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Schuss down the slope green and clean this season with Attraxion Echo skis for women. Rossignol's first environmentally friendly all-mountain skis are made with more natural and sustainable materials such as linen fibres and poplar, and fewer harmful materials such as petroleum-based products and lacquers. www.rossignol.com; $999.


Free-ride or race with Lange's Super Banshee, a powerful boot that comes with a shock-absorbing gel tongue, elasticized power strap and replaceable Vibram toe/heel lugs for easy hiking. www.langeskiboots.com; $699

Satellite Messenger

Don't leave the chalet without Spot Satellite GPS Messenger, a pocket-size SOS device that can transmit your location to an emergency service centre, or to family and friends, who can also track your progress on Google Maps. www.findmespot.ca; $169, plus a service subscription that starts at $99.99 for 12 months.


The lightweight Giro Seam Helmet manages temperature and comfort levels with a ventilation system that fine-tunes airflow (to avoid overheating and foggy goggles) and an ergo-friendly dial that allows the wearer to find the perfect fit. www.giro.com; $169.99.


Smith Optics' I/O Mirror goggles have 100-per-cent UV protection, a versatile all-season lens tint to reduce eye fatigue, and a rimless design that allows you to interchange your lenses in a snap. www.smithoptics.com; $190.

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