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Snow gear is stylish and high-tech

Neve Designs commissions original vintage-inspired artwork for limited-edition

Neve Designs commissions original vintage-inspired artwork for limited-edition pieces in the Prima Belle line, like this ski racer top in merino wool, silk and spandex, $149; look for the line at Paragon Sports, Manhattan, and Photo Credit: Handout

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

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.

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