Skiers' must-have winter gear

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Skiers need to stay warm and dry out in the elements -- look where they compete! Here is a list of must-have winter gear from some of the sport's top athletes:

Steven Nyman, 2012 Alpine World Cup gold medalist (downhill)

• Fischer SOMA Vacuum RC4 150 boots: "These are truly amazing. Ski boots have been stagnant for 10-20 years, with slight innovations in liners and flex. But this Vacuum line changed the game. It form-fits around your foot for a quick custom fit job! No more grinding and punching your boots to make them feel comfortable."

Ted Ligety, 2006 Olympic gold medalist (combined)

• Shred Optics Half Brain Helmet: "I helped start this company, Shred, after the 2006 Torino Olympics. Everybody needs a helmet, whether you are a pro or beginner. I use this one because it's not only stylish, but it is one of the safest helmets on the market."

Stacey Cook, 2012 World Cup silver medalist (downhill)

• POC Helmet with receptor BUG communication: "This helmet is really awesome. Most in-helmet headphones sound terrible, but these really rock and can be productive if you need to answer the phone. POC helmets are the flat-out comfiest, too."

Emily Cook, 2012 World Cup freestyle bronze medalist (aerials)

• Lululemon Brisk Run Gloves: "These lululemon gloves have solved my winter running blues. The touchscreen-friendly fingertips make song switching a breeze, and their stretchy luon keeps me comfy on chilly morning jogs."

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