Face the Elements with the Winter Gear you Need

Face the Elements with the Winter Gear you Need on Where Rockies

Damian Lamartine

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Winter has arrived! It’s time to get outside and play in the snow. Whether you’re hitting the mountain slopes or exploring the untouched backcountry, you won’t last long without the right winter gear. Luckily, you can find everything you need right here in the Canadian Rockies. Where will your adventure take you?


Snowboarding is all about personal style. From freeriding through untouched snow to throwing down tricks at the park, show your best self on every ride.

A snowboarder on a blue and white background does a trick

Photo by Damian Lamartine. Model: Kate Cruickshank

The Helly Hansen Powderchaser Lifaloft Jacket uses LIFALOFT™ insulation, which is a lightweight, extra warm insulation, perfect for the slopes. This jacket also features zipper vents, oversized cuffs and RECCO® Advanced Rescue system.

Helly Hansen’s Powderqueen Bib Pants are waterproof and breathable with two layers of HELLY TECH® Professional fabric.

Accessorize your look with a Baclava from Smartwool, Juniper Gloves from Helly Hansen and a Smith Allure Helmet with fleece lining.

Shop this look at Helly Hansen in Banff with snowboard and winter gear rentals from Chateau Mountain Sports in Canmore.


Alpine Skiing

Whether you like fresh powder or hitting the groomed runs, downhill skiing is all about staying stylish and warm.

An alpine skier on a blue and white background

Photo by Damian Lamartine. Model: Luke Bergmann

The Rossignol Rapide Ski Jacket is designed for performance. High-loft synthetic insulation and heat-sealed seams make this jacket waterproof and breathable. The fit is designed to move with you as you carve up the slopes.

These Ski Pants from Rossignol are waterproof and breathable with built-in gaiters to seal out the snow. The removable suspenders and adjustable waist make sure these pants fit just right.

Accessorize this look with Hestra Gloves, a Smith Quantum Helmet, and a Baclava from Smartwool to keep you warm, dry, and ready for any slope.

Love this look? We got it all – including the ski rentals – at Chateau Mountain Sports.


Fat Biking

From breezy downhills to cardio-inducing uphills, mountain biking is not just a summer sport! Keep warm and don't overheat with natural materials designed to move.

A woman on a fat bike on a blue and white background

Photo by Damian Lamartine. Model: Kate Cruickshank

Layer up with a Merino 250 Baselayer Crew Shirt and Smartloft-X 60 hoodie from Smartwool. Merino wool is a sustainable, lightweight insulator that compresses easily and works when wet.

The Hurry Up Leggings from Lolë are ready for winter! The water-repellent and windproof fabric will keep you warm and dry as you work up a sweat climbing those mountains.

Accessorize this look with a Power Fleece Gaiter from Bula made with Primaloft polyester micro fleece, a Chill Knit Beanie from Helly Hansen, and Merino Sport Wind Mittens from Smartwool.

Love this look? Get it at Smartwool and Lolë in Banff. Rent this fat bike from Rebound Cycle.


Nordic Skiing

Get your heart pumping! Moisture-wicking base layers and lighter, breathable outerwear will keep you going all day long.

A model in cross country ski gear on a blue and white background

Photo by Damian Lamartine. Model: Luke Bergmann

The Menali Mens Quilted Jacket features an athletic fit and has stretch panels under the sleeves and on the back so you can move with ease. The synthetic insulation keeps you warm, even when wet, and compresses when you need to pack the jacket away.

The Craft Core Trim Thermal Midlayer uses thermal fabric with a brushed inside for extra comfort.

The Salomon Softshell Pant is designed for highly active sports. The front has windproof and water-resistant technology while the back is designed to move with you and shed extra heat.

Protect your eyes with Vision Lightweight Goggles. These technically advanced goggles are adjustable at the nose pad and temples. The lens is equipped with Hydro Lens Tech, so you’ll have clear vision in any weather!

Accessorize this look with a Lightweight Swift Toque, perfect for winter aerobic activities.

Get this entire look, including expertly fitted Nordic ski gear, from Strides in Canmore.


No matter your taste for adventure, you can get the winter gear you need from local mountain stores right here in the Canadian Rockies!

Kate Barker