Whether you're roaming the resort or backcountry bound, there are a few items any ski day can't do without.

1. A helmet

2. Goggles

New technology we spotted at SIA in these gear areas has the potential to blow your mind... or at the very least, open your eyes. Either way, it's worth a heads up and a look. 

Headed out of bounds? Naturally, you can't bring everything. But these bags featured here can handle the necessities and help pack your peace of mind. 

PHOTO GALLERY: LIVE TO SKI ANOTHER DAY WITH SIA 2014 PROTECTIVE WEAR