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Packing for a family ski and snowboard vacation can make the logistics behind Scott’s expedition to the South Pole seem like an easy (and cheap) midsummer outing to the county fair. One ill-equipped team member—one small dose of cold and wet—and the whole journey can end up derailed. But with the right investment in proper outfitting, kids and adults alike can get out and focus on the deep thrills to be had in the wide world of ice crystals and gravity.