What do you need for skiing - An Ultima Guide
4th December 2023
Whether you are skiing straight out of the door at Ultima Courchevel Belvédère, heading for a horse-drawn carriage ride around Gstaad, or dining at the iconic Chetzeron, you need to be dressed for the occasion and the weather. The mountains can give you all 4 seasons in one day, so it can be hard to know what to wear skiing.
A key thing to keep in mind when choosing your ski outfit is the technical ability. Top women’s skiwear provider Goldbergh has several key specifications that have made their ski clothing top of the range. From 4-way stretch technology, water-repellent materials, quick-dry fabric and seamless designs, every aspect has been thought of.
There are three categories to keep in mind when choosing what you need for skiing: outerwear, thermals, and accessories.
Are you going for a bold statement or a more sophisticated state of mind? Your ski jacket and salopettes, or your one-piece ski suit, are your opportunity to show off your style. But there are certain things to keep in mind. You want to be dry and warm first and foremost. Try and find items made from Schoeller WB-400 – a waterproof, windproof stretch fabric that looks amazing, moves with you as you ski and keeps you cosy too. For winter skiing, look for padded jackets, whereas if you head to the slopes in spring, just a shell will keep you protected.
And be sure to take a look at the pockets, elastic cuffs around the wrists, and adjustable waist bands on your trousers. All these help to make your day as comfortable and hassle-free as possible.
Knowing what to wear under ski pants and a jacket can be tricky. But layering is one of the best ways to keep yourself warm. Your base layer needs to be breathable, thin, light and quick-drying. Merino wool is great for its warmth even when wet. Ski socks also need to be fast-drying to wick away moisture and keep your toes toasty.
A mid-layer helps to provide further insulation, especially needed during the colder months or when reaching the glaciers in Gstaad. Close-fitting, yet comfortable is the best way to go. And then when it comes to the pattern - pick what looks best at apres when the jackets come off!
Last but not least, a pair of waterproof gloves or mittens are essential, as are helmets and goggles or sunglasses, depending on the time of year.
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