by Kate Bonamici

(FORTUNE Magazine) - Gear A zipper on the wrist of the new CZiP gloves lets overheated skiers cool their hands (or zip up a parka) without dropping a glove off the lift. $100, 801-542-7319

Splurge Jump on the latest ski style with woodgrain accessories--superexpensive and easily scratched but oh-so-gorgeous. Try Bogner's helmet, with molded bamboo side panels and sleek silver details. $650, 800-451-4417

Go Sin City gets back to basics with the new Hooters Casino Hotel, opening this month just off the Strip. Can't get away (or get away with it)? Check out the hotel's blog instead. Rooms from $79, hooterscasinohotel.com

Drink Imperia Vodka, a new premium line from Russia, may have forsaken potatoes for wheat, but tradition be damned--its smooth flavor, with a hint of citrusy sweetness, makes it suitable for sipping. $35, imperiavodka.com

Snap Most digital cameras do a lousy job of capturing wide-angle scenes. But Kodak's new five-megapixel EasyShare V570 uses two lenses, one that zooms and one for the big picture. Two thumbs up. $400, kodak.com Top of page