The Perfect Ski Getaway

By Ben Hewitt | Boston Magazine |

The Coolest Gear
Because not even bank robbers look good in ski masks.

Clued-in snow bunnies don’t waste time hopping around from store to store. Instead they head to Ski Market, a one-stop shop for the slopeward bound, for waterproof jackets and layering pieces in the latest high-tech fabrics; superinsulated gloves and socks; and snow boots that easily translate from mountain to lodge and back. Unless you’re solely about the après, you may need some skis, too. Not to worry: Unlike at most megastores, the staffers here really know their stuff, and will make sure you get the right pair. -Rachel Baker

860 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, 617-731-6100, skimarket.com.

On him (above): Mountain Hardwear Conduit soft-shell jacket, $190; Killy Berlioz fleece under-layer, $149; Smith Hustle helmet, $120; Smith I/O goggles, $160; Gordini Vector Gore-Tex gloves, $94.50; Marker Celsius pants, $289; K2 Apache Xplorer all-mountain skis with MX 14.0 bindings, $1,300; and K2 5 Speed ski poles, $100. - Photo by Jörg Meyer