When the weather gets colder, some of us fools like to increase our exposure to the icy bluster by finding a high mountain and falling down it (also known as “skiing”). If you are one such snowbird, when preparing for choice of outdoor activities — skiing, snowboarding, ice-skating, luging, what have you — remember, it’s not all about the gear, you have to think of your mountain style. Like clockwork, every year new fashion trends for outdoor lovers come out, and the Winter Sports Festa welcomes exhibitors who present the latest in high-quality winter sports clothes and equipment. If you are looking for a deal before you hit the hills this winter, head over to Makuhari Messe in Chiba for piles of pile, a mass of down, and Goretex, Goretex, Goretex.

Jan. 21-23, 11 am-6 pm Tickets: ¥200- ¥360,000

Venue: Makuhari Messe, Chiba
Nearest station: Kaihin Makuhari (Keiyo Line)