Killing time on the chairlift

Mammoth Mountain Opening Day 2012-2013
Photo: Hondo

It’s a free ride up the mountain, the fastest mortal way to transport to the top of a peak, and a great way to meet new people and talk about gear, weather, zones, etc. But it can also be a pain in the ass paying for passes, waiting in lines, making small talk with idiots, the list goes on. If you’re not riding with homeys, sometimes you just want to tune out and be invisible until you can get off. Here are a few toys that can make the ride more bearable.


Celtek Lira Gloves ($100)

I f—king love Instagram. That’s right, I’ll admit it. With the touch screen tech in these gloves I can stay grammin’ 24/7. It can be a blizzard, pouring rain, or even hailing. With these bad boys on I can be double tappin’ ‘til my heart’s content. —Hondo

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