There are a few options on how to repair gear that is often used in the backcountry. Most commonly, people put extra venting in their apparel and need to resolve that situation when they realize that the open vents do not bode well on those really cold and snowy days.
There are 4 easy steps to this process:
step 1: Locate the vent. you will likely notice it because you are cold, heard a ripping sound, have a stick poking out, or can see through to your base layers.
step 2: Locate your ski pole with duct tape wrapped around it (it not only helps in situations like this, but it also acts as a secondary handle for traverses!)
step 3: Apply duct tape to vent hole and apply pressure. Best done on a flat surface, or with the fabric tight. Make sure to allow for bends, like elbows and knees!
step 4: Get back to riding!
This is a great easy repair while you are out in the backcountry. When you get back, you have a couple of options, like using a full patch, seam sealer, thread & needle, etc. I will show off some of those as well in a little bit!