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A quick start guide on ski layering with Luisa Via Roma

A quick primer on layering up for the slopes (and saving some cash doing it).
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Photo: Luisa Via Roma

Photo: Luisa Via Roma

Knowing how to properly layer for the slopes can be as important as getting the ride ski or snowboard equipment. It can turn a fun day of carving into a miserable day of soggy clothes if you're not ready for the changing conditions winter can bring. We've assembled a quick guide on how to layer up with Luisa Via Roma so you can enjoy the mountain in the right gear. 

We've teamed up with Luisa Via Roma to bring you savings on their selection of winter goods, save an extra 20% off select sale products with our code BFAM20

The Base Layer


At the core of any layering setup is a good set of base layers, one for your upper body and a layer for your legs. These layers come in a variety of weights, so you'll want to make sure these are worn snug and next to the skin as this layer will keep sweat off your skin and keep you dry. 

Base Layer Top Options: Arc'teryx Phase AR Top ($75), Musto Active Base Layer Top ($94 on sale with code BFAM20)

Base Layer Bottom Options: Arc'teryx Phase AR Bottom Underwear ($75), Musto Active Base Layer Legging ($66 on sale with code BFAM20)

The Mid Layer


The Mid Layer is one piece you won't want to forget, especially if the weather decides to warm up that day. Its a lightweight piece usually constructed from fleece giving you an additional layer of warmth and the perfect jacket for just the right amount of warmth in case the temperature rises and you need to ditch your other layers. 

Pictured above is the Arc'teryx Fortrex Hoody ($287)

Insulating Layer


When it gets extra cold out there your best friend against the frost will always be a down jacket. You'll want a trimmer cut that fits well under a shell without compromising your freedom of motion on the slopes. 

Pictured above is the Arc'teryx Cerium ($375)

The Hardshell


The Hardshell is your armor against the elements, a jacket and pant made from a weather-resistant material that will lock out snow, ice, and cold winds. You should also look for breathability and venting to keep you from steaming inside your jacket is your body temperature rises as the day goes on. 

Hardshell Jacket Options: Arc'teryx Beta AR Hardshell ($625), Rossignol Vantage ($500)

Hardshell Pant Options: Rossignol Virage ($375 on sale with code BFAM20), Arc'teryx Sabre ($562)

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