Training in the winter in an undulating snowy landscape... You’re at the top of a slope, ready to push off and descend gracefully. There’s not a car in sight; just you and the snow, the landscape, the wind, your own speed.
If you’re lucky, you’re in the sun.
You round off an intense day on your skis with a couple of drinks outside in the sun. You look forward to your skiing holiday, whatever time of year you choose to go, and this year you are off to the snowy summits of Les Deux Alpes, the Matterhorn, Kronplatz or Zillertal.
Whatever skiwear you choose, always remember the three-layer system. That will keep you warm. Because there’s nothing worse than cold hands and feet on the slopes.
First layer keeps you dry
The bottom layer next to your skin is there to keep you dry, so your clothing has to absorb fluid and breathe. That will ensure that your body does not become wet due to perspiration. Thermal underwear in wool or cotton is suited to both your upper body and your legs.
Second layer keeps the heat in
A heated baselayer under your ski jacket reflects the heat back onto your body or a jacket in other insulating material. There are plenty of materials to choose from.
Third layer keeps water out
Ski jackets in yellow, green, red or purple are easy to spot in the mist and they look good too. But your priority is to ensure you have a jacket that keeps out water and wind. Like a ski jacket with windblock materials where they are most needed.
Another advantage of these layers is that your skiwear is compact when folded up, so you can carry it in your backpack.