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Look Good this Ski Season

Where to shop for ski and snowboard supplies this winter



    Look Good this Ski Season

    Winter is fast approaching and with the dropping temperatures comes ski and snowboard season.

    To make sure you stay warm and safe while out on the slopes, get the latest gear and equipment. This snow season, consider going green and buy jackets and pants made from recycled materials. Some stores have recycled products and Patagonia has a Common Threads Garment Recycling Program for people to donate old jackets, which then help to make new clothing. Other companies are being environmentally-friendly, using wool products from sheep living in good conditions.

    Local ski and snowboard resorts are expected to open by Dec. 15, which leaves just enough time to get the newest technology in equipment and clothing. This season expect lighter and warmer jackets. Some clothing companies are using phase changing materials which have paraffin wax that absorbs energy from your run down the mountain to maintain a comfortable temperature while you are sitting on the lift back up. Look for shorter and wider skis for even better performance and boots are getting more and more comfortable, giving skiers a more natural stance.

    Check out these local stores to find everything from ski gloves to snowboard helmets.

    Ski Center
    4300 Fordham Road NW
    Washington, DC 20016

    Ski Chalet of Arlington
    2704 Columbia Pike
    Arlington, Virginia 22204

    Wili’s Ski & Snowboard Shop
    11236 James Swart Cir
    Fairfax, VA 22030

    1048 Wisconsin Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20007

    REI- Recreational Equipment Inc.
    3509 Carlin Springs Rd.
    Bailey's Crossroads, VA 22041