Your Spring Riding Gear Guide

The forecast is showing nothing but blue skies and warm temps. It’s official, Spring 2016 is upon us and with Whistler Backcomb announcing it’s extended season, there is plenty of spring riding to be had.

Don’t be fooled, the sun can unforgiving and the temperatures can vary with altitude. In order to have the best time ever in the spring conditions, a dialled set up is required right down to your accessories and we are here to help you get outfitted with the spring riding must have’s!

Portable Speaker

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You never know when and where a party is going to happen when your with your homies on the hill and a party just isn’t a party with out music. The Spy Beacon is water-resistant, water bottle sized and best of all, portable. So be the DJ in the slack country, on the groomers or in the park.

Hat

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Protect yourself from the elements especially that spring sun and keep your long ski bum hair under wraps with a Hershel hat- Timeless and wallet friendly, they can take you from the hill to après!

Lip Chap

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This could be one of the most crucial parts of your spring riding set-up.  After the winter months of covering up from head to toe, the spring wind and the sun are not your lips friends. Avoid a serious case of a chapped kisser with hefty amounts of lip balm. Hurraw is about as pure as they come: vegan, raw, and organic!

Sunnies

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Goggles no longer need to be part of your on the hill repertoire unless your hell bent on rocking that goggle tan. Bring on the sunnies! Smith, Oakley, Spy- We have the brands that are sporting the latest technologies and look fresh.

Park Gloves

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Ditch the negative temp mittens and trade up for some park gloves. Keep your digits cool and protected with out all the unnecessary layers. Bonus: The thin layers make strapping in even quicker!

Vest

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Yes, it’s that time of the year when your mid layer can become your outer layer. A vest is a perfect way to keep warm but not too warm and to maximize your movement capabilities for all those slashes and rotations.

Spring skiing might just be one of the most fun times to be on the mountain, especially now that your outfitted for looking good, riding and hanging out. If you missing any of the above, be sure to stop in and get geared up so you can trade the freshies in for slushies and real good times.