermatt lion graphic. When you’re wanting to ski as fast as Odermatt, make sure your head is protected in style.
Men’s Titan Saffron Jacket – RRP £520
The Titan Jacket is a Spyder legendary piece. With top-tier water resistance technology upgrades and exciting new colorways. 80g PrimaLoft® Silver Eco insulation, YKK® AquaGuard® zippers, a forearm pass pocket, and more. Upgraded with 360° stretch EXO Shield technology and almost unparalleled 30k/20k waterproof breathability.
OOSC Yeh Man & Yeh Girl: Jacket: £295 Pants: £220
Inundated with rider-driven details and performance-enhancing fea- tures, the Yeh Man & Yeh Girl range has everything you need to send it this season. Featuring a blend of pastel tones with darker options to allow you to express yourself hiking and dropping into gnarly backcountry, cruising the piste or throwing it down in the park! OOSC invite you to showcase your style with matching jackets and bib pants, for the first time this year in women’s fit.
POC Skull Dura Junior Helmet – Speedy Dolcezza Limited Edition – £249.95
A stand-out graphic for those of you who like your kids to be seen in the crowd. Speedy chequered race flags, pineapples and everything Italian inspired combine together for the go-faster kid with a fun attitude. With this kind of go-faster mentality you’ll also need impressive head protection, and that’s why the POC Dura junior helmets are one of the safest on the market whether you’re racing or ripping the mountain.
Women’s Vida Jacket Electric Blue: RRP £380
The Vida Jacket is as stylish as it is technical. Classic design lines with a luxurious faux fur accent on the hood for that après look you want, while showcasing our 4-way stretch EXO Shield technology. You will find the Vida fit to be generous and accommodating, yet incredibly flattering. 80g of PrimaLoft® Black Eco Insulation and a 20k laminate to keep you insulated and protected from the elements.
AULP Sammy Men’s Ski Jacket – RRP £189
The SAMMY men’s ski jacket is a great multi-usage jacket; an urban and ski look at its best. Regular fit; anthracite colour with detachable hood; lycra inner sleeve with thumb loop. The jacket has a snow skirt with non-slip elastic, a waterproof zip and cuff tightening.
DEGRÉ7 DRAC Ski Jacket – RRP £289
The DRAC Ski Jacket is a chic ski jacket from Degré7 which combines practicality with urban style. Its waterproof membrane and bi-stretch fabric help keep you dry and agile on the slopes, and the 100% recycled polyester insulation makes sure you are warm and cosy on your adventures.
Atomic Hawx Ultra XTD 130 BOA – £699
If you’re looking for the latest technology with a superb functional fit and great performance on the uphill and the down, take a look at the new Hawx Ultra with BOA closure. The BOA cable gives you more uniform wrapping pressure around your foot as you tighten or loosen the dial. A recycled wider rubber sole for some eco-credentials with better grip whilst boot packing and a built-in GripWalk sole for better binding compatibility. Combine all this with a burlier XTD touring mechanism and their award-winning fit and you have a boot for powerful all-season skiing and touring.
Atomic Backland XTD Carbon 120 GW Ski Boot – £630
If you’ve been trying to find the holy grail of a touring boot with some Alpine tendencies, as you don’t want to compromise on the performance down but you do want to explore a bit further off the beaten track, we may have found the answer: the Atomic Backland XTD ski boot. Its cable closure gives you good wrapping performance. Its walk mode allows you to explore the mountains in comfort. Combining a rubber GripWalk sole and tech inserts allows you to use it with multiple ski and binding combinations, giving you a superb one-boot quiver.
Thermic: S.E.T Ultra Warm Performance Ski Socks + S-Pack 1400B set:
RRP. £290.00 (Sock + S-Pack 1400B battery set)
The finest technical, heated socks for skiing. The patented SMART.ELASTIC.TECHNOLOGY® allows Thermic to integrate the thin 2mm heating line discreetly into the sock to provide a warming action around the toes. SMART.ELASTIC.TECHNOLOGY® means integrated heat without impacting fit!
