Don't be afraid to set out on multi-day expeditions into snowy environs — here are some essential items to help you tackle winter adventures this year:

Outdoor Research Floodlight — $425

Outdoor Research Floodlight — $425

It's easy to stay warm when it’s dry and cold. Wet, windy and frigid – not so much. The Floodlight shines a solution on the problem by wrapping 800-fill goose down in a waterproof Pertex Shield shell. Where most down jackets use stitching to hold down in places, which creates holes in the shell, OR bonded the baffles and taped all seams. The result is a fully waterproof down jacket that will stay cozy even in 100 per cent humidity. OR
Patagonia Capilene 4 Expedition Weight One Piece Suit — $240

Patagonia Capilene 4 Expedition Weight One Piece Suit — $240

Its name may be long, but its purpose is singular: warmth. The giant onesie eliminates the gaps and cracks in two-piece base-layer setups — hello, no more snow down our pants! — with a low-profile hood to kick up the heat an extra five degrees. The fleecy base layer's interior grid pattern locks in warmth and also wicks sweat off the skin, while the smooth exterior and thumb-loops help it slide under other layers without bunching. Patagonia
Rossignol BC 110 — $422

Rossignol BC 110 — $422

With 110 mm width at the tip and metal edges, these sticks ski like a lightweight powder board. The Positrack scale pattern on the bottom and lightweight wood core allow easy climbing without skins (on moderate slopes). But it is on rolling terrain where these versatile, hybrid skis excel, gliding across the flats, climbing the hills and turning with ease in between, all without stopping. If the journey is as important as the descent, these should be your skis. Rossignol
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