Featured Gear Talk

The Warmest Ski Clothing for a COVID Winter

A season without lodge fires and indoor hot chocolate. Brutal.

Ski season success depends on staying warm. | SKIER: Staffer Jonathan PHOTO: Matt McDonald | Wolf Creek Ski Area

Enough Doomsday talk, though. We all know COVID sucks for a million reasons. The key is responsibly overcoming the limitations it places on our lives. As skiers, that means we keep skiing.

So even though lodge cocktails are out and we can’t warm frozen toes by a flame, we can still keep warm on the hill and in the parking lot during aprés. We’ve just gotta wear the right stuff.

Presenting: The Warmest Ski Clothing

Women’s Jackets

Obermeyer Sojourner Down. A full-fledged parka with style…and a powder skirt. The Sojourner Down Jacket is Obermeyer’s premier lifestyle jacket, perfect for mountain towns, city streets, or wherever your winter getaways may take you. You can also ski in it if you just flat-out don’t want to get cold. Added bonus? The patterned interior to remind you that beauty is on the inside.

Honorable Mention

Obermeyer Cosima Down

Salomon Stormcozy

Patagonia Primo Puff

Spyder Captivate

Helly Hansen Motoinista

Men’s Jackets

Arc’teryx Macai. The Macai jacket is one of the warmest and most sophisticated ski and snowboard jackets we have ever come across. Fully waterproof, and featuring a hybrid synthetic and down insulated GORE-TEX construction, the Macai is durable, warm, and moisture-proof for frigid temperatures and icy chairlifts. The 750 fill European goose down insulation is placed in the core and the sleeves to give unparalleled warmth in key areas, while moisture repellent synthetic Coreloft is placed in the hem, hood, and underarms to provide warmth in moisture prone places. The 3L GORE-TEX construction is built to withstand the elements, and provides breathability for when you’re working up a sweat in the bumps and trees.

Honorable Mention

Flylow Baxter

Descente Swiss Ski Team

Helly Hansen Rivaridge

Spyder Leader

Salomon Brilliant

Women’s Pants

warmest womens ski pants salomon brilliant

Salomon Brilliant. Salomon has your legs covered this season with the new and improved Brilliant pant. The 4-way stretch, 20K/20K waterproof pant is fully seam sealed to ensure no snow gets in while still moving easily with every turn you make. The durable nylon also ensures you’ll avoid rips and tears all season long. Salomon uses 60gm of PrimaLoft Black Eco Insulation for efficient insulation to keep you warm on the coldest days of the year.

Honorable Mention

Obermeyer Katze Suit

Obermeyer Malta Bib

Salomon Icemania

Helly Hansen Legendary

Picture Organic Haakon Bib

Men’s Pants

warmest mens ski pants spyder bormio gtx

Spyder Bormio GTX. Since we were kids we’ve all known that gold means greatness. Gold stars on homework assignments, gold medals for athletic competitions, and now, Spyder’s Gold Chassis standards. The Bormio GTX Bibs manifest the highest performance level in Spyder’s lineup. Designed with innovation in mind, the Bormio GTX bibs maintain the performance and comfort you need to win gold medals in beer leagues. Gore-Tex laminate and PrimaLoft insulation protect you from the elements.

Honorable Mention

Flylow Snowman Insulated Bib

Descente Swiss Team

Arc’teryx Macai

Helly Hansen Legendary Insulated Pant

Salomon Brilliant


warmest ski gloves hestra power heater

Hestra Power Heater Mitts. Because your hands and feet are the furthest from your heart, it’s no surprise that we often have customers complaining of cold hands. For those who need a little extra warmth, Hestra’s tried and true Power Heater Mitt is for you. Designed differently from most heated gloves, the Power Heater Mitt and Glove contain heating coils that run along the veins in your fingers in an “S” shape that transit heat at the nail beds. These heated coils heat the blood running through the veins, which make your hands feel warmer, all the way to your fingertips. Goat leather in the palm of the mitt provides dexterity and grip for recreational skiing. Depending on how cold it is outside, run the battery at three different levels – low, medium, or high — with the highest setting lasting about two hours.

Honorable Mention

See the full list of our warmest gloves and mitts


warmest baselayers for skiing norrona lyngen down850

Norrona Lyngen Down850 Knickers (men’s and women’s). This highly functional mid-layer is made with RDS 2.0 850 down fill and a lightweight down-proof recycled 10D nylon face. With a full zip solution, these pants can easily be put on and taken off without removing your ski boots, either on top or underneath your shell pants. The pants are easy to compress down and can be packed into a tiny, separate bag.

Honorable Mention

Arc’teryx Axina and Axino

Arc’teryx Rho AR Zip Neck (men’s and women’s)

Icebreaker 260 Tech Leggings (men’s and women’s)

Fjallraven Singi Merino Henley (men’s and women’s)

Aprés Specials

warmest womens ski clothing ortovox swisswool piz boe skirt

Ortovox Swisswool Piz Boe Skirt. A functional layer for ski touring or the ultimate resort parking lot extra, the Piz Boe skirt is a one-of-a-kind piece that will transform your ski season.

warmest ski clothing full tilt apres booties

Full Tilt Aprés Booties 2.0. A combination of warm and comfy Intuition liners with a Michelin Outsole make this boot a party on the top, but all business on the bottom. So go ahead and double treat yourself to the Apres Bootie 2.0 and start strutting with confidence in any apres situation.


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