Get your shred on this winter. (Photo: Getty Images / Imgorthand)

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As the weather starts getting colder, skiing and snowboarding are two great winter activities for those looking to spend more time outdoors. While ski and snowboarding season was cut short last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, many ski resorts are prepared to reopen as of now with restrictions such as rules to stand six feet apart in lift lines, required face coverings, and exclusively outdoor food options.

If you need some new ski or snowboarding gear—or cannot rent this year because of COVID-19 restrictions—there are some retailers that will ship poles, snow pants, boards, and more straight to your door. Unless you’re a seasoned skier or snowboarder, you might need some help finding the correct sizing for boots, skis,