Given the fact that we received a dumping of snow when it was not yet Halloween, now is the time to pick up some extra warm clothing to prepare for the months ahead. The mountains will be opening very soon and the apres ski scene will be here.
For some skiers, the apres ski activities are almost as important as catching the perfect run on the mountain. Apres-ski attire is important to the apres-ski experience, and the right clothes can make – or break – your night. Spending the night in insulating layers, snow pants, and worst of all – ski boots! is just plain uncomfortable. Consider wearing something comfortable, fashionable and most of all cute! After all, you are on vacation which makes for the perfect excuse to purchase a few extra alpine classics.
Lets start with your feet. Wearing ski boots after your ski day has concluded is just plain wrong. Who wants to walk around in big clunky ski boots when you can wear something great, funky and a bit fashion forward. The classic Moon Boot is the perfect example and available at Lahouts Ski Shop!
This Tecnica Moon Boot keeps you lookin’ good and feeling great in the coldest of weathers. The Crocodile model has an embossed faux patent upper, high quality foam insulation for keeping you warm and adjustable laces for an extra-tight fit. The Moon Boot was inspired by the footwear and apparel design of the legendary Apollo expedition to the moon. Its popularity continues to this day. Those of us that are just looking for warmth will find the Moon boot to be the ultimate in comfort. At -30 your feet will stay cozy. Remember, although these boots are really warm, they aren’t meant for activities like hiking or snowshoeing. However, if you’re spending a lot of time on the snow and want to look good, this is the boot for you.
Another choice that will keep you both comfy and cozy is the women’s Classic UGG® Short Sparkles. It is a stylish and glittery take on one of the most famous boots. Covered in sparkly sequins and bound with satin, it is sure to turn heads and stand out in a crowd. All the boots in the Classic Collection feature a soft foam insole covered with genuine sheepskin. The Classic UGG Short Sparkles has a light and flexible, molded EVA outsole that is infused with metallic flecks and designed for amazing comfort with every step. It also comes in stunning silver-perfect for adding that extra bling. These short sparkles are just great when you are leaving the resort for dinner or clubbing.
As important as fashion might be to your apres-ski attire, make sure not to forget function, too. Your apres-ski clothes should be comfortable. The way to remain comfortable no matter the temperature is to dress in layers. A sweater, vest or fleece gives you multiple opportunities to look great and remain comfortable. Very in this season is the Nordic inspired sweater. One of my all time favorites is the Neve Lisa Full Zip Jacket. It protects you from a slight chill with ultra-fine Merino wool with classic colors and modern Nordic patterns. Neve Designs creates stunning ski and lifestyle apparel with elegance and flair, mixing European influences with classic American style. In the Italian Alps, neve means snow. Neve Design was born in the mountains of Colorado, but it’s just as comfortable at an elegant dinner in the city. Neve is style, made effortless. It is sophistication with a touch of whimsy. It is impeccable detailing and consummate quality with inspired pattern and color. It is performance as nature intended and one of my favorite brands!
Another killer option is a hoody fleece that looks youthful and fun. The NorthFace Thatch fleece-lined soft shell serves as a great wind resistant shell on the mountain, or as a apres ski casual hoodie. The asymmetrical front zip adds unique style for today’s modern rider. Ribbing at cuffs and hem provides casual sweatshirt-style fit, while monkey thumbs at base of each sleeve fosters added coverage in cold weather. Offering outstanding 4-way stretch mobility during extended activity, the versatile Thatch Hoodie transitions easily from an aerobic stand-alone piece to mid layer insulator under a shell. Fashioned from light and breathable TNF Apex Aerobic 3 layer fabric, this soft shell jacket is topped with a fully adjustable fixed hood for a full weather frontal attack. Load up the handwarmer zip pockets with essentials then head out and weave a trail of inspiration in edgy TNF hoody styling.
To be continued…..