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These Hyper-Realistic Ski Masks Turn Skiers Into Real Animals

Sure, we’re in the midst of a steamy Aussie summer, but that’s no reason to hold off planning your next snow holiday. And what better way to get in the mood than with an incredibly convincing animal ski mask?

Beardo, a Canadian purveyor of winter accessories (which first found fame thanks to beanies with detachable knitted beards) has debuted a line of animal-themed ski masks that produce a truly convincing effect, especially when paired with ski goggles.

Printed with ultra-realistic high-res designs, the full-face balaclavas boast wind and UV protection, along with a soft fleece lining to keep you warm while you carve it up. There are dozens of designs to choose from, including pandas, cats, foxes, koalas and even monkeys.

See? There’s no reason to sacrifice your sense of, er, style just because it’s cold on the slopes.

The animal ski masks start at CA$34.99 (AU$37) and can be purchased via the Beardo website. The shipping cost varies depending on your location.

Beardo orangutan ski mask

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(All images: Beardo)