Lifestyle Travel Briefcase the November 2020 issue

Ski Vacation in Your Future?

Here’s one thing to do and three things to pack for an enjoyable trip.
By Carrie Williamson Posted on October 29, 2020


Luggage Free Less time spent in the airport dealing with checking your skis is less time spent with crowds. Start your ski vacation right by shipping your skis with Luggage Free. Just pack your skis in an airline-compatible travel case or bag, and the company will pick them up at your home and deliver them to wherever you’re staying. Rates start at $79 and include $1,000 of added coverage. You can ship skis to even the most remote slopes in the world, and on-time delivery is guaranteed.


Turtle Fur Ski Hats Skiers have Millie Merrill, the founder of this headwear company, to thank for not having to constantly wrestle a scarf around their necks. A lifelong skier, in 1982 she invented the fleece neck warmer in the shadows of Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak, and the rest is history. Today, Turtle Fur offers headbands, balaclavas, fleece throw blankets and other outdoor products for the whole family. Add some fun to your après ski with one of its faux fur pom hats, as shown above. Handcrafted from 100% wool and lined with fleece, they are warm and comfortable. Choose from dozens of designs and colors. $30 to $75


Darn Tough Socks Another company started by rugged Vermonters offers a high-quality product for skiers and other outdoor adventurers—socks made of high micron 100% merino wool. The fine-gauge knitting prevents the socks from slipping or bunching. The natural antimicrobial fibers of the wool also repel odor, keeping your feet fresh. Reinforced inside and out with nylon and lycra, they are built to last. Among the motifs in the snow socks collection are Yeti, Mama Bear and Snowflake. $23+


Bollé Ski Goggles Ski goggles that fit poorly, fog constantly or have the wrong lens for the light conditions can spoil a day on the mountain. You can hardly go wrong with a pair from Bollé. The company has been producing performance goggles with some of the best optics for decades. The Nevada is yet another great pair. The frameless, cylindrical design maximizes field of view while minimizing distortion, and the double lens is treated with anti-fog and anti-scratch technologies. Comes in a variety of cool strap and lens colors for men and women.

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