The Sundance Film Festival is the only time you’ll see film enthusiasts, ski bums, and celebrities awkwardly matching in water-repellent gear. Kicking off yesterday, the thirteen-day event will show highly anticipated movies like Very Good Girls, starring Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen; Ashton Kutcher’s take on Steve Jobs in jOBS; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s debut directorial effort, Don Jon’s Addiction. While most people are headed to Utah to check out the films, everyone knows the real draw of Sundance is nearby (and amazing) mountain resorts like Snowbird and Brighton.
When hitting the powdery slopes, stylish amateurs would be wise to strap on Roxy’s kaleidoscope-printed snowboard: It has magnetraction technology to ensure a solid grip on the runs, the better to ward against any unwanted tumbles. Add a bright jacket and matching helmet for easy spotting once snow really starts to come down, and finish off with fun layers like a polka-dot fleece or striped thermals to keep extra warm. For après ski, swap out the snowboarding jacket for an oversize down coat and fuzzy faux-fur hat and lace up rubberized boots that are especially handy on icy sidewalks. While these towns tend to err on the casual side, the festival still has its dressy moments: A long pencil skirt paired with a lace-trimmed top and ankle boots is chic and winter appropriate. Click ahead to see these and more for all of your ski-resort needs, whether Sundance-bound or somewhere closer to home.