Untitled Document Snow is on the way! That means now is the perfect time to start preparing for the snowboard trip you’ve been waiting for all year. But you can’t hit the slopes without the right gear. So where do all the girls go when they want to find a large selection of cute lady-like snowfits the boys will adore? Smitten Boardshop in Pasadena. The entire store is dedicated to female riders who love to show off their girlish charm that might otherwise be hidden beneath those bulky helmets and chunky protective goggles.

Looking good is one reason to check out Smitten’s huge selection of snowboarding accessories, but sometimes size really does matter. When baggy pants and bulging boots made for guys just won’t do the trick, ladies don’t have to worry. Smitten carries several sizes and petite clothing created especially to fit women with slender frames is always in stock.

After digging through your closet and going over your snowgear checklist, anything that’s not in shape for the slopes can be easily replaced with a quick pitstop at Smitten. Package deals that help riders save time and money include a snowboard complete with bindings and boots. Or customers can take advantage of winter sales offering discounts on select merchandise like boards, gloves, shoes and other outerwear. Brands range from Etnies to Nikita and everything in between, but if you’re still unsure of what to take to the mountains, consider a little advice from the store’s owners. Each season the "Smitten Chicks" test ride loads of new gear and publish their opinions in the shop’s online newsletter.

Ladies also flock to Smitten Boardshop for their popular assortment of streetwear. Tennis shoes, sandals, tees, tank tops and handbags are only a few of the items shoppers may be surprised to find in this winter wonderland. The website’s Chick Clique is another pleasant surprise that shouldn’t be missed because it includes links to some of the best snowboarding parks near Los Angeles and serves as a network for female riders who can’t resist an extreme sporting challenge.

For more information, visit www.smittenboardshop.com.