The 2019 season has officially kickstarted. In order to fully appreciate the season, everyone knows you need all the gear, even if you have no idea. Here are our top tips for what to pack:Open Wear This nascent clothing brand is committed to producing sustainable technical gear, all made of recycled plastic bottles. This winter they released an all-new range of shell jackets, shell pants and insulator jackets. All designed by and for skiers with deep powder turns in mind. Niseko, Japan has been their testing ground, and if you're lucky enough to go cat-sking in Japan you’ll notice this is the brand of choice for the local guides. Racysuits Whether you’re planning to win the Slalom race at The Ski Week Aspen or simply want to be the best dressed at apres-ski, Racysuits are our recommended choice. Our favourite is naturally the The Ski Week limited edition suit, but in all honesty, we do like the pineapple version too! Icelantic Skis Hand-made in Colorado, Icelantic skis are some of the highest quality skis you’ll find. They’re also bad-ass to shred with, and the weapons of choice for The Ski Week crew. Take a special look at the Nomad 105 LTE and it’s ocean inspired artwork. H. Holderness Base layers are one of the most important items of clothing you can have on the slopes. They keep you warm and cozy even though the wind might be strong and the thermometer shows - 15C. Check out H. Holderness for all the badass female skiers out there. They are both comfortable, warm and hella trendy. Hestra Gloves may not be what makes you most excited about going skiing but, none the less, warm and dry hands are very important for a good and long day on the mountain. Their classic glove, Army Leather Heli Ski, is best in class and a no brainer for anyone venturing into the back country. For sunny days in Obertauern check out Fall Line. Protect our Winters Started by possibly the best snowboarder of all time, Jeremy Jones, Protect Our Winters are working to keep the snow on our mountains for us and future generations to keep enjoying skiing as we do today. For all skier & boarder friends you have, a membership and T-shirt from POW is the perfect Xmas gift. You can travel light if you know the right things to pack for the pistes.