My husband loves snow and skiing. However in the 22 years we have been together, we have never done a ski trip together. Finally, we are planning a family ski trip to Banff, Canada. We are all so excited. I know that the key for me to enjoy snow and skiing is to stay warm and dry so when it came to choosing ski wear for women, I turned to the experts on outdoor adventures, The North Face. They have over 50 years of experience making activewear and outdoor sports gear for all kinds of weather conditions. I was provided with a pair of The North Face Ski Pants, a North Face Ski Jacket, and North Face long sleeve baselayer top in order to facilitate review. All opinions expressed are my own.
Ski Wear For Women
When it comes to skiing, you have to stay warm and dry. The trick is also that you can get hot quickly with all that physical activity! That is why it is important to have layers and clothing with special features for keeping you warm, dry, and cool all at the same time. North Face ski wear for women has amazing features that keep you from looking and feeling like a marshmallow and that keep you dry from the snow and sweat.
The outer layer of your ski wear is always going to be your ski pants which at the very least should be waterproof. The top outer layer will likely be your women’s ski jackets but you may take that off if you are having a sunny, pretty warm day and you have good base layers underneath. I doubt I will ever remove my North Face ski jacket because I was raised in southern Louisiana and I always get cold easily!
Here is my outer layer of ski wear-
The North Face Ski Jacket: Women’s Connector Jacket in DARKEST SPRUCE HOT MESS PRINT
The North Face Ski Pants: Women’s Sally Pants in DARKEST SPRUCE
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If you shop online at The North Face, you can shop by activity so it will pull up all the ski wear for women options into one spot thenorthface.com/shop/womens-activities-skiing
The North Face Ski Jacket Womens- Features To Look For
What I love most about womens North Face Ski Jackets, are the great features. They offer The North Face ski jackets in a price range from $99-499 with features for the novice skier to the mountain explorer.
My North Face Ski Jacket is a lightly insulated, mid range model which sells for $180. The Women’s Connector Ski Jacket is waterproof and windproof. Those are both super important features when it comes to skiing. It is waterproof and fully seam sealed, however, it is still breathable. It also features underarm vents which can be opened it if you are building up too much warmth. The material itself is highly compressible (packs tiny), extremely durable, and keeps you warm without the bulk.
The relaxed fit offers more room in the body and sleeves so I can layer up easily. The hook-and-loop, adjustable cuff tabs and elastic snap-down powder skirt help you get the perfect fit to keep heat in and snow out. There is even clip integration so that you can easily connect the jacket to pant waistband.
For convenience, The North Face Connector Ski Jacket features an internal goggle pocket, a chest pocket, and two hand warmer pockets. In one of the pockets they even have an elastic cord with a goggle wipe- talk about smart features!
The North Face Ski Pants Womens Review
The most important feature when it comes to women’s ski pants, is that they are waterproof and that they allow for good movement. Of course, I want mine to be insulated too because I hate being cold.
The North Face Sally Pants are durable, fully seam sealed waterproof, breathable, freeride pants that are lightly insulated for breathable warmth. As we all know pants can be tricky to size and fit. I ordered a small and they are just right. I usually wear a size 6 in most things and these are perfect. These North Face ski pants have a relaxed fit that offers more room in the thigh and knees. This is great because I will be wearing a base layer underneath to keep me warm in the Canadian Rockies! They have a gaiter with gripper elastic and hook on the inside of the pant legs. This helps them stay attached to the boot and not ride up and not let snow in.
Last but not least, don’t forget to put a base layer and possibly a midlayer under your women’s ski jackets. The North Face Women’s Warm Long-Sleeve Zip Neck is perfect. The anti-odor polyester knit fabric features FlashDry™ Eco fibers to wick sweat away from the skin. This also works to dramatically speed drying time. And staying dry means staying warm. This baselayer is breathable and has a slim, next-to-skin fit without being clingy or too tight on my belly. This top is crafted with mechanical stretch for improved range of movement under mid-layers.
I hope this post helps you know what features to look for when you shop ski wear for women. You can see photos from my Banff ski trip on Instagram!
We had the best ski trip! My North Face ski jacket and ski pants kept me warm and dry. That makes all the difference to enjoying a day on the slopes!
2023 Update: Years later, my womens North Face ski jacket and ski pants are still going strong. We have been back to Banff 4 times and I am so happy with my ski wear and how durable it is.
Where is your favorite spot to ski? Have you ever tried The North Face ski clothing before? What are some of your favorite ski wear features?