Gear: Ski & Snowboard
About Ski & Snowboard GearShred season is here and that means another year of killer equipment. At Altitude Sports, we searched far and wide to put together our best offering of ski and snowboard gear yet. Find everything you’re looking for in one place, right here.
Made For the SlopesThe best season of the year is upon us––it’s time to hit up ski resorts with the family, go on backcountry tours with friends, and speed down cross-country runs. Whether you’re a seasoned skier or snowboarder or, just hearing terms like “freeride skiing”, “slackcountry skiing”, and “splitboarding” for the first time, you’ve come to the right place.
Whether you’re gliding down a snow-covered slope with two blades and some poles, or throwing a kicker with two feet on the same board, take care when choosing the right equipment. A memorable time in the snow requires well-made gear... you enjoy wearing––it goes beyond a snowboard and a pair of skis.
Stay warm with a heat kit, bag your equipment in Dakine or Thule, and finish off your skis with skins or bindings. Heading into the backcountry? Check out our collection of high-tech beacons by the likes of Mammut, Backcountry Access, and more. We also offer a range of skis for both men and women by Black Diamond, HEAD, and Armada––or, Burton for kids.
At Altitude Sports, we know how to pick good stuff to keep you warm, safe, and ready for fun this winter. We’ve put together an extensive collection of ski and snowboard gear so you can find everything you need this season all in one place.
Ride With Altitude SportsWe stand behind our brands and the equipment they make. You just worry about which one to choose. With so many great options out there, which goggles will you get? POC or Smith Optics? What about the right helmet? Giro, Atomic or Salomon? Lastly, don’t forget to dress appropriately with our collection of durable ski apparel for women and men.
So, you think you nailed it with the perfect jacket, sickest clothing, and tightest accessories but your snow boots just don’t fit right? Have no fear, our wonderful shop policies are here. Take 30-days to return or exchange your items and reordering is super easy with free shipping over $74 across Canada.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you ski in snowboard gear?
Absolutely, you can ski in snowboard gear. The main difference between the two is that ski gear is often made to be more aerodynamic and snowboard gear doesn’t typically take this into consideration. That said, you choose what you like for the experience you want.
Are ski and snowboard clothes different?
To a degree, yes, ski and snowboard clothes are different. Most skiers typically opt-in for tighter and form-fitting clothes to accommodate speed. Snowboard clothes often fit a bit bigger to make space for layering (and they look cool!). Take snowboard jackets as an example: they’re typically longer and looser, whereas ski jackets tend to be shorter and snug. But, you choose what’s right for your ride.
Is snowboarding equipment cheaper than skiing?
Yes, and no. Snowboarding and skiing, for the most part, consume the same amount of money. The difference in cost comes down to what you’re looking for in regards to quality and the mark of the equipment. It should also be considered that skiing requires slightly more gear than snowboarding and that’s going to bring the cost up a bit.