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.
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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.
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)
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 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.
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