You’ve spent the day whistling through the mountain on various slopes. Your heart is racing as you finally finish your last run. The skiing and snowboarding may be over, but the fun continues afterward! That’s what après ski is all about- continuing the adventures. Whether you are going to hang out with friends at a local food joint, relaxing by the fireplace at the lodge, or soaking it up in the hot tub to allow your muscles to relax, here are 5 must-have items for après ski.
1. Sorel Caribou Boots
With both men’s and women’s models, these boots should be a staple in any skier or snowboarder wardrobe. Designed for cold and wet conditions, these boots are perfect for an after-ski trip to the bar. It features a nubuck leather upper that helps keep your feet warm and dry, as well as an outsole that’s perfect for slippery and rocky terrain. So, head out with the buds to celebrate the day’s adventures. You’ve earned it.
2. Smartwool Merino 250 Baselayer Crew Shirt
Whether you are sitting by the fire pit outside or heading out to try a local restaurant, you’ll want to stay warm when you are outside. With the Smartwool Merino 250 Baselayer Crew Shirt in both men’s and women’s models, you can. You know that merino wool not only keeps you warm and toasty, but it naturally helps wick sweat away from the body, avoiding those sweaty chills associated with other layers. This particular baselayer also features shoulder panels that help prevent dreaded chaffing. Warm, comfortable, and dry? Sign me up!
3. Spyder Encore Fleece Jacket
We all know that proper layering is important to stay warm no matter the adventure. The Spyder Encore Fleece Jacket, which comes in both men’s and women’s, is not only a perfect midlayer, but is as stylish as they come. Made with high quality and 360 degrees of insulated double-knit fleece that has a water repellent finish, you’ll be warm and dry even when there is a light dusting of snow. With that in mind, head out with the Spyder Encore Fleece Jacket, enjoy the mountain town, explore, and have fun.
4. The North Face Montana GTX Gloves
With its Gore-Tex construction, The North Face Montana GTX Gloves are perfect for both the rigors of skiing or snowboarding to any après ski activities. Available in both men’s and women’s models, these gloves even have Etip™ functionality so you can still access your devices without the hassle of removing your gloves. The great thing about these gloves is that with their Gore-Tex construction, your hands will not only stay warm, but they’ll be dry.
5. Yeti Rambler® 14 oz Mug
At the end of a long day of shredding powder and carving your way down the mountain, you may just want to sit by the fireplace and curl up with a good book. After diving into your new novel and after a particularly gripping section, you may realize that your hot chocolate has gone cold! Instead of breaking away from your cozy chair, blanket fort, and crackling fire, start your beverage in a Yeti Rambler Mug. With its double-wall vacuumed-insulated construction, it will keep your beverage of choice at the right temperature for longer.
The adventures don’t have to stop at the end of the run. From going out with friends and family to heading in to warm up by the fire, your après ski activities will be greatly improved with these 5 must-have items. Still not sure what to pack for your winter adventures? Refer to the Sun & Ski Sports Packing Checklist or our packing checklist blog series. For more tips and tricks on any of your adventures, take a look at the Sun & Ski Sports blog. Or, find your nearest Sun & Ski Sports and talk to our local experts.