The mornings are frosty and the trees are growing bare, and the time has come to wrap up tight for the most magical of seasons. No, not Christmas – ski season! With the temperatures dropping fast and the days closing early it’s very tempting to stay snuggled up inside, but as the saying goes – there’s no bad weather, only the wrong clothes! Outdoor adventures are still there to be had, and we have some of the best ski jackets on the market, guaranteed to keep you totally warm and dry even in the deepest midwinter.
With ski clothing it’s important to take into account the range of conditions you will experience - it’s not just about staying warm. The mountain is cold, wet, and windy, often all at the same time, so it’s worth investing in a jacket that gives you an all-over shield – little details such as water-repellent zips, powder skirts, and pant attachments will make all the difference when the snow is driving hard.
Movement and flexibility in the fabric is also key to perfecting your technique – swaddling yourself in thick, stiff clothing may keep you warm, but you’ll be easy to beat down the slopes if you can’t bend and glide through the drifts!
So to help you choose we have put together our favourite ski jackets of the season, all of which use cutting-edge weather protection technology to provide an incredible barrier against tough climates, without weighing you down. Check them out and get shredding!
Turn heads on the slopes in the Roxy Womens Essence 2L GTX Jacket with its eye catching watercolour print and feminine fit. This stylish jacket offers the best in ski wear technology with a fully waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex membrane and hybrid Primaloft Black insulation that combines the best of down and synthetics for an ultra-warm jacket without the bulk. A high performance jacket that will tackle any mountain adventure.
The Womens Descendit Jacket from The North Face is a slim fit ski jacket designed to keep you warm and dry on the slopes. Featuring a helmet-compatible hood, a snap-away powder skirt and wrist gaiters to keep out the snow, this waterproof, breathable and insulated jacket is the perfect choice for comfort out in the cold winter weather.
Pretty in pink but tough against the elements, the Womens Anima Jacket from Peak Performance is perfect for the keen skier who wants to look good out on the slopes. This waterproof and windproof insulated jacket is guaranteed to keep you warm and dry, and comes with all the features you need from a great ski jacket without sacrificing style.
The Womens Alpine Action Jacket from Columbia is a technical ski jacket giving waterproof and breathable protection as well as great insulation and thermal reflective warmth. This ski jacket is perfect for keeping warm and dry on the slopes, and features a removable hood, adjustable snow skirt, wrist gaiters and pockets for your lift pass and ski goggles.
Filled with ethically sourced, super-warm duck down, the Womens Maribor Down Ski Jacket from Schoffel keeps you totally toasty. Made with Venturi stretch fabric so you retain your mobility, this jacket lets you ski with full freedom of movement. Chic styling means this jacket is ideal for both mountain adventures and just chilling in town, making it the perfect jacket for a winter excursion.
You can browse all of our women's ski jackets here.