The right ski jacket will keep you comfortable through a long day of skiing or snowboarding, while allowing you to enjoy a stylish look and a full range of motion.
Some tips to keep in mind when choosing your jacket:
-Warmth. Will you be skiing in Alaska, the Alps, or the mid-Atlantic? If you need maximum warmth, consider a goose down ski jacket. If waterproofing is your key feature, look for insulated jackets with a Gore-Tex exterior and with drawstrings and Velcro cuffs.
-Size: Some brands of winter sports jackets have a greater variety of sizes than others. For example, the Columbia Sportswear Women’s Bugaboo jacket is available in plus sizes, too.
-Versatility: Are you looking for a ski jacket that serves your apres-ski needs, too? The Chalet Women’s Solar Coaster jacket features a zip-off hood, a cinch waist for a customized fit, and underarm vents to prevent overheating.
-Special features: Want special pockets to hold goggles, audio, or hand warmers? Visit one of our Sun & Ski Sports shops to try on a few different styles.