There’s no mistaking Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety on course. If it’s not the hellbent style of attack, it’s the goggles. Remember the hot pink Uvexes at Torino? Well, he was just getting warmed up. Since 2006, Ligety has designed and managed his own line of goggles. They’re hot items with the junior racer set, naturally, but Shred sponsors more freeskiers and snowboarders than it does racers, and sales are said to be booming. At the Solden GS, where the U.S. Team star skied to second place in the World Cup season-opener, he was rocking the new 2010 Omnibot, with its huge, retro polyurethane frame and a blue-tint lens (which looks like it’d be killer for Eastern or low-light storm skiing). Features: universal helmet compatibility; silicone strap lining that grips to headwear; tough, flexible frame; hypoallergenic, multilayer face foam; scratch-resistant, anti-fog double lens; 100 percent protection from harmful rays. Shredoptics.com
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We got an early look at some of the hottest 2016-17 skis from the hottest brands.
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You’ve picked out your loot for this season; don’t leave the kids empty-handed.
Enter for a chance to win a pair of K2 Ikonic 85 Ti Skis
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We hooked up one of our interns with a new pair of K2 Pinnacle 95s, and he won’t stop talking about them.