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Trendy goatee not required, but when it comes to clothes, stick with the hip, nonchalant look. With a laid-back fit, Horny Toad‘s Tuckerman jacket (in coal, $170) is made from a stretchy wool blend that looks and feels like boiled wool but is washable, water-resistant, and windproof. It’s paired with Dakini‘s comfy cargo pants ($92) in green piqué fleece. RLX Polo Sport R5 sunglasses; Turtle Fur Diamondback T hat; Mountainsmith pack¿ubiquitous in mountain towns, by the way. (Photo: Brooks Freehill)
Ski-town bartenders often charge locals less for drinks. Isn’t it worth a shot (and make it Cuervo Gold) to look the part? Left: Highly compressible, superlightweight Regulator fleece makes Patagonia‘s R2 vest ($89) a serious skiing performer; its acid-green color makes it a fashion statement. Made from the same 200-weight Polartec fleece as your favorite layering piece, Dakini‘s Mountain pants ($97) fit like casual trousers. Sun or no, indoors or out, don’t go anywhere without shades; here: Briko Starters.Second from left: A margarita is the perfect warm-up after a midnight snowshoe. Patagonia‘s Expedition Weight Capilene top ($65) in feminine cornflower blue is worn under Dakini‘s women’s vest ($72). Horny Toad‘s Soho pants ($80) have an adjustable waistband for a flattering, low-riding fit. Jytte Pipeline hat. Second from right: Horny Toad‘s heathery pullover is called Steve McQueen ($65), which describes its retro insouciance. Another ski-town must is a hat; his: Turtle Fur‘s Anadama. Tecnica Yukon boots; model’s own jeans. Right: Alf‘s Norske Cardigan ($154) gets its homespun appeal from authentic Norwegian trim and a soft, part-cotton Italian fleece fabric. Bollé Parole sunglasses; model’s own pigtails.(Photo: Brooks Freehill)
Left: The favorite ski-town activity other than skiing and partying? Drinking coffee. Do it in Dakini‘s cowl ($76), made from cozy, heathered fleece. Patagonia‘s stretch-woven women’s Guide pants ($169), a technical version of your favorite cargo pants, are equally at home in the backcountry. Jytte Wave Man hat; Pepper’s Honey sunglasses; Dolomite Studio boots.Right: Take the edge off a cold morning in Jagged Edge Mountain Gear‘s Jannu jacket ($160), filled with five ounces of Primaloft synthetic down and quilted in a hip diamond pattern, and Horny Toad‘s ballistic Cordura Soho pants ($70) and microfiber-lined CooWool Lid. Ray Ban Highstreet sunglasses; Salomon Snowclogs¿de rigueur in ski towns.(Photo: Brooks Freehill)
Left: Alf‘s Prüffen jacket ($116) is styled like a retro bomber jacket, but instead of hefty leather, it’s cushy berber fleece. Serengeti Peak sunglasses; Tecnica Montana boots; model’s own cords.Right: Horny Toad‘s Penobscot Zip ($90), made from a soft, lightweight wool blend, does double duty as a jacket and stylie sweater. Killer Loop Pandemonio sunglasses; Jytte Scandia hat.(Photo: Brooks Freehill)