In this article, we’re going to explore exactly how to look hot on the slopes with these 8 tips. We’ll cover everything from what to wear, what to bring and how you can make the most of your time on the mountain with these practical (and super stylish!) tips.
It’s about that time of year when the snow starts piling up and the ski season begins! For many of us, that means donning ski boots and layers upon layers of clothing. Although I do love my cosy sweatshirts, there are times when I also wish I could look cute while also staying warm. Here are my favourite outfits to wear while skiing. Hopefully, they give you some inspiration for your winter wardrobe!
- Knee-length or skirt-length boots with plenty of traction.
- Long-sleeve, hoodie-style tops with a hood.
- Gloves and hats.
Hydration Pack with a water bottle, sunscreen, knife and outdoor safety course. And, not forgetting, high-visibility clothing.
Cool Clothing to look Hot on the Slopes
If you’re cold-shorts-free, cover up with the appropriate outerwear. If you’re susceptible to blisters, high-heat insulation (also called an “elevate”) is highly recommended. Your choice of footwear is an important one, as it speaks to how many inches of vertical you can take on with each step to gain a comfortable, neutral profile as you approach the slopes. A brand-new pair of snowboard shoes is a good starting place, but older pairs will still yield plenty of traction and good traction for fresh powder.
For sun protection, be sure to apply sunscreen before heading for the slopes. And, as with everything else, wear a hat, gloves, sunglasses and parkas/warm-pads to keep the sun off of your face and body.
Light Breezy Cream Button Cover Up
This cover-up is great for the beach, floor-length with long slide slits.
Buttons included for full coverage or can be worn opened.
Look Hot on the slopes as well as the boudoir.
Understanding Your Snow Conditions
There are a lot of different things that go into pulling it all together and packing all the right gear for your situation. We cover everything from what brands to buy to how to pack entry-level equipment at the front of the store to how to properly tuck in your jacket for the steep climbs and what to do if you’re pulling all-day gear.
However, the name of the game here is getting to the top of that mountain as quickly as possible. Make sure you know exactly what you’re dealing with, beyond snowboarding basics, there are a number of other considerations.
When the road to the top is packed with cars and trucks, the skiers have every advantage. Basic knowledge of directional skills will set you up much better than anything I’ve learned from reading guide books. Here are some of the basics.
Take a right when there are cars. Be careful not to skid, as cars can pull into your run, forcing you to back off.
It’s time again to pack up the snowboards and ski gear and head out of the city and into the mountains. If you are a skier or snowboarder, then chances are you are an expert at wearing the right gear for the slopes, but there is one essential item that we always forget about: outfits.
- Take a right at the bottom of the hill.
- Take a left at halfway down.
- Cross the road where the road curves and follow it up to the top.
- Take a left going up.
- Push through the trees, avoiding soft spots.
- Have cars back off to help you navigate.
Check your gear! Pick out your base layers, whether you’re headed for the hills or simply keeping an eye on the powder to make sure it stays powdery.
Choose a downhill speedwalk over the climb.
Plus, there is the added bonus of getting a little extra “Vanity Trip” value-added to your ski vacation. Check out some of the steam room outfits below!
Flowered Scarlet Red Cover Up With Tassles
The stunning little red cover-up is super girly, has tassels for a nice add on, can be worn on top of a one-piece or two-piece.
Perfect pool-side wear for a relaxing vacation.
7 Effective Tips to Attract Top Rank on the Ski Page by looking Hot on the Slopes
- Ice Skates
Most resorts have small ice skating rinks that can cater to a small adult clientele. But lest you think that small is equal to fun, it turns out that you actually need to wear many layers of clothing to keep from getting too cold on the ice. That said, if you go with skates, wear them with long pants or shorts to pull them quite far up the leg. If you’re fully dressed up, you’ll want to bring warmth because many of the bodies in the backcountry will have no idea who you are, thought your skates are flashy enough to get noticed!
- Insulated Pants
If temperatures are still below freezing on the day of your trip, don’t worry, there is plenty of time to dress in layers. Depending on the time of year, you may even need multiple layers, depending on how far you’ve come down the mountain. To make sure you’re warm on the slopes, you don’t want to get wet. But don’t be tempted to take those long walks through the snow to cool off either.
Speaking of winter wear, winter just isn’t the time for earplugs. They’re like ice skates for your ears. They protect your hearing and can be a life-saver for any quick ear injuries you may get (an especially big problem on groomed runs). Really though, it doesn’t matter if you have to wear your collection of earplugs as your underwear because if you get cold, you can simply turn them inside out to get some warmth instantly.
- Camera lenses
If you’re thinking, “I don’t Have A Camera, And I’m Not Going To Use Those, Well…” …well, make sure you’re prepared for that thought.
Violet One Piece with Mesh
This piece has a nice mesh detail in the front very comfortable and easy to slip on. The strap comes with a clasp for easy fit. Fabric: Viscose and Lycra.
However, this Sensuous Beachwear pr practical swimwear will make a great addition to your vacation travel bag.
Let’s get started.
Before you hit the slopes, remember that you intend to look hot on the slopes, here’s a small refresher of our snowboarding gear basics. This includes our signature backpacks, shoes and our signature motocross jacket. Note that we’re not the best in making gear specific to our sport, but we absolutely love the kind people at Backcountry Skate Shop, they custom tailor their gear to our individual riding styles and ability level.
Wearing your favourite layers isn’t enough to make you as warm and comfortable as you need to be at snowboarding base camps. Wearing certain materials, like a mitten or Patagonia gear will help add warmth and drier breathability, but it’s not enough to sacrifice any of the other essential elements on a classic ski or snowboard jacket.
The best jackets will keep your hands and feet warm. Hoods will keep your face from getting too cold. Gloves will keep your hands and arms warm. Belts will keep your footwear and equipment secure. Vests will keep your weight distributed evenly relative to your body. Pants are primarily there to protect your legs from getting nailed by late season powder at base camps.
You may also notice that there is typically some kind of wool or synthetic material used in the construction of many ski or snowboard jackets, primarily for durability. But never confuse durability with a good fit.
The Essential Hot on the Slopes Ski Jacket
What determines if a jacket is comfortable is not the original design, nor the brand, nor the need for warmth during base camp when you dress for the weather. It’s all about the materials and technologies used to construct the jacket.
Wool is generally the softest synthetic fabric on the market because of its abnormally long-wooling process. It’s also the most expensive. But if you’re stitching the seams and laying out all your favourite winter gear, a wool jacket may very well be your favourite choice.
If you’re skating in the powder, consider a jacket with a quick-dry and waterproof membrane inside. Also, consider a lightweight jacket that’s warmer in the cold and drier in the wet. We highly recommend wearing gloves, and ideally a hat.
Wool and synthetic jackets are ideal for cold-weather riding, but wearing them in the summer always requires an additional layer. This goes double for heavy-duty synthetic gloves. You’ll have to get an insulating shell-type jacket, as well as gloves that work well in wind and cold temperatures.
If you need to stay warm with your hands and feet uncovered, try a mitten style jacket, or give these gloves a try.