The Best Gear for a Perfect Ski Weekend

We’re smack dab in the middle of winter which may mean cold weather but also plenty of snow! If you’re a newbie or routinely tackle black diamond routes, chances are you need gear either way.

For all you ski bunnies and snowboarders out there itching to shred some powder, we’ve got the best gear for hitting the slopes. Plus some extra tips to make the most of your weekend, no matter how much skiing you do. And as always, we’ve included top deals to save you money. So the only thing you have to think about is that fresh snow.

Tested tough

When you invest in well-designed, well-structured clothing you won’t be too cold to enjoy your ski trip. Columbia has tested their equipment for a variety of elements and weather so you know their jackets are up to the task. You can use these Columbia coupons, offers and deals to find your winter storm ready jacket.

Wool warmers

Don’t let the cold temperatures fool you; you’ll work up quite the sweat while skiing and snowboarding. Polyester clothes aren’t insulating and cotton gets damp with sweat. So go for wool, especially merino wool, which keeps you warm, minimizes odor and wicks away sweat. Check out these SmartWool coupons and offers to get a great deal on your base layers.

Save face

Assemble a mini skincare kit to either take with you to the top of the mountain or to keep in your car. You’ll want sunscreen, moisturizer and lip balm. Burt’s Bees has plenty of natural ingredient products to choose from, and you can save money with these Burt’s Bees coupons, offers and deals.

Ski Rentals

If you’re not regularly hitting the slopes, you’ll probably want to rent your equipment rather than buy. For those of you in California and the Bay Area, you can choose between Sports Basement or Any Mountain. You can either get rentals sent to your home or pick them up at a store near you. Be sure to check out these Sports Basement coupons or these Any Mountain offers to save money at whichever store you rent from.

Weatherproof shoes

For the times you aren’t on a board or skis (if there is any), you’ll want a pair of comfortable, weatherproof shoes to trek around in. Invest in a pair with good tread so you don’t slip and fall on ice, such as pairs from Sorel. Be sure to use these coupons, offers and deals from Sorel to get a discount.

Are you hitting the slopes anytime soon? What are your ski trip essentials? Let us know!