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Smith I/OX Sno Goggles
Yes, we are a vain tribe. Skiers spent some serious cheddar on their faces last season, with the best-selling goggle going for a steep $183 a pop. Frameless and interchangeable lenses are all the rage, and camo (on the band) is still a thing.
Blizzard Black Pearl 88 Ski
This ski has been the top-selling ski for years now—across both men’s and women’s lines. (Women’s skis have a higher concentration of sales in certain models, due to how women buy skis.) This year, it’s even lighter and stronger. Dimensions: 123-88-108.
Salomon QST 99
The 98mm-ish waist-width is the money spot for men—consumers are finally realizing that it’s way more fun to be able to carve when the pressure’s high than slide around on fat skis all day. The QST is constructed with poplar and a carbon and flax laminate to keep it light and poppy, and a layer of metal for a damp, stuck-to-the-snow feel. Dimensions: 139-98-121.
Salomon X-Pro 80 Women’s Ski Boots
Heat-moldable liners, fully moldable shell, and a calf-adjustment screw that can enlarge the upper cuff up to 1 cm make this boot one of the most comfortable out there. And because SIA’s research proves women value that above all else, it’s no wonder this is a best-seller.
See more women’s comfort boots for 2018 here.
Salomon X-Pro X90 Boots
The X-Pro X90 is a great value—$475—with a look and feel of a much more expensive boot. Its shell is heat moldable.
The 2018 version of the crowd-favorite X-Pro X90 is here.
Kids’ Giro Launch Helmet
Makes sense that a kid’s helmet is the best-selling. Cheers to fearless little rippers.
Check out our preferred helmets from the 2018 Gear Guide here.
Marker Griffon Bindings
No binding we’ve ever tried has as satisfying of a whumph when you click in. So what if you’ve sacrificed a pole tip or two trying to get out of them—the reassurance of knowing you’re not going to prerelease is worth it. The Griffon is made for lighter and/or lower-level expert skiers, with a DIN that goes to 13. They’re also compatible with both alpine and touring soles, thanks to the height-adjustable gliding plate.
Check out all the hot gear for 2018 here.