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Völkl

V-WERKS BMT 109

BMT stands for “big-moun­tain tour­ing” and that’s ex­actly what this new ski from Völkl does best. A wide, 109-mil­lime­ter waist and rock­ered tip float through pow­der while a car­bon core makes it light­weight enough for back­coun­try mis­sions. [$1,275; volkl.com]

Tec­nica

COCHISE 120

With a 100-mil­lime­ter last and a stiff but not pun­ish­ing shell, the Cochise 120 will charge tram laps at Snowbird. And the change­able sole, light­weight con­struc­tion, and walk mode will help you climb Mount Su­pe­rior, too. [$735; tec­ni­causa.com]

Patag­o­nia BLACK HOLE SNOW ROLLER

You aren’t mak­ing it all the way to Jack­son Hole with a flimsy ski bag. The wheeled Black Hole Snow Roller is su­per durable and wa­ter­proof but won’t weigh down the scales at the air­port. [$329; patag­o­nia.com]

Black Di­a­mond

HALO 28 JETFORCE

TSA reg­u­la­tions can make fly­ing with avalanche airbag back­packs a chal­lenge. But the new JetForce pack uses a fan to in­flate the airbag, not com­pressed gas, which means you

pass air­port se­cu­rity. The pack comes in three sizes, rang­ing from 11 to 40 liters. [from $1,250; black­di­a­mon­d­e­quip­ment.com]

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The North Face

ROLLING THUN­DER

Made from a tough ny­lon fab­ric, the Rolling Thun­der duffel won’t get scratched on the tar­mac. Sturdy wheels make it easy to trans­port, and am­ple pock­ets let you sep­a­rate dirty ski socks from ev­ery­thing else. [$299; thenorth­face.com]

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