There were years, and many of them, when it appeared that snowboarders were being swallowed by their clothes. Jackets two sizes too big and pants with legs wide enough to cover the thighs of professional football players were de rigueur for boarders. That style was quickly adopted by skiers — and it appeared unshakable.
But as the gap between ski wear and snowboarding apparel narrows, so does the silhouette of the clothes. On the list of trends for the slopes this season are pants that actually fit, and new technologies that allow companies to produce jackets that are body-hugging.