Mission Cargo Pants

When seeking deep powder on cold and windy outings, having a pair of high-quality ski pants is paramount, and the Mission Cargo Pants from Helly Hansen are among the best out there. No matter what conditions the mountain dishes out, the high-tech insulation and patented outer-layer fabric keep my lower body the right temperature while working up a sweat earning my turns. These breathable, waterproof trousers also include numerous ski-specific features, such as a jacket/pant-compatible snow-skirt, articulated legs and knees, goggle pocket, and venting zippers. They’re even equipped with the RECCO rescue system, for added security when skiing at the resort. $250; hellyhansen.com