The 2016/17 Breck Gear Guide

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Breckenridge Ski Resort is home to some of the best skiing and riding in the USA, with terrain and features for every skill level and everyone in the family. If you want to get the most out of your ski vacation, be sure that you have everything you need to enjoy a day on the slopes.

Make sure you’re covered from head to toe and ready for whatever Mother Nature throws your way with our 2015/16 Breck Gear Guide:

Stay warm with gear from Helly Hansen:

Since 1877, Helly Hansen has been on the forefront of innovative products.  Helly Hansen worked to develop what we know today as the 3-Layer System™. The 3-Layer System™ calls for wearing a base-layer, mid-layer, and outer-layer to provide the best possible for protection from the elements.

The first layer is your base-layer.FW16 HH Warm Freeze 1/2 Zip –  The best wool base layer on the market.  Combining the unique Lifa® fiber technology next to skin to keep you dry, with a premium Merino wool exterior with superior insulating and wicking properties.

The second layer is your mid-layer.  Fleece is a standard mid-layer because it is appreciated for its warmth and comfort.

COUT JacketThe final layer is your outerwear.  The outerwear is designed to protect you from the weather.  It will protect you from the wind and snow but also allows for heat and moisture to escape so your skin stays warm and dry.  The Alpha 2.0 abounds with technical highlights: The Alpha 2.0 Jacket features PrimaLoft® Insulation with a body–mapping philosophy to keep you warm in the right areas, and our highly innovative H²Flow system turbocharging mechanical venting keeps you dry, warm, or cool depending on the outside conditions.

See the mountain clearly with Smith Optics:

SmithIO7The I/O 7 is designed for optimized performance and perfect fit: single-pivot quick release for easy lens change, AirEvac™ ventilation for fog-free integration with Smith helmets, dualaxis outriggers that pivot in multiple directions to ensure superior helmet integration, and facial geometry frame design for contoured face fit. All this technology is designed around one of Smith’s largest spherical lenses, providing a maximized field of view and 5X™ anti-fog technology. The I/O 7 was designed through a process of reducing elements to only the most essential, so there’s nothing getting in the way of a great day on the mountain.

Capture every memory with GoPro:


  • HERO5 Black is the most powerful and easy-to-use GoPro ever, thanks to its 4K video, voice control, one-button simplicity, touch display and waterproof design. Smooth stabilized video, crystal-clear audio and pro-quality photo capture combine with GPS to make HERO5 Black simply the best GoPro. Directly upload footage to your GoPro Plus cloud account for easy access on your phone
  • With its stunning 4K video and one-button design, HERO5 Session may be the ultimate combination of performance and simplicity. Liquid-smooth image stabilization, voice control and small, rugged, waterproof design help capture life as you live it. Then HERO5 Session can automatically upload footage to your GoPro Plus cloud account, providing easy access on any device.

Protect your skin with Supergoop!:

SuperGoop!Here in the mountains, we are at higher altitude than you might be used to. Whether you have been coming to Breck your whole life or this will be your first ski trip since you were little, we would like to take this opportunity to remind you that the sun’s rays are much more intense at higher elevations. Did you know – With every 3000 foot increase, harmful UV levels rise by 10% -12%?

We recommend using Supergoop! Broad Spectrum Sun Defense Skincare products to ensure proper protection from UVA-Aging and UVB-Burning rays during your stay.

Pick up Supergoop! during your trip at Breck Sports on Main Street or in One Ski Hill Place.

Keep peace of mind & sole with Vibram:vibram

Now you can tread everywhere in confidence.  Introducing Arctic Grip from Vibram. Discover a whole new world of grip and performance on slippery, wet ice. Arctic Grip is the most advanced cold weather gripping system Vibram has ever created.  Arctic Grip soling technology featured in the Merrell Moab FST ICE+ Thermo.

Keep those toes warm with SmartWool:

There’s nothing worse than cold toes on a powder day, so make sure you get socks that are warm, comfy, and stay in place so that you aren’t messing with them through your boots. SmartWool gear is developed in partnership with elite athletes, and their design provides both comfort and style.

Men’s PhD® Slopestyle Medium Lincoln Loop Socks

Mountain smarts. Street style. This all-mountain medium-cushioned style comes fully equipped with our 4 Degree™ elite fit system for a dialed fit, ReliaWool® technology for durability and a virtually seamless toe. Designed to celebrate the original socks with style.

SmartWool PhD Sock 2Men’s PhD® Ski Medium Pattern Socks

When high impact absorption and ultimate warmth are what you need, the PhD® Ski Medium delivers. Nature’s finest Merino combined with the latest technology creates socks that keep your feet warm, dry, and ready to go, run after run. Patented ReliaWool™ technology provides superior durability and the 4 Degree™ elite fit system creates a sock that never bunches, slips or binds. With medium cushioned shin and foot.

Women’s PhD® Snowboard Medium Socks

The Women’s PhD® Snowboard Medium is for the rider looking for all over cushioning and ultimate warmth. Fully equipped with a women’s specific fit and mesh ventilation zones, these Merino socks breathe, manage moisture and temperature and are naturally stink-free. We’ve placed ReliaWool™ technology in high-density impact zones to extend wear and the 4 Degree™ elite fit system to dial in the fit. With medium full-cushioned foot and leg for warmth and impact protection.

SmartWool Neck GaiterNTS Mid 250 Reversible Pattern Neck Gaiter

The pattern gaiter cuts wind while trimming bulk so you stay warm but move light. Its easy-on shape protects the neck, covers the face, even doubles as a hat. Clean seams, all wool, maximally warm.

– Tony Cooper

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