Many an eye is caught by the sight of skiers and snowboarders taking charge at Colorado's Loveland Ski Area, the resort that surrounds Interstate 70 at Eisenhower Tunnel, providing 270-degree lines. And now is the time to make a pit-stop for a few turns. Last season, the resort opened the new 400-acre playground known as "The Ridge," which offers the highest chairlift-serviced terrain in the Northern Hemisphere at 12,700 feet. Just be sure to pack your technical apparel¿the high elevation means strong wind and extreme conditions can roll in at anytime. That's why we chose Loveland to showcase the best of this season's technical fashions. Like Loveland, they're hardcore, accessible and affordable.