Whether you find yourself enjoying the mountain's fresh powder or the lodge’s signature après-ski beverage, dressing for the slopes is a fashion moment we love to capitalize on.
During your trips to Lake Tahoe, Park City, Mammoth and any snow-covered peaks near you, there’s a few different moments you’ll need to plan for: blizzardy days and sunshiney afternoons on the mountain, follow-up cocktails with new and old friends, and cozy nights in reserved for R&R before the next day’s adventures.
You handle the ski gear, we’ll handle the outfits — below is a curated collection of must-have items by category, so you can be sure to cover all of your bases before hitting the slopes.
If you’re not sure where to start, basic layers make up the backbone of your spring (and winter) skiing wardrobe. Start with a classic sports bra such as the Wellness Bra if you plan on hitting the jumps or the Airlift Intrigue Bra built to handle Black Diamond runs. Then add a long sleeve that’s soft, warming, and breathable — our faves: the Alosoft Protection Turtleneck and the Alosoft Finesse Long Sleeve Top. For bottoms, there’s no other choice than the new-this-season High-Waist Winter Warmth Plush Legging. With our super-smoothing Airbrush performance fabric brushed with a plush-like interior, they serve as the perfect base layer to wear underneath snow pants.
Lightweight jackets provide the ideal extra layer for days when the sun fails to find its way in front of the clouds or for hotter spring sunshine that calls for leaving the heavy-duty jacket at the cabin. The perfect lightweight performance cover? The Sprinter Jacket, equipped with custom cinching that allows you keep the heat in with less bulk and invisible-zip stash pockets for power bars to get you through the day. If you’re worried the cold will get the better of you but don’t want to go too heavy, we recommend the Gold Rush Puffer — also with a cinched waist, this best-seller is as desired as it is ski-ready.
HEAVY DUTY JACKETS
If you’re the type that likes to catch sunrise on the mountain (with a slightly alarming lack of regard for how cold it might be at 5 a.m.), heavy duty is the way to go. For a high-gloss moment the ski resort didn’t know it needed, bundle up with the Stunner Puffer Jacket. As one of our warmest jackets, it’s equal parts high fashion and high heat (P.S. the Stunner also comes in a vest style if that’s more your cup of tea). Also in the top tier of perfectly insulated, keep-me-warm-on-the-ski-lift jackets: the Aspen Love Puffer. It’s cropped and down-filled to blur function and style into an iconic ski-ready piece.
The cherry on top: accessories. Add a pair of Scrunch Socks for added comfort in your boots and an Airbrush Invisible Thong (voted best workout underwear in the 2022 Women’s Health Fitness Awards) for added comfort while you carve — or pizza and French fry, no judgement here — down the mountain face. A beanie is a spring skiing must and between the Everyday Beanie and the Cool Skies Beanie, you can’t go wrong. For après ski cocktails at sunset, we love to switch out the beanie for a Foxy Sherpa Bucket Hat and add a pair of Speed Sunglasses and elbow-length Sleek City Gloves for an elevated look that turns heads, goggles, and helmets.
COZY STAY IN
Après après ski typically involves a warm tea, a fluffy blanket, and a good movie — and we already know you’re looking forward to a couple of polaroid snaps of your bundled up cabin pics. If you, like most, have the fireplace turned all the way up and a full bundle isn’t necessary, the Cashmere Ribbed Staycation Playsuit is the piece for you. Ultra-soft, perfectly cozy, and effortlessly easy. If you’re the “always cold” friend, there’s no better choice an Accolade Hoodie and Accolade Sweatpants. Not only can you layer over with sherpa or faux fur of choice, but it’s an iconic sweat set that works wonders on its own.
And just like that, your spring skiing shopping list is done! Everything you need to stay warm, comfortable, and on-trend is at your fingertips, and we can’t wait to see how you dress it up and down this season. Be sure to tag @Alo in all of your spring skiing posts, and we’ll catch you on the slopes!