5 Under $50: Ski Gear Guide

Let’s face it, ski and snowboard gear is not cheap. But in our monthly quest to show you affordable options in our 5 Under $50 posts, we’ve uncovered some killer deals on snow gear.

1) Black Diamond Midweight Gloves $24.95

These aren’t your average, puny glove liners. With goat leather palms, strong Kevlar stitching and a 4-way stretch fabric, you won’t sacrifice dexterity, warmth or durability when wearing these midweight gloves.

2) Black Diamond Transfer 7 Shovel $49.95

This extendable, ultralight snow shovel is one of the best backcountry shovels on the market, and what a great price! Packable, with an ergonomic handle, this backcountry shovel is a marvel in design.

3) Dakine Home Grown Soy Push-Up Wax $12.95

This rub-on wax is perfect for a quick fix on the slopes when sticky snow slows your roll. It’s so small that you can keep it in your pocket, and it’s soy-based so you don’t have to breathe in any harmful fumes.

4) Backcountry Skiing California’s Eastern Sierra $29.00

This must-have Eastern Sierra skiing guide flies off our shelves each winter, helping backcountry skiers navigate some 166 descents between Tioga Pass and Bishop Creek. And if you’re more of a resort-hound, don’t miss Squallywood, the famous guide to Squaw Valley, now on sale, at 40 percent off, for just $14.95.

5) Smith Cascade Goggles $34.95

With Smith’s top-of-the-line goggles hitting $165, the Smith Cascade is a steal considering it has many of the same quality features, like a thermal lens, Airflow lens technology and the proprietary Fox-X lens treatment.

5 Under $50 is a monthly Tahoe Mountain Sports blog series dedicated to showcasing some of our more affordable products. Each month we pick a theme, then show you the gear. Suggest a topic in our comments if you need some shopping help.



I'm Tahoe Mountain Sports' web editor and a 6-year Tahoe resident. Yep, I live the life, with a lake view from my desk, lunch breaks on the beach with my dog, and morning powder runs when the snow's good. I ski, snowboard, skate ski, and cross-country ski in winter, and hike, mountain bike, backpack, and lay around on Tahoe's beaches in summer.


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