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Why not take advantage of both this incredible snow we’ve been receiving and also end-of-season sales by getting some great gear that you won’t have to wait until next winter to wear?

For Nordic skiers, snowshoers and runners, we like the Bjorn Daehlie Spectrum 3.0 jacket and the Bjorn Daehlie Ridge pants.

Bjorn Daehlie Spectrum 3.0 jacket and the Bjorn Daehlie Ridge pants.

Designed for high-intensity training, the Bjorn Daehlie Spectrum 3.0 jacket (MSRP $190) is a versatile softshell jacket that is extremely lightweight and breathable. Features include strategically placed mesh ventilation, elastic panels for mobility, articulated sleeves, and reflective details to increase visibility. Water repellent and breathable, this slim fit jacket is good for a variety of late winter, high cardio sports. It is currently marked down at Gear West for $132 and on clearance at Steep and Cheap for $29.99.

Bjorn Daehlie Spectrum 3.0 jacket.

Just as versatile for late winter high-intensity sports are the Bjorn Daehlie Ridge regular fit softshell pants (MSRP $100). For those who like extra comfort or whose weight fluctuates, the drawstring waistband is a welcome touch. Full-length zippers run from the waist to the ankle and allow for easy take on and removal. Other technical features include windproof construction, DWR treatment to repel moisture and articulated knees to enhance mobility. Currently on sale at Backcountry for $69.96. The mens’ version is also on sale for the same price (Backountry.com)  at REI (dividends, anyone?).

Free Country Swift soft shell ski pants.

Finally, alpine and backcountry skiers and snowboarders needing to snag a spare pair of pants should consider Free Country’s Swift Soft Shell Ski Pants (MSRP $125). Constructed from bonded 3-layer soft shell fabric and lined with Swift fleece, these comfy pants repel moisture and rain. Other features include double snap waist and gripper hem gaiters to keep snow out. More affordable than ever (they are now on sale for $59.99), you might just want to stock up.

Free Country Swift soft shell ski pants.

March is the snowiest month

So there’s no better time to head to the mountains, especially now. Because the unprecedented amount of snow is forcing ski resorts to extend their seasons well into May, you’ll feel confident that you’ll get plenty of use out of recently-marked down gear. Check out our Holiday Gift Guide for more ideas. 

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