Ski Chic Fashion Tips
The latest fashion from the slopes
Skiing takes us places we never thought possible, like the ability to experience freedom and endless ways to express our creativity in the snow as we pursue that perfect run. Warm, dry clothing is essential for a successful day on the slopes. Check out these top 2014 winners before you head out to shred the powder! Both the highly rated and the Chic Slope Side Styles top our list.
During the annual Snow Show in Denver, Colorado the ‘Snowsports Industry of America’ (SIA) narrowed down their top choices, the latest and greatest in Ski and Snowboard technology:
Helmet (brain bucket) a must: the Talon Helmet from Anon features a Boa 360 Fit-System, Endura-Shell ABS Construction, is Skull Candy and ASFX audio compatible. 13 helmets made their list.
Goggles: Very cool – the impressive HD Camera Goggle from Zeal Optics shoots in 1080 HD at 120 FPS and takes 12 megapixel photos, comes with an 8 GB memory card and a mirrored lense. 13 Goggles made their list.
Gloves: the Seirus HeatWave Gloves feature Gore-Tex with a dual heating system that has a thermal reflective lining and kinetic energy layer that can result in a 4-7 degree rise in temperature. 11 Gloves made their list.
Jackets, packs and more: www.onthesnow.com.
Four 2014 trends:
- feminine florals
- soft greys
- undersea blues and greens
- overall style stunners in natural colors
For a truly epic jacket experience, the North Face Vortex Triclimate is top notch. Built to thrive in adverse conditions, this versatile all in one jacket will have you prepared for it all — from a winter blizzard to a warm spring slushfest. The North Face Freedom Pants with StretchVent Gaiters and Chimney Venting seal out moisture, so you will have no problem comfortably reaping the benefits from the mountain. thenorthface.com
Arc’teryx has broken free from traditional constraints and promises outerwear that performs beyond anything you have thought possible. Experience the mind blowing advancements packed into each jacket, which are made of progressive fabrics. Highly advanced technology is used to create massively enhanced gear that is ready to do battle with the elements. arcteryx.com
Spyder apparel is also popular among the ski culture. It never backs down from a challenge and is relentlessly put to the ultimate test by the greatest skiers. Cutting edge technology is used to defeat moisture and develop the most impressive insulation system to combat the cold. spyderco.com
Smith Goggles are unsurpassed. These optical sensations lead the industry by deploying the most impressive tactics. Fresh designs and optical clarity (eliminating fog and glare) make sure you’re looking good while dominating the mountain. smithoptics.com
Fairfield native and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Ski Instructor, Taylor Bollinger reccommends bringing a Go-Pro Camera that attaches to your helmet for incredible views of your trip down the slope!
Bucket List Skiing: Westport native Kim Reichhelm, world champion skier, offers guided trips to the most breathtaking mountains! Colorado, Utah, Chile, Alaska. Helicopter Skiing? Absolutely! skiwithkim.com
From the bunny slopes to the big bumps — I wish safe happy trails!