The Best Ski Clothes to Take You from the Slopes to Après-Ski Cocktails
The Best Ski Clothes (That You Can Wear Snowboarding Too)
Ski and snowboard season might just be the best part about winter. Think about it: Fresh powder on the slopes, riding the lifts with friends, and ending the day on a high note with drinks or hot cocoa in the lodge—what could be better? Plus, a trip to the mountains is the perfect opportunity to stock up on the season's latest and greatest apparel and gear from base layers and ski jackets to goggles and helmets. Whether you're a first-timer or seasoned skier or boarder, you'll love these top ski clothes picks from Smith, The North Face, Burton, Obermeyer, and more. (Related: You Can Now Rent Ski Gear and Athleisure from Rent the Runway)
Sweaty Betty Ski Base Layer Top
Lululemon Flurry Up Super High-Rise Tight 28"
Not sure what to wear under ski pants? This tight takes you from the mountain to the trails and can be layered under a ski pant for freezing temperatures or worn on its own for a warmer, bluebird day. The petrol blue or grape leaf color will make you stand out, and the high waistband won't budge as you move down the pistes. (Related: The Best Fleece-Lined Leggings to Keep You Warm Through All Your Winter Activities)
Obermeyer Tuscany II Insulated Women's Ski Jacket
This comfy jacket will move with you—whether you’re crushing black diamonds or taking it easy on the bunny slopes. The faux fur hood helps insulate you from harsh temps, while your neck will appreciate the fleece-lined collar. Plus, you can keep your essentials safe, thanks to the inner electronics and stash pockets.
Skida Women's Tour Neckwarmer
If you're stressing about what to wear skiing for the first time, neck warmers are often overlooked ski clothes accessories and can make all the difference when it comes down to how long you can last on the mountain. Available in a slew of different fun colors and patterns, this one from Skida can even be finagled into a cute headband with a little bit of imagination.
Hestra Leather Ski Gloves
There's nothing worse than cold hands once you get to the summit. Still, grab the wrong gloves, and you could be seriously suffering from sweaty palm syndrome. Find the right balance with these cowhide gloves from Hestra, which boast cozy yet breathable Primaloft and soft down. (Related: Running Gloves That Will Keep You Warm During Even the Chillest Miles)
Krimson Klover Women's Adrenaline 1/4-Zip Top
Wondering what to wear under your ski jacket to keep toasty? Have some fun with your basics with this retro-inspired base layer from Krimson Klover, complete with your own support squad of fellow skiers riding along with you. Bonus: The quarter-zip style allows you to wear it open when you start to heat up after a few runs.
L.L. Bean Waterproof Snow Pants
No one likes feeling overly constricted when they put on a pair of snow pants. This find from L.L. Bean has snap closures, a gaiter around the ankle to keep snow out, and an adjustable waistband for a tailored, more flattering fit. The best part? They’re machine washable. (Related: Winter Workout Clothes That Stand Up to Any Weather)
The North Face Women’s Osito Jacket
The perfect layer to add to your ski clothes rotation, this fleece is just about as soft as it gets. It's also available in 20 different shades that can easily be incorporated into your mountain wardrobe, whether you're looking for a neutral layer or a pop of color.
Apple Watch Series 5
The last thing you want to do on the mountain is worry about taking out your cell phone. With the Apple Watch Series 5, you'll not only be able to track your heart rate, get insight on calories burned, and receive calls and messages straight to your wrist, but the latest update comes with a built-in compass and a new compass app, which provides your longitude, latitude, elevation, and more, as you shred from the top to the base of the mountain. (Related: The Best Fitness Tracker for Your Personality)
Stance Women's Ridge Line Snow Socks
Get noticed with these ski and snowboard socks in a fun, mountain-appropriate print that you won’t mind showing off once you kick back after a long day. Also great? They're made with merino wool, which promotes air ventilation, so your feet won't be wet or sweaty by the time you pull off your boots.
Burton Women's Prowess Ski/Snowboard Winter Jacket
When in the market for a ski jacket, you want one that looks good and performs well. This Prowess jacket marries fashion and functionality using Burton's dry ride fabric to protect you from the elements. As an added bonus, the collar is padded with Sherpa fleece to keep your neck toasty. Available in six different color combinations, there's a shade for every taste.
Aether Descent Snow Bib
This isn't the same snow bib your mom dressed you up in when you were on the bunny slopes. This chic pick from Aether has adjustable elastic suspenders and contoured seams for a customized and flattering fit. Another bonus? The bib features reflectors for extra safety when you're really picking up speed out there. (Related: The Best New Reflective Workout Gear to Rock This Winter)
Smith Optics Unisex Adult Holt Snow Sports Helmet
There's no reason to sacrifice your safety in the name of style with this streamlined helmet pick from Smith Optics. With an adjustable chin strap and plenty of vents to allow for heat to escape, you'll stay comfortable all day until the last chair lift.
Sorel Women's Tofino II Boot
If you're concerned about what boots to wear for skiing, you can fortunately rent ski or snowboard boots at any mountain or ski town—and the knowledgeable store staff will make sure you are fitted properly. However, you'll need a comfy, weather-proof shoe to take you from home to the mountain and everywhere in between. This waterproof, fleece-lined boot has a durable rubber bottom and a touch of faux fur, and is guaranteed to withstand the elements. (Related: The Best Hiking Boots and Shoes for Women)
Eddie Bauer Wild River Ragg Beanie
Smith Optics Unisex Drift Goggles
The right pair of ski goggles can make a world of difference when it comes to how you handle the trails. This pick from Smith is perfect for both high light and cloudy conditions, and also looks pretty rad in a selfie.
Rent the Runway Ski Gear
Committing to a ski jacket or pants can be a little stressful, especially due to the high price tag. New this year, Rent the Runway wants to give ladies the opportunity to try fresh looks that won't break the bank with their ski clothes collection.
Heading to Aspen? With their new W Hotels partnership, users can order four pieces (!!) for just $69 straight to their room, which means you may be able to get away with just a carry-on this time around.