Best Ski Suits For Women 2023
When ski season kicks off and snowflakes begin to pile up on the mountains, the ski fashion scene is at least part of the thrill for many skiers and snowboarders. The best women’s ski suits sit at the intersection of function, style and glamor – but can be a small investment, so it’s important to choose the right one for your needs. A lot of research and design goes into every piece of outerwear. Fabrics, seams and even zippers are highly engineered to keep water out while being breathable, flexible for athletic movement and a bit of ski town style.
To find the best options, I considered the different uses, climates and styles that outerwear manufacturers offer, along with my personal knowledge of how different types of skiers require different levels of performance from their gear. If you’re planning on hitting the slopes or thinking about a new suit, here’s what I recommend.
I am a former competitive freeskier and have lived in various ski towns in the western United States and British Columbia, Canada for the last 16 years. I have traveled to South America and all over Europe to ski and seen and tested a lot of ski suits and outerwear. First hand experience has taught me the importance of proper fit, style and function in your ski gear. I’m now a full-time freelance writer covering outdoor sports, gear, and travel primarily in the area of my favorite sport and lifestyle, alpine skiing, backcountry, and nordic skiing.
How I picked the best ski suits for women
First, I made a priority list for different types of skiers and looked for well-known options from high-profile brands that I personally tested. I’ve also included offers from lesser-known, but innovative, small companies worth considering. I spoke to longtime gear critic Frederick Reimers of Outside Magazine, ski journalist and author Jennifer Walton, and Deirdre O’Mara, a passionate skier and former outdoor product engineer.
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