How to Layer for Cold Weather Skiing

How to Layer for Cold Weather Skiing

Skiing is an exhilarating winter sport that kids can enjoy, but it's essential to ensure they stay warm and comfortable in the cold weather. Proper layering is the key to keeping your young skiers cozy and protected while they hit the slopes. This guide will help you through the art of layering up for cold weather skiing, ensuring your children have a memorable time on the mountain!

  • Base layer
  • The base layer is the foundation of your child's cold-weather skiing outfit. It should be made of moisture-wicking material to keep sweat away from the skin, preventing your child from getting cold and clammy. Opt for a thermal or moisture-wicking long-sleeved shirt and thermal pants. Make sure they fit snugly but not too tight, as this traps warmth without restricting movement.

  • Insulating layer
  • The insulating layer is designed to trap heat close to the body, providing warmth and comfort. Choose insulating materials like fleece, down, or synthetic materials. A cozy fleece jacket or a synthetic insulated puffer jacket works well for this layer. Ensure it's not too bulky, as it can affect your child's mobility on the slopes.

  • Outer layer
  • The outer layer serves as a protective shield against snow, wind, and moisture. A good ski jacket and pants are essential. Northern Classics has everything you need to provide the utmost comfort, protection, and style for your child. The Ascent Coat, for example, combines chic designs with vibrant colors, and features thoughtful details like our thumbhole cuffs and built-in mitten clips. Each of our products incorporate PrimaLoft insulation, ensuring warmth without added bulk, allowing your child to remain comfortably warm while maintaining freedom of movement for play.

  • Accessories
  • To protect against the cold, don't forget to provide your kids with essential accessories:

    • Ski Gloves or Mittens: Ensure they are waterproof and insulated to keep their hands warm and dry. Northern Classics’ fleece-lined Classic Mittens are designed to provide exceptional warmth and durability.
    • Hats or Beanies: Northern Classics’ cozy Beanies retain heat while remaining lightweight to keep your kid comfortable. Make sure your kids are always wearing a helmet while on the mountain, in case they take a tumble. Save the beanie for when you're walking to and from the cozy lodge.
    • Neck Warmer: A comfortable neck warmer will keep the neck and face warm and can be pulled up when needed. Check out Northern Classics’ Neck Warmers in charming designs and vibrant colors.
    • Ski Socks: Look for moisture-wicking, padded ski socks. Make sure your child doesn't wear regular cotton socks, as they tend to hold moisture.
  • Layering the lower body
  • When it comes to the lower body, layering is equally important:

    • Thermal Bottoms: These should be moisture-wicking and fit comfortably under ski pants.
    • Snow Pants: A pair of bibs is a great option for snow pants in order to keep snow from entering the waist, perfect for those active kids. Northern Classics’ Snow Pants provide a seamless barrier, keeping your child warm, dry, and focused on tackling the slopes.
  • Goggles and sunglasses
  • Protect your child's eyes from the sun's glare and wind by investing in a good pair of ski goggles or sunglasses with UV protection. Goggles are preferable for added protection against the cold.

    Remember to choose high-quality, moisture-wicking, and insulated gear, and always check the weather forecast before heading out. With the right layers and gear, your children will be well-prepared to embrace the thrill of cold-weather skiing. Shop Northern Classics' ski wear—sourced with the best materials and components to ensure high performance—all winter long.

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