Yay ski clothes!
If you haven’t checked out Columbia’s new omni technology, give it a look. The technology heats your body when you’re cold and cools you when you’re sweating, virtually keeping you the perfect temperature all the time. They have really been stepping up their game in terms of style as well. I love the light blue color of the Parallel Peak Jacket, and the 20k rated fabric means that here in the Pacific Northwest if the resort says it’s “snowing,” but it looks more like rain, you’ll stay dry.
I’m a Smith girl for helmets and goggles because that means no gaper gap, which also prevents brain freeze. Plus, the I/O’s are super easy to change out lenses.
For skis and boots, I love my Salomon boots. Remember, new boots are always horrible to break in, so don’t plan on too many runs your first few days getting used to how tight they are. The Rossignol S7 is a great all around ski and has been winning awards since it first came out a couple of years ago. Rocker technology makes them easy to turn in the tough stuff, and they’ll float in the deep stuff. Anything that makes skiing easier is good in my book!
For layers, I prefer Nike sports bras to hold the girls, and Icebreaker base layers because the natural wool is wicking, and they are super soft. On the bottoms, I don’t like my long-uns to go under my socks because that creates bunching, and leads to sore shins. So, I prefer the cropped kind. I pull my Smartwool socks up to prevent leg-gappage.
I LOVE Hestra mittens, because my hands never get cold wearing them, plus the cuffs of my jacket can go over the top, to prevent wrist gappage. Are you seeing a common theme here? I hate gappage.
Lastly, I’m obsessed with my Surface rainbow poles, because, who doesn’t like rainbows?
Now, let’s just pray Ullr gives us a great snow year!