Winter Gear Guide

Heavenly Ski and Ride School

Wondering what to wear in Tahoe? Check out our weather and snow report and make an informed decision. 

If it's dumping snow, you want to make the most of the pow day with extra-warm waterproof clothing and low-light lenses. If it's a sunny April day you'll want a few different light layers. Check out some products we love from our partners. Find them at the Heavenly Sports store located in the Heavenly Village. 

Helly Hansen

Helly Hansen

Since 1877, Helly Hansen has been on the forefront of innovative products.  Helly Hansen worked to develop what we know today as the 3-Layer System™. The 3-Layer System™ calls for wearing a base-layer, mid-layer, and outer-layer to provide the best possible for protection from the elements.  

The first layer is your base-layer.  Lifa Flow delivers super quick drying next to skin and guarantees that you’ll always feel dry and comfortable.  The HH Active Flow LS is an advanced construction combining Lifa® Stay Dry Technology and fast wicking fibers, making it ideal as an all year activity base layer   In addition, this shirt is constructed with a relaxed fit, making it just as great to wear as a casual piece .  

The second layer is your mid-layer.  Fleece is a standard mid-layer because it is appreciated for its warmth and comfort.  

The final layer is your outerwear.  The outerwear is designed to protect you from the weather.  It will protect your from the wind and snow but also allows for heat and moisture to escape so your skin stays warm and dry.  The new Backbowl Jacket features clean Scandinavian design in a longer, relaxed fit style.  Built for deep freeride days on big mountains in severe conditions, this highly-breathable, waterproof, PrimaLoft® insulated ski jacket keeps you covered while you pioneer new lines. Hi-viz details and brim make sure your friends find you in the deep.  Our Helly Tech® Professional 2-ply fabric with new FLOW membrane, enabling unparalleled breathability, is used in combination with the innovative H²FLOW system, dramatically improving temperature regulation.


SmartWool socks

Men’s PhD® Slopestyle Medium Lincoln Loop Socks
Mountain smarts. Street style. This all-mountain medium-cushioned style comes fully equipped with our 4 Degree™ elite fit system for a dialed fit, ReliaWool® technology for durability and a virtually seamless toe. Designed to celebrate the original socks with style.

Men's PhD® Ski Medium Pattern Socks
When high impact absorption and ultimate warmth are what you need, the PhD® Ski Medium delivers. Nature's finest Merino combined with the latest technology creates socks that keep your feet warm, dry, and ready to go, run after run. Patented ReliaWool™ technology provides superior durability and the 4 Degree™ elite fit system creates a sock that never bunches, slips or binds. With medium cushioned shin and foot.

Women's PhD® Snowboard Medium Socks
The Women's PhD® Snowboard Medium is for the rider looking for all over cushioning and ultimate warmth. Fully equipped with a women's specific fit and mesh ventilation zones, these Merino socks breathe, manage moisture and temperature and are naturally stink-free. We've placed ReliaWool™ technology in high-density impact zones to extend wear and the 4 Degree™ elite fit system to dial in the fit. With medium full-cushioned foot and leg for warmth and impact protection.

NTS Mid 250 Reversible Pattern Neck Gaiter
The pattern gaiter cuts wind while trimming bulk so you stay warm but move light. Its easy-on shape protects the neck, covers the face, even doubles as a hat. Clean seams, all wool, maximally warm. 

Smith Optics

Smith Optics

The I/O 7 is designed for optimized performance and perfect fit: single-pivot quick release for easy lens change, AirEvac™ ventilation for fog-free integration with Smith helmets, dualaxis outriggers that pivot in multiple directions to ensure superior helmet integration, and facial geometry frame design for contoured face fit. All this technology is designed around one of Smith’s largest spherical lenses, providing a maximized field of view and 5X™ anti-fog technology. The I/O 7 was designed through a process of reducing elements to only the most essential, so there’s nothing getting in the way of a great day on the mountain.



HERO4 Session
So small. So stoked.
HERO4 Session packs the power of GoPro into our smallest, lightest, most convenient camera yet, featuring a rugged and waterproof design, easy one-button control, 1080p60 video and 8MP photos. With a sleek, versatile design, it’s at home anywhere—from the surf to the snow, to hanging with friends.



Here in the mountains, we are at higher altitude than you might be used to. Weather you have been coming to (insert resort) your whole life or you have visited us every year since you were little we would like to take this opportunity to remind you that the sun's rays are much more intense at higher elevations. Did you know - With every 3000 foot increase, harmful UV levels rise by 10% -12%?

We recommend using Supergoop! Broad Spectrum Sun Defense Skincare products to ensure proper protection from UVA-Aging and UVB-Burning rays during your stay.  Pick up Supergoop! during your trip at Heavenly Sports – Cecils. 


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