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What to Wear Skiing & Snowboarding

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What to Wear Skiing & Snowboarding

Who says sports can’t be stylish? Winter sports can make it a bit more tricky, what with the snow and all, but it’s still not impossible. 

If you’re looking for ideas on what to wear skiing or snowboarding, we got you. 

Whether you’re braving the red and blacks, more comfy with the blues and greens, or just along for the ride (and some spiced cider at the lodge), these tips will have you looking fabulous for your day on the slopes!

Ski & snowboarding essentials

If this is your first time skiing or snowboarding, or even if it’s been awhile, let us reintroduce you to the essentials. Be sure to pack these in your suitcase!

  • A waterproof insulated ski or snowboarding jacket that fits well and lets you move your arms comfortably.
  • A quality pair of insulated snow pants (some come with suspenders for a sporty overalls look).
  • Several pairs of ski socks, made from merino wool for warmth and to wick away sweat.
  • A solid pair of ski/snowboard gloves that keeps your hands warm and protected from the snow and wind.
  • A neck warmer or balaclava for even more warmth.
  • Ski goggles that fit perfectly (head to a REI or your local sporting goods store to try these on in person before you buy).
  • Ski or snowboarding boots, depending on the activity.
  • A ski helmet for safety and to complete the look.
  • A beanie to keep you looking cute (and hide that helmet hair when you head back to the lodge).

Style Pro Tip: Ski and snowboarding resorts typically have rentals for boots and helmets, along with boards and skis, so there’s no need to splurge on those for this trip if you’re not sure you’ll love it just yet. 

Layers are your friend

The key to a fun day on the slopes? Layers, layers, and more layers. 

It’s hard to have fun when you’re freezing. So, pack plenty of base layers so you can dress according to your activity level and the weather forecast. You’ll stay cool and comfortable as you shred the snow.

Pack leggings and ski tights for your legs, and long-sleeve crew and zip-up tops for up top. 

White, black, and a pop of color

An all-white ski outfit looks ultra sleek with the snow as your background, and black is always flattering. 

We love adding a pop of color to stand out. You can buy puffy jackets in any color you like.

Take your snow bunny style to the next level with a snowboarding onesie or ski suit. These can drape you in a single color from head to toe, or add fun details like chevrons, stripes, and other patterns to keep the eyes on you. 

Girl Snowboarding Outfit - Roam Often

Cute outfits for the lodge

The fashion doesn’t end when you’re done with the slopes. Back at the lodge, you can always strip down to your base layers for a quick change. 

Or, you can change into a special outfit just for that après-ski vibe. Swap your thermal for a sophisticated ski sweater. These have pretty patterns on them and are designed to keep you way warmer than a basic holiday sweater you’d wear to a holiday party — and they pair perfectly with leggings and a beanie!

Style Pro Tip: Got room in your suitcase? Pack a blanket scarf. It’ll keep you warm on the plane or on the road, and you can use it to snuggle up whenever you’re at the lodge. 

For more skiing & snowboarding outfit inspiration, check out our Pinterest board!

Roam often, stay stylish.

Girl Ski Lodge Outfit - Roam Often

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