Shopping for the slopes is almost as tricky as making your way down them. You can't tell much about a jacket or glove by looking at them. Technology is at work beneath the sleek surface.

Descente's high-tech Prism jacket, for one, has exclusive Heat Navi solar technology, using inorganic carbon molecules mixed into fabric fibers to reportedly convert sunlight into heat

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Or there's Scott's Roz G. Signature Off-Grid goggles, designed with world champion skier and two-time X Games gold medalist Roz Groenewoud. The vivid-print goggles get high marks for flash and -- less obvious, perhaps -- philanthropy, as a portion of proceeds benefits Right to Play, a nonprofit supported by Groenewoud that uses sports to enhance child development in disadvantaged regions.

Then there's Obermeyer's Kismet jacket for girls that's . . . well . . . just too cute to pass up.

Whether you're a downhill pro or negotiating your first chairlift, we've collected some of the latest gear to keep you feeling warm -- and looking hot.