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Ski weekend!

1.First things first: Before you can start carving up the powder, you'll need a good set of sticks. The camouflage Teneighty Lab CR alpine ski is ideally suited for aggressive big-mountain freestyle riding, $600 from Salomon.

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2. You'll make an even grander entrance at the ski lodge if you're slinging this fox fur Salvatore Ferragamo messenger bag, a cozy home for all your cold-weather essentials, $3,730,

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3. Don't get caught in a whiteout without Bianca ski goggles (no, they haven't been tested by Bianca Jagger), $185 from Prada,

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4. The sun will be not only shining directly clown on you but also reflected up from the pure white snowpack. So avoid going back to the lodge looking like a lobster with a bottle of Malin+Goetz sunscreen with SPF 30 for face and body protection, $16.

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5. Keep warm with the newest from Starbucks cinnamon duke machiatto, a blend of sweet cinnamon, butter, and brown sugar flavors in dense caramel-sweet espresso, $3.65-$435,

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6. You can ignore the windchill factor if you brace yourself in the Blafell jacket; made of Potartec WindPro, it is breathable and more wind-resistant than traditional fleece, $206 from 66[degrees] North Iceland.

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7. Protect your bottom with thermal A|X Armani Exchange pants in regular rise, loose fit. The inner thermal pants can be detached when you don't need the extra layer, $98.

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8. Clinique's Skin Supplies for Men lip balm with SPF 15 will help soothe your dry lips, $10.

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9. The Adventure. Outdoor tool is more than a superbright LED flashlight, It also comes in handy as a digital thermometer, freeze-resistant floating-dial compass, magnifying glass, safety mirror, and whistle, 520 from Red Envelope.

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Title Annotation:ski equipments
Publication:The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)
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Date:Jan 17, 2006
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