Now that winter has roared back in a big way across Western Canada, we at Forecast wanted to take the time to shine a light on two standout products from our friends at Peak Performance.

Born in the freeride mecca of Åre, Sweden in 1986, Peak Performance has been producing groundbreaking outerwear-based products for skiing and beyond since its inception, and is in the process of expanding its footprint across The Great White North by establishing its own retail stores, including a recently opened location in the Kitsilano district of Vancouver, alongside its established shop in Whistler, where the brand proudly counts local big mountain skier Weitien Ho—a rising star in the world of skiing who competes on the Freeride World Tour and is featured in Teton Gravity Research’s films—as one of its athletes

Weitien Ho. Photo by Elias Lundh

“I enjoy the variety of gear Peak Performance carries,” he says. “They have gear to accommodate everything from going on adventures in the outdoors to comfy daily life clothing, all while keeping the highest of qualities.”

Made for skiers, by skiers, these Peak Performance jackets have been engineered to cater all needs for a day in the snow, and are meticulously crafted to elevate your experience in the mountains. Here’s a look…

Vertical Gore-Tex Pro 3L Shell Jacket / $1,200 CAD
As part of Peak Performance’s 360° sustainability approach, one of the brand’s major areas of focus over the past few years has been to decrease its number of styles. In line with this goal, the Vertical Gore-Tex Pro collection combines the top features of the Shielder R&D and Vertical Pro lines, removing the two from the range.

Amanda Timm.

A true favorite among athletes, the Vertical Gore-Tex Pro 3L Shell Jacket has garnered praise for its exceptional performance. "My favorite product is the Vertical Gore-Tex Pro 3L Shell Jacket because of the lightness and, more importantly, the stretch that the jacket has,” says professional sit skier Amanda Timm. “As a sit skier, I need a jacket that moves with me, and the Gore-Tex stretch allows that without needing to size up."

This fully seam-sealed shell jacket that’s made partly from recycled fibres is completely weatherproof while still delivering outstanding breathability and mobility. Features include the RECCO Rescue System Reflector, YKK AquaGuard zippers, multiple pockets, a three-way adjustable hood, and much, much more.

Learn more about the Peak Performance Vertical Gore-Tex Pro 3L Shell Jacket by clicking here.

Alpine Gore-Tex 3L Shell Jacket / $880 CAD
This highly durable shell jacket is the ultimate choice for any skier looking for a casual yet functional style both on and off the mountain. Made from three-layer Gore-Tex C-KNIT fabric, the Alpine Gore-Tex 3L Shell Jacket is both soft and comfortable while providing outstanding breathability and protection against water and wind. It’s also been updated this season with a Gore-Tex Stretch panel at the center upper back for freedom of movement, and to top it off, the iconic radio pocket from Peak Performance’s early Alpine jackets is back by popular demand.

Garrett Capel. Photo by Stephen Reed

“My favorite features [on this jacket] are the Gore Tex Stretch panel on the back of the jacket—to allow for better ventilation when touring or sweating while moving—and the helmet-compatible hood,” says Peak Performance ambassador Garrett Capel. “It’s key to be able to throw your hood up on the chairlift and block out the wind, or the random person beside you asking where the pow is.”

Learn more about the Peak Performance Alpine Gore-Tex 3L Shell Jacket by clicking here.

As you gear up for the remaining weeks of the ski season, check out Peak Performance’s website to peruse their lineup of top-tier products, which will help you conquer the slopes in style and comfort while embodying the freeride spirit the brand was founded on.

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