This is an awesome set! Very, very realistic! It consists of skis, ski poles, three different markers (start, finish, and one that says American Girl). There's also a helmet and ski goggles.
The boots are really nice and sturdy. They open and close like the real thing, and a velcro closure keeps them closed--just like the real thing. The skis are really neat--the boots really do snap in and out of them, and Nicki can really balance on her skis. They also have a nice design to them. The helmet is very sturdy and the goggles equally as sturdy. The helmet has a snap closure on the back so that you can keep the goggles in place. The ski poles Nicki has are somewhat of a little letdown--I have had a hard time getting her to hold them while her gloves are on. But they do look very nice and very realistic. The start, end and American Girl flag markers are also a nice touch, ensuring hours of play, especially if someone wanted to set up a doll sized ski slope for Nicki. Hey, I would have done it when I was ten! This set is very nice and highly recommended.
The above review covered my thoughts on this set well. I really like it. I've only been skiing once but it all seems pretty realistic to me. The colors are bright and sporty (I love that it's not pink overload!). I would give it an A.
I must have lost the gloves temporarily in that photoshoot!