On The Slopes: When the Mountain Becomes Your Playground

Text by: Altitude Sports Collaboration

Arc’teryx, Giro, Icebreaker, Mountain Hardwear, MSR, Norrona, Oakley, The North Face. On The Slopes: When the Mountain Becomes Your Playground

There is nothing like keeping a fashion sense while practicing your favorite sport. We’ve gathered some of the best elements available on the market so you can look your best while sliding down the mountain.

You need to stay warm so a mid layer is imperative. Norrona offers a great choice of colors that can easily match. The Falketind Primaloft100 Hood Jacket (1) is light, packable and fits perfectly beneath a shell. Synthetic insulation offers many great advantages: works perfectly even when its wet and offers a great performance for its weight. Find out more about our midlayer selection here, if you want to compare different styles.


The North Face is constantly making strides to impress its fans with new useful technologies, such as the FuseForm construction technique. Looking for a waterproof jacket that resists abrasion and lets you move freely? The FuseForm Brigandine 3L Jacket (2) is what you need with its seamless material mapping that increases its lifetime expectancy while keeping it light.

To complete the core of your look and ensure everything matches, we suggest to go with the matching snow pants. The North Face Fuseform Brigandine (4) pants will regulate your overall comfort and temperature with its stretch and completely waterproof material that allows a great range of mobility. Whether you’re having fun on your favorite mountain or further in the backcountry exploring new skiing horizon, these pants will get you anywhere for an ultimate skiing experience. It goes without saying that you should always wear a baselayer underneath, like Patagonia’s Capilene midweight bottoms, made from the most versatile polyester for the greatest comfort.

It’s now time to think about the essential accessories. Your hands will be the first place you’ll be loosing heat, so you shouldn’t neglect the quality when looking for gloves. Arc’teryx’ Fission gloves (3) will make no compromise on style while being waterproof, breathable, heavily insulated, durable and comfortable. The outershell is made out of GORE-TEX and they’re insulated with PrimaLOFT. To match your midlayer, Norrona has you covered with a matching tuque (11).

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The look is now complete. Put on some Icebreaker socks (10) and pack your Oakley goggles (8) with your ski boots in your Mountain Hardwear Duffel (13) to be ready for a good time. While it may seems unnecessary, once you will have bought a duffel for your skiing equipment, you will see it as an essential piece for any outdoor activity.

If you’re going on a longer journey doing backcountry skiing, you may will want to have a look at the following. First of, grab Arc’teryx Quintic 27 Backpack (5) and pack an MSR shovel (12) and probe (7). These will be useful to ensure your security. Protect your head with Giro (6) and prevent the worst by bringing with you some Black Diamond skins (9).

We have gathered what we thought was the most useful, but if you’re looking for new equipment, make sure to consult our entire backcountry selection. 

Make sure to enjoy every moment, a life of adventures is a well lived life.

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