OUTERWEAR FOR WISE GUYS
You'll see lots of monochromatic outfits in preppy patterns (think herringbone and houndstooth) at resorts this year, but the waterproof-breathable Motley Crue by Quiksilver is the only suit that looks good (and stays dry) whether you're dropping into the halfpipe or applying for work in the waste management business.($310; quiksilver.com)
SKIERS DIG ON SWINE
Maybe Texans have brought more to Rocky Mountain ski towns than disposable incomes and hearty appetites. These days, down-home BBQ joints are popping up faster than drinking problems. There's Moe's Original BBQ in Eagle-Vail (Moe's third restaurant in the county) and Butte 66 BBQ Roadhouse in Crested Butte. Summit County alone held two nationally recognized barbecue cook-offs this past summer. What's driving this hunger for pulled pork? "It's a good value," says Moe's owner and Alabama native Mike Fernandez. "We just buy a chunk o' meat and throw it in the pit until the fat comes falling out. People go crazy, especially in a place where sandwiches cost 12 bucks."
WHAT'S IN YOUR POCKET?
1 DAKINE SCRATCH WALLET Thin is in. ($12; dakine.com)
2 BUCK METRO KNIFE1.5-ounce penknife and bottle opener. ($22; buckknives.com)
3 KIEHL'S ALL-SPORT "NON-FREEZE" SPF 30 SUNSCREENIf it won't freeze in its tub, it won't freeze on your face. ($16; kiehls.com)
4 CLIF BAR BUILDER'S BAR20 grams of protein to repair damaged muscles. ($2; clifbar.com)
5 CREATIVE LABS ZEN NANO PLUS MP3 PLAYERSmaller than a lighter, it holds up to 500 songs. ($150; us.creative.com)