Get Outside in Westchester With This Must-Have Winter Gear

Planning a winter escape to the slopes around Westchester County? Stock up on this cutting-edge gear before you go.

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Before we know it, the snow will be falling and Westchester will resemble a winter wonderland. But, before that happens and the winter festivities commence, it’s time to get your hands on winter essentials and gear, from cutting-edge skis to a next-level helmet.

GoPro HERO12, $349

A long-lasting, rechargeable 1720 mAh battery combined with a 2.27-inch screen, as well as a 27 MP sensor capable of capturing 5.3K video, catapult this to the top-of-the-action camera heap. Add video stabilization and a scratch-resistant lens cover, and you have one outstanding way to capture your next slope-side victory.

 

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Yukon Charlie’s Adult Pro Snowshoe Kit, $161

This kit lets you get out on the hills lickety-split, with a newly redesigned snowshoe featuring signature Tech Weave decking, Fast Fit II Easy Pull Binding, a Free Flex ankle system, and trekking poles, as well as a sturdy travel bag to boot.

Yukon Charlie’s Adult Pro Snowshoe Kit, $169.99
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2024 Blizzard Sheeva 9 Women’s Skis, $749

SKI magazine dubbed these gems an Editor’s Choice for the top performing skis of 2024. Who are we to argue, considering they have Blizzard’s Freeride TrueBlend Woodcore, allowing for a versatile ride down the slopes?

Patagonia Black Hole 40L Wheeled Duffel Bag, $455

Cart around your winter gear in style with this versatile and weather-resistant wheeled bag boasting a DWR water-repellant finish, multiple zippered external pockets, and durable, oversized wheels to navigate that ski lodge without a hitch.

Patagonia Black Hole 40L Wheeled Duffel Bag $299
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Kettler Snow Flyer Snow Sled, $159

Little ones can spend all day on the hills in this next-level sled featuring a center metal handbrake, integrated tow line for stress-free transport, and a sophisticated steering and runner system to allow for easy maneuverability.

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Kettler Snow Flyer Snow Sled $119.95
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SMITH Vantage Helmet, $118-265

Featuring a cutting-edge 360 halo design and a super-cool profile, this innovative helmet by Smith Sport Optics earns its keep, with MIPS Brain Protection System made to shield your head from angled impacts, as well as AirEvac technology. It’s an essential piece of winter gear for holiday sporting getaways near Westchester.

Driftview Waterproof Anorak, $225

Speed down the mountain in this striking jacket with a seam-sealed DryVent shell that allows for easy movement, a waterproof construction with a dual-entry kangaroo pocket, and a helmet-compatible hood and roomy fit ideal for extended sessions on the slopes.

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