While we are currently enjoying the heat of summer here in the USA, we know you snow bunnies are already planning your next ski trip and making reservations at that fancy mountaintop resort. Traveling unprepared is never good, but when skiing, it can be even worse. On your next alpine retreat, make sure you pack womens ski clothing for all types of weather because, as you know, it’s unpredictable in the mountains. From blue skies in the morning to thunderstorms in the afternoon, your packing variety is essential.
We’ll go through five quick tips for your next ski trip to make sure you’re prepared with all of the essentials. It might be 6 months before you hit the slopes, but you can start getting prepared for that next ski trip now so you’ll feel great and look even better!
Stay Away From Cotton
Cotton absorbs moisture and dries slowly, so when you’re out in the snow with cotton, you’ll be really cold. When it comes to clothes that keep you warm, wet cotton against your skin is the opposite of what you want.
Even wearing cotton over thermal clothes will cause the thermals to get wet. First-time skiers fall a lot, and even experienced skiers get wet when it’s snowing. Cotton is definitely not your best choice.
Base Layers You Should Have
If you already have thermals or a base layer, you know what you like, and you know how wonderful they are. If you don’t have some already, you have a couple of options. Either way, you’re going to want some of these on your trip.
Wool thermals are breathable, lightweight, machine washable, resistant to dirt, and they don’t itch. They’re perfect for a variety of outdoor adventures, so you can use them for more than just skiing. It’s pricey, but worth it, especially if your skin is sensitive.
Synthetic thermals are a cheaper alternative, and they’re very effective at wicking moisture away and eliminating moisture. You have to wash synthetic fabric more often, but it still works very well as an added layer when skiing.
Don’t Skip the Inner Layers
Wearing inner layers underneath your gear helps keep you warm. A beanie under your helmet can keep your hair out of your face and your head warm. It may help appease your inner germaphobic nature when renting a helmet to have a layer of protection in the middle.
When it comes to gloves, wearing inner gloves with a tech tip means you can stay warm and still use your phone. Pick something thin enough to wear under outdoor gloves, and you can use them for all sorts of other travel as well.
Buy the Right Socks
Thin socks keep your feet much warmer than thick socks. While it sounds counterintuitive, you’ll want a sock that doesn’t collect sweat and retain moisture as a thick sock will. Thick socks also tend to bunch up, which is uncomfortable while you’re skiing.
Use a Scarf
A scarf helps keep your neck warm. This may seem obvious, but when it comes to being outside in the cold for long periods of time, your neckline is where the cold tends to sneak in underneath your clothes. An added layer of protection around your neck that’s light and breathable will help you stay warm without feeling suffocated.
No matter what other women’s ski wear you choose to buy or rent, these tips will help you stay dry and warm. Have fun out there!