...besides skis obviously. Everyone has something that their skiing wouldn't be the same without. For me personally it's my Spyder X-Static socks. Hands down the best ski socks I've ever used in terms of warmth, comfort, and their ability to remain relatively stink free even after a long day.
"the string is just a guide John, its just a guide, you have to taper so the light can reach the lower branches!"
Anyway, the hockey jock next to me said "Did you just fucking shit your pants?" I replied "No..." then slowly made my way to the door, with my butt cheeks rubbing tablespoons of ass molasses between their steamy counterparts.