How to dress for skiing

How to dress for skiing

Out of a fear of getting cold and wasting the day's skiing, we tend to want to pile on the layers of clothing. However, it only takes 3 technical layers to be warm on the ski slopes. We tell you all...

Bright sunshine and fresh snow, ideal temperature, perfect glide... These are the perfect conditions for a great day’s skiing.
However, there are also cold snaps, wind, fog, queues for ski lifts, walking, perspiring, etc. More reasons to be well dressed to withstand the changes in temperature.

3 Layers, 3 specific qualities, 3 times the comfort

The 3-layer system is based on a simple principle: water transfers heat 30 times more quickly than air. As, wet skin gets colder 30 times more quickly than dry skin.

To stay warm in the worst conditions, first of all you must stay dry! Therefore your clothes need to distance body moisture from your skin, keep the warm, dry air close to the body and wick away moisture outwards

How to dress for skiing
How to dress for skiing

Layer no. 3

This waterproof layer aims to protect you from the outside elements (wind, water, snow). But the third layer also aims to wick away the moisture, which has been transferred by the two inner layers, outwards, via the involvement of waterproof and breathable fabrics. 

How to dress for skiing

Layer no. 2

The main role of the intermediary layer is to keep the air around the body warm and dry. This layer must be very breathable and preferably not waterproof. The liquid vapour produced by the body must pass through it to reach the outer layer.

How to dress for skiing

Layer no. 1

This layer should be worn close to the skin to wick away perspiration from your body as quickly as possible. A good base layer distances the moisture produced by your body to keep you warm and dry. A good absorbent fabric draws the liquid moisture and uses the heat of the body to turn it into liquid vapour, for quick drying.

And so you don't get cold legs

For greater comfort, we advise you to wear technical baselayers under your ski pants.

If you are skiing off-piste, or when the temperatures are very low, there are also down second layers, which are worn over the second skin layer and under the ski trousers. 

How to dress for skiing

Head, hands, feet think about protecting your extremities!

The extremities are the parts of the body the most exposed to cold. It's important to ensure you protect them.

To do this, kit yourself out with:
- Technical ski socks
- Gloves and liner gloves
- Goggles
- Ski helmet with lining
- Hat during breaks

Now that you know about all our tips to dress for skiing, you can enjoy the slopes with complete piece of mind!

How to dress for skiing


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