Blog Post Updated on October 20, 2021
Person 1: How many layers are you going to wear today?
Person 2: I don't know, how many layers are you going to wear today?
Person 3: Well, the high is only going to be about 26 today and cloudy maybe you should go with three.
Person 1: Do you think that's enough?
Enough of that, you get my drift. This is a regular debate in the mornings with the crew that I travel with on ski weekends. Well at least a few of them.
Me? Not so much.
I'm focused on how I can seamlessly blend being warm and comfortable enough in my ski gear with looking good in my après ski clothes. It's a skill that requires thought and planning but for those of you who love their post ski shenanigans, as much as I do, it's an absolute must.
What to Wear for Après Ski
Generally speaking the post-shred scene kicks off right after the lifts stop spinning. At least it does for most people. There are the select few après all day types who like to get their party on significantly earlier. Either way, it is not uncommon to rock the insulated layers that you wore all day skiing and snowboarding right to the bar. With this in mind, consider wearing après ski clothes that serve a dual purpose.
My après ski outfit usually consists of one of our All About Après t-shirts over my base layer. If I'm still a little chilly from the mountain, my zip-up mid layer or flannel on top gives me just the right amount of warmth. This way I can shed some gear when the bar heats up and the boot dancing begins.
The Best Après Ski Clothes Focus on Style and Comfort
When it comes to your après ski clothes, you obviously want to look good too. However looking good is nothing if your clothing is not comfortable. There is nothing worse than spending what could be the most fun hours of your ski day in agony.
Most resorts offer free bag checks these days. Be sure to take advantage of this by packing your ski bag with a few key items. These clothes for après ski will keep you comfortable in the long run and are guaranteed to optimize your after hours experience.
5 Essential Clothes for Après Ski
Ski Sweater: A ski sweater is an ideal clothing item to transition from the slopes to the bar. A lot of ski clothing brands like Dale of Norway, Obermeyer and Tipsy Elves make excellent technical sweaters that also look really good and are very comfortable.
Technical Flannel: Flannels are like the tuxedos of mountain fashion landscape and technical flannels are the BMW of this category. With the ability to wick away water and keep you warm they serve as an excellent mid-layer substitute. Meanwhile their buttery soft comfort and awesome looks like my High Sierra from California Cowboy makes them an excellent choice to transition from shredding pow to drinking beers. It even has a pocket to hold your beer while you do say, I don't know...a shotski.
Fleece or Ski Hoodie: A good ski hoodie or fleece is both casual and effective. Either of the two can serve as your mid-layer while skiing and riding. They are also an invaluable part of your après ski outfit. A good ski hoodie or fleece like the ones we offer from our après ski clothing brand are comfortable and stylish. Plus if you get too warm you can shed this layer pretty easily to unveil one of our après ski t-shirts.
T-Shirt Over Base Layer: This is my go-to-look. It works really well under the aforementioned fleece or hoodie. Our apres ski clothing brand offers a wide array of graphic après ski t-shirts that are super soft and designed to spark a conversation. That is what après ski is all about.
Après Ski Hat: Ski beanies and baseball hats are a vital component of your après ski clothes. Wearing a helmet all day can take its toll on your hair. It can seriousl have it going in directions you did not think was possible. This doesn't have to be a problem though. Tuck it into a ski beanie and your helmet hair will no longer be a problem.
Après Ski Boots: Ski boots suck! So why would you spend any more time in them than you have to? As I mentioned earlier, most resorts have free baggage checks these days. Use it to store a bag with a comfortable pair of boots for when your ski day ends.
Companies like Forsake are taking a deep dive into this category. They produce an array of stylish, comfortable and functional boots to take you from trail to town.
Don't get me wrong, I love a good boot dancing session. However, I'll leave that up to others and keep my feet comfy and warm in my après ski boots.
What is your favorite part of your après ski outfit?
Did we miss anything? If you have clothing item that you absolutely love, let us know about it in the comments below. If not, it's time you jumped in on the trend. Our apres ski clothing brand offers a wide variety of options for you to up your post ski day sartorial game.
Doyle, Katie. "Apres-Ski Attire Do's and Don'ts." ThoughtCo, Dec. 3, 2019, thoughtco.com/apres-ski-attire-3008718.