You no longer have to pack away your ski clothing, just take it apart and use each piece as needed. An external shell makes a great rain jacket or wind breaker, and a fleece liner jacket is perfect for those chilly winter evenings. We love the Triclimate line by The North Face - Quality ski jackets with functional separates. These can be viewed in our Snow Skiing Collection!
DRESSING FOR SKIING
Use a polar fleece or sweaters for Insulation. The North Face's Polartec® is hard to beat - greater warmth without the weight. We like the North Face TKA Fleeces for this layer. Turtle necks are another common option.
A great ski shell blocks moisture and wind. While skiing, snow will melt on your jacket – so the shell needs to repel water; however, the shell also needs to breathe. Skiing is hard work, and even the best of us perspire. A careful balance between “waterproof” and “breathable” makes a great ski shell (and a great windbreaker at home.) The North Face Venture Rain Jackets work well!
Don’t forget your extremities: head, feet, and hands. If you can keep these parts warm, your body will be warm. We recommend waterproof gloves - If you fall, you inevitably drive snow into your gloves! Wool socks and wicking sock liners will do wonders to keep feet warm and happy. The top of your head expells a lot of heat, and will be one of the first areas to get cold. A hat will allow you to enjoy skiing longer. We love the Turtle Fur products!
Be sure to check out our Andy Thornal Company Snow Skiing Collection!
RECOMMENDED PACKING LIST
Sweater - Wool, Cotton, Fleece
Soft Shell Pant
Merino Wool Ski Socks - Cushioned
Waterproof Shell - Rain Jacket will work
Ski Jacket - Triclimate Type with Zip Out Fleece
Ski Bibs or Pants
Waterproof Shell Pants - Rain Pants will work
Waterproof Ski Glove or Mitten
Cap - Wool Knit or Fleece
SPF Lip Balm
SPF Sunscreen - UVA/UVB, At least SPF30 for the face
Goggles - Fog Free or Over the Glass
Hand and Feet Warmers