Looking good on the slopes is only partially about perfecting your skiing/riding ability. Making sure you look good on all fronts means dialing in your clothes, equipment and the fuel to keep you stylin' on the hill all day long. The 2012/2013 OTS Ski Test Partners made sure our testers had their look locked in Aspen during the test. Check out what the ski testers were wearing, using, eating and drinking here:
Dakine provided packs and gloves for our testers. The low profile Heli Pack was perfect to stash food, drinks, test cards and goggles with plenty of room to spare. The Dakine gloves were both stylish and warm thanks to a leather outer complete with GORE-TEX waterproofing.
Good 'n Natural kept our testers' motors running with fruit, nut and seed bars straight from Sun Valley. Our crew switched it up and sampled all four flavors: Cranberry Almond, Lemon, Chocolate and Peanut Butter. The bars taste great and kept our team skiing until last chair.
GORE-TEX® was the official outerwear sponsor for the test. Jackets and pants from the likes of Arc'teryx, Marmot, The North Face, Patagonia and more featuring GORE-TEX® kept the testers dry and comfortable in some sweet looking threads. The Dakine gloves worn also featured the durable waterproof protection of GORE-TEX®.
Nalgene suppplied sweet OnTheSnow-branded water bottles to each tester. Most testers tossed these in their pack and broke them out while filling out their test cards on the chair or back at the OTS tent. The convenient pop top made it easy to hydrate without having to shed gloves.
H20 Overdrive knows the importance of staying hydrated when exerting yourself at altitude, and that's why they supplied our testers with their tasty sports drinks. Between Jostaberry Grape Explosion, Lychee Lemon and Tangy Tangerine Freeze, case after case was consumed on the mountain and back in town.
Scott came through with baselayers, goggles and poles for our testers. The lightweight baselayers were perfect for the spring conditions we encountered in Aspen. The goggles fended off the midday Colorado sun that inevitably reflected off the snow. The electric blue poles for our male testers and pink ones for our female testers also really stood out on the hill.
Wigwam socks featuring 3M Thinsulate kept our tester's dogs from barking. These high performance socks provided comfort while keeping everyone's feet dry on a few warm days that required multiple ski changes and binding adjustments. Nothing is worse than stinking up a slopeside hotel with sweaty socks and smelly boots—thanks to Wigwam and 3M Thinsulate, our rooms at the Limelight were smelling so fresh and so clean.