Gear Up For A Great Ski + Snowboard Season With Carepoynt


For every person who dreads winter’s dark nights and chilly temps, there’s a powderhound who can’t wait for the streets—and, more importantly, the local mountains—to be blanketed with snow. For you ski bunnies and snow boarders, we’ve got some excellent news: this year, your Carepoynt membership will reward you when you gear up for the snow-sports season!

Keep your purchases (some of which may be relatively big-ticket items) in the Carepoynt partner family, and they can add up to wonderful rewards…on the mountain, or almost anywhere. Here’s how to maximize your Carepoynt membership this winter, while you’re out there enjoying the white stuff.

Skis, Boots, Bindings + Poles: Earn 6x Poynts per dollar with Backcountry

If you’re looking to upgrade your ski or snowboard kit this year, you’re in luck: our partner has put together a comprehensive 2018 Winter Gear Guide, with gear groupings (including hardware as well as clothing and accessory recommendations) curated by their famously knowledgeable Gearheads from the season’s very best new equipment. Shop top individual picks by usage, such as touring, all-mountain and freeriding, or trust the experts to assemble the ultimate ski or board kit—either way, you’re in great hands.

Performance Outerwear: Earn 7x Poynts per Dollar with Columbia Sportswear

We all want to look cool on the slopes. But if you’re interested in clothing that’s been trail tested in the most unforgiving conditions on the planet, only Columbia Sportswear can say that their gear has passed muster with their two “Directors of Toughness.” Yes, that’s an actual job title at Columbia—so when you’re shopping for the warmest, driest ski or snowboard jacket or pants, you can be sure you’re looking at the most advanced, ultra wind-and-waterproofed technical fabrics and tough-as-nails construction on the market.

Goggles + Helmets: Earn 500 Poynts for Purchases $99 and up with Oakley

If Oakley is the goggle-and-helmet brand of choice for accomplished U.S. Ski and Snowboard Olympians like Lindsey Vonn, Mikaela Schiffrin and Sage Kotsenburg—not to mention dozens of other winning athletes around the world—it’s probably a pretty solid bet for weekend warriors like the rest of us. With industry-leading optics technology featuring best-in-class polarization and lens tints, impact protection, UV shields and award-winning lens-helmet integration, Oakley is the gold standard for slopeside eye and head protection.

Everything Under the Winter Sun: Earn 4x Poynts per Dollar with Proboardshop

For savvy comparison shoppers and folks who like LOTS of choices, our partner Proboardshop is truly a one-stop winter sports shop. From cozy base layers and beanies to close-outs on last year’s gear and clothing, this selection is a gold mine for shoppers who thrive on value and selection.

Not sure your quads are ready for a full day of monster moguls and blistering steeps? Earn 9x Poynts per dollar when you pick up some last-minute strength training gear—we recommend Plyoboxes and Exercise Bands for building leg strength—from SPRI. And when you ARE ready, avoid the $40 cafeteria lunch by packing healthy snacks from UrthBox (1,500 Poynts) or Graze (200 Poynts).

Tim Stanley