While some of us would rather jet off to a warm and sunny destination come winter, others prefer to bask in the glory of snow-filled slopes. Many Canadians crave the feeling of fresh powder under their skis, even if it means spending hours out in the piercing cold. The fact that you can grab a hot chocolate at the bottom of the hill seems to make it a little more tolerable. And even if you’re not the skiing type, how can you resist the hot tubs, cozy chalets and charming mountain villages that come along with a ski get-away?
If you opt for the mountain over the beach you know the importance of stylish ski gear that provides extra warmth. A flannel vest is the perfect layering piece for under your jacket, and doubles as casual cabin wear, while colourful (ultra-warm) ski pants will have you looking cool while slaloming down the hills. As for the après-ski fireside hang – my favourite part! – don’t forget a big, comfy sweater and thermal leggings to keep you cozy.
Whether you’re an experienced ski bunny or will be spending the bulk of your ski vaycay reading magazines in the chalet, our beginners guide to ski fashion will keep you stylish throughout the season.
The North Face Women’s Chaleta Triclimate Jacket Ski Pants
These brightly coloured ski pants do double duty with a protective waterproof shell and fleece liner pants. Wear both together for extra warmth on the slopes, and rock the fleece liner pants in the chalet or at the cabin. The bright mint colour will get you a noticeable mention on the hills and paired with warm, neutral accessories, you’ll be the most stylish one out there!
J Crew Quilted Down Vest
Layer a flannel vest under your ski jacket for warmth without bulk. Or wear it après-ski to a fireside gathering with chic leather leggings and shearling-lined ankle boots. Paint on some glitter polish and throw your hair up into a tousled pony to complete the look.
Athleta Boulder Ski Jacket
I love how this red ski jacket really pops! Its stretchy shell allows for mobility on the slopes and the synthetic insulation makes for extra warmth. Couple it with black accessories for a sleek look both on the mountains and around the ski village.
Malene Birger Sweater
There’s nothing like cozying up in a turtleneck sweater after a day out on the slopes. Grab some hot chocolate, poutine and a book and relax the night away by the fire. Slip into some thermal leggings and faux fur-lined slippers for ultimate coziness.
Day Birger et Mikkelsen Travel Bag
Don’t forget a stylish suitcase to pack all your belongings in! The soft floral design on this one is decorative yet subtle and it should easily fit all your get-away garb. A scarf is a ski holiday essential, and just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you don’t need sun glasses. Oh, and lip balm will be your saving grace- carry it with you everywhere!
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