Men’s Dare Pant True Navy: RRP £330
Spyder’s new EXO Shield fabric with 4-way stretch, recycled polyester, and 30k/20k waterproof breathability, we dared to take this fan favorite to new heights. With increased mobility, the Dare Pant keeps you toasty warm, too, thanks to 40g of PrimaLoft® Silver Eco insulation. Whether you prefer to rock your snow pants with or without suspenders is up to you, as the Dare’s suspenders easily detach. Coming in seven colorways, the Dare delivers simplistic performance in a color that will match your favorite Spyder jacket. Do it all with ease, no matter the conditions, with the Dare Pant.
Lange Sliders (Limited Edition) – £49.95
Ahhhh, that feeling when you take your ski boots off at the end of the day and slide into a pair of the new limited edition Lange sliders! They’re waterproof when walking on snow, so keep an eye out for all the World Cup racers wearing theirs. Of course, they’re equally at home for all-year-round use whether you’re at the beach, out and about or as a comfy pair of slippers – chill out this winter with a pair of Lange sliders.
Atomic Backland 88 Skis – £499
Great versatility and lightweight touring combined into one ski. Its newly redesigned sustainable core gives you better all-mountain skiing with a lightweight touring construction for days out in the wild. The Backland 88 combines lightness with power for rougher, choppy snow, so you can now have a lightweight touring ski with more power for all your all-mountain adventures.
Nordica Steadfast 85 DC: £500
The mountains are calling – and Nordica’s Steadfast is just the answer. With an emphasis on versatility, these all-mountain skis are at home in any terrain and all conditions. For a ride that’s as powerful as it is playful, they showcase Nordica’s Double Core technology. Whether laying down turns in corduroy, lapping the trees and bumps, or ripping through soft snow, you can depend on the Steadfast to amplify your performance and fun. And for skiers who demand even greater precision and response, the Steadfast 85 TI DC embeds an elastomer Pulse core and a layer of titanal between two wood cores. Charge the mountain in confi- dence with Nordica’s Steadfast.
Atomic Cloud C9 Revoshock Light Women’s – £499 including bindings
One of their benchmark women’s skis for its skiability across a broad spectrum of levels and its classy good looks. The Cloud range of skis delivers smooth grippy piste skiing in an easy-to-manage package. Luckily their graphics will match any outfit as you’ll be keeping these for a while as they grow with you as your skiing progresses from an intermediate to an advanced skier. Easy turning, lightweight with an added touch of performance.
Atomic Cloud Q11 – £599 including bindings
A wider-bodied all-mountain ski that will not compromise when you’re carving on piste, charging through crud or floating through powder. Designed to open up the mountain with its all-mountain piste-skiing performance whether you’re an intermediate skier starting in forays off-piste, or an advanced skier with an adventurous spirit. They’re light and playful with a performance side for when you feel like pushing your speed boundaries
Lange Shadow 130 LV – £559.95
Replacing the ever-popular Lange RX range of ski boots with a completely new construction, this gives you more power and direct transmission to the ski edge. ‘Boosted Power Transfer’ amplifies your input to the boot through the mechanical advantage of the Dual Pivot and Suspension Blade technology – meaning what you put into the boot you’ll get out in performance from the ski. An improved shape gives you impressive heel hold, and they’re available in two widths for added comfort. Dual core gives you a smooth, continuous flex with great rebound. If you’re looking for a performance piste boot to boost your performance then this is definitely going to be the hot one for this winter.
Sidas Ultrafit Race Socks – £49.95
A close-fitting thin sock with compression materials built in to give you the utmost in performance and fit – whether you are a racer wanting a close-fitting sock for your race-fit boots or you’re a precision skier who wants to have more direct contact with the boot. A silicon grip strip underfoot gives you added contact with your footbed with no excess movement and more performance. With built-in compression to help prevent fatigue and lactic acid build-up, these will keep your legs powering from turn to turn, run after run, day after day.