The Best New Ski Gear for 23/24

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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…

Alpha Infinity Insulated Ski Jacket RRP £550

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The Best New Ski Gear for 23/24

Get an extra day on the slopes with Helly Hansen’s Ski Free programme when purchasing the Alpha Infinity Insulated Ski Jacket this season. One of the most popular jackets features Helly Hansen’s innovative LIFA INFINITY™ technology, which delivers extremely waterproof/breathable protection without the use of chemicals. Available from Helly Hansen and Snow and Rock.

Armada ARV 94 Ski £539.95

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Meet the all new ski-everywhere master of fun. A slightly softer flex than in previous years, giving you a balanced feel for buttering and presses, with stability and pop whether you’re charging through the park or hitting side hits all the way down the piste. New reinforced Wedgewall injection-moulded sidewall gives you a lighter feel but is tougher at the same time. With so many freestyle traits wrapped up in a superb width and all-mountain feel, these truly are your weapon of fun.

Dynafit Tigard 130 Ski Boots £699.95

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If you’re like us, the hunt for hidden powder stashes can often come with the hunt for the elusive lightweight touring boot with free-flowing movement for an easier up but with strong downhill skiing performance, so you can make the most of the powder turns on the way down. With features like the legendary ‘Hoji lock’ system, you get easy and fast switch-overs from tour to ski and locked-down power when you do. Marketed as being as fast as a snow leopard and as strong as a tiger, the Tigard combines a lightweight free touring boot with an alpine ski boot that truly is the one ski boot you need for freeride touring adventures.

Gogglesocs £11.95

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Fed up of constantly scratching your expensive goggles, whether it’s when they’re on your helmet, in your backpack, in your pocket, or in a restaurant at lunchtime? A simple Lycra cover stretches over your goggles anytime you’re not using them. Available in so many amazing designs, you’ll find a suitable one for every skier.

Women’s Alphelia LIFALOFT™ Ski Jacket RRP £480

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The women’s Alphelia LIFALOFT Ski Jacket will keep you warm and cosy on the slopes this Winter thanks to its combination of LIFA® technology with Primaloft® insulation while its fitted silhouette means you’ll look stylish while doing so. The Alphelia is featured within Helly Hansen’s Ski Free initiative and is available from Helly Hansen and Altimus.

Black Crow Nocta Skis £789.95

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The Best New Ski Gear for 23/24

The iconic Nocta has just got even better – a more relaxed flex, cambered underfoot for more liveliness and a new tip and tail shape for easier manoeuvrability. Whether you’re hunting some big open powder fields, popping from pillow to pillow, or ripping playfully down every piste, hitting the powder at the sides on the way down, the Nocta’s playful heart and impressive powder performance will give you a wide powder ski with even more all-round performance. Light enough to go freeride touring, burly enough to have fun doing it!

K2 Anthem 95 BOA Women’s Ski Boot £439.95

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The Best New Ski Gear for 23/24

K2 have brought you another BOA® Fit System boot to the market, this time in the sporty athletic guise of the Anthem 95. If you’re looking to progress your skills further then this sporty boot could be just what you’re looking for. Great fit characteristics with the BOA® wrapping system to hug the lower shell around your foot, giving you a precise but comfortable fit. If you’re heading out for a season and want a sporty boot to play on all season long then these are an ideal option. 

Men’s Bossanova Puffy Ski Jacket £290

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Available in an array of on-trend colours, including the beautiful cobalt the Helly Hansen Bossanova Puffy Ski Jacket can take you from the piste to après whilst still having all the important features such as RECCO and HELLY TECH, ensuring you stay protected from the elements. You will also find it within Helly Hansen’s Ski Free programme and available from Helly Hansen, John Lewis, Snow and Rock and Cotswolds.

Patagonia Retro Pile Jacket £139.99

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The Best New Ski Gear for 23/24

One of the warmest fleeces in our cupboard. Whether we’re wearing it as a casual jacket for when the temperatures start to drop, or keeping cosy at home snuggled up on the sofa, the thick retro pile fleece keeps the cold at bay, and with Patagonia’s classic good looks this will be a go-to item for many years.

UYN National Team Socks £34.90

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The Best New Ski Gear for 23/24

A technical ski sock used by all the major ski teams on the World Cup race circuit for a good reason. The superb fit around your foot and Cool Air Flow channels complement your superbly fitted ski boots giving you even better performance. Combine this with strategic cushioning and its zero cuff design to give you comfort and protection where you need it. Not only are UYN products eco-friendly, the quality is impressive and you’ll also be giving back to the sport – a percentage of all national team socks and thermals goes back to support the National Ski & Snowboard Team. Do your bit to support our team and get some of the best-fitting socks and thermals at the same time.

Imperial Puffy Ski Jacket £290

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The Best New Ski Gear for 23/24

If looking good on the mountains is just as important to you as staying warm and dry, opt for the Helly Hansen Imperial Puffy Ski Jacket. It features a waterproof and breathable design thanks to the inclusion of HELLY TECH and the DWR treatment is PFC-Free. When purchasing this jacket, you’ll get an extra day skiing from Helly Hansen. Available from Helly Hansen and selected retailers.

Faction La Machine Massive 4 Skis £778.95

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The Best New Ski Gear for 23/24

Just because a ski is wide doesn’t mean it has to be heavy. The La Machine family bring you wider off-piste powder skis in a lighter-weight construction, allowing you to tour further afield and hunt the hidden powder fields. Whether you’re heading off for some light champagne Japanese powder, or you’ve booked a cheeky heli drop somewhere exciting, these should definitely be on your radar.

Head e-Super Joy Women’s Ski £699.95

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They feel so light under your feet and easy to roll from edge to edge. They excel in both short and long radius turns, making them very versatile in a wide variety of terrains. They’re superbly smooth and grip beautifully on hard snow and ice. If you are already able to carve your skis and are looking to progress your skiing to the next level, then this is the ski for you. Loved by every one of our ski testers as one of the most fun feel-good skis they skied on.

Thule Wheeled Duffel Bag > Olive Green 

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The rolling duffel has a large, wide-mouth opening that makes it very easy to pack, and the zippered mesh pockets inside help you separate your dirty clothes. Made of sturdy, weather-resistant tauplin fabric and a hard-shell back panel that protect it from damage and wear. The external compression straps keep your items secure and stable during your journey. This is the perfect luggage for outdoor lovers who want durable materials and handy features.

Head Absolut Joy Women’s Skis – £520 including bindings

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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

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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

The Best New Ski Gear for 23/24

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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