For a lot of people, the holidays are over and it’s back to business as usual. However, there are still some of us out here enjoying ourselves before making the transition back to regular life. That’s because now is the perfect the time to hit the slopes for some skiing and snowboarding action. But, before you strap yourself in, you can’t go out looking like “snow bum”.
Let us help you get your style together so that you don’t have to worry about what you’re wearing while you’re flying down the slopes.
Dress to Be Seen
Where there’s skiing, snowboarding, and other winter sports, you can bet your bottom that there is snow. Tons and tons of the white stuff covering every square mile that you can see. Which is why it is important to stand out from the snow so that people can see you as well.
Snow is a wonderful thing, but it can also become a hazard. In case something was to happen, you want other people to be able to see and find you. Wearing vibrant colors like orange, neon yellow, purple, green, red, or blue can help keep you safe. It’s hard to run over someone with a snowmobile if they’re dressed like a fire engine or big cone. Also, other skiers and snowboarders can stay out of your way or observe you to make sure you’re okay.
Layers! Layers! Layers!
Obviously, it’s cold outside. Being on the side of a mountain in the dead of winter tends to have that effect. Wearing multiple layers will allow you to enjoy what the cold has to offer without getting frostbite.
Start with an undershirt, it can be short-sleeved, then put on something long-sleeve. The next layer can be a lightweight jacket that is well insulated. The last layer of your top half should be your big jacket that will take most of the cold and most of the impact should you fall. On the bottom, you can have your underwear, sweatpants, and then ski pants. You can also find full bodysuits to be the base under your layers or thermal underwear.
Full ski suits are also available for your outer layer. They were more popular and stylish back in the 60s and 70s. However, ski suits are making a comeback with modern designs. Instead of looking like you’re about to prepare for the Olympic trials, you can find a skit suit that can double as your outfit to the after ski lodge party.
Other items that might be helpful in your efforts to be stylishly active may include goggles, hats, gloves, and scarves. These accessories are not just to make you look cool, but are functional to keep you warm and safe, depending on the conditions. If you’re just a “slopes spectator” the perfect parka can help set you apart while you sip on your hot cocoa, watching the everyone else do their thing.