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.
Gearing up young kids for a day outside is a battle. Keeping that gear in place can be impossible. Here’s some help: MFS’s Xtreme Sports children’s sunglasses ($20). The adjustable neoprene band keeps the UVA/UVB sunglasses comfortably on, and there are no frame arms for curious hands to twist and snap. Bonus: The head strap also acts as an around-the-neck keeper, assuring the sunglasses won’t be lost on the way home—which can’t be said about most kid accessories. Available in infant to 12-year-old sizes. http://www.mfseyewear.com