Staff Picks: Favorite Ski Jackets of 2012

The temperatures have dropped below 40, the rain has turned to snow, and your snow tires are finally coming to use. It’d mid-January, and winter is in full swing. At this point in the season, it’s not important whether or not you’ve made it up to go skiing yet (if you’re hesitant in these types of conditions, it’s 100% okay to stay at home instead of going). What does matter, though, is if you’re ready for that big ski weekend with your girlfriends this weekend in Aspen for the X-Games, or your long-awaited family ski vacation to Park City next month.

Regardless of whether or not you plan on skiing, you still want to be equipped with a comfortable, warm, and stylish ski jacket that will keep you warm no matter what activities you choose to do in the mountains. There are so many types of ladies ski jackets out there, it can get complicated when you’re shopping for one. Do you base your decision off style, or technology offered? Do you pick a jacket with a color that looks great on your, or a waterproof rating that is sure to keep you dry all day? Regardless of the factors you take into consideration before spending the big bucks on a nice jacket, us women all want the same thing- to be happy with our purchases, especially when it’s for something important (the X-Games only come once a year!). We can’t tell you which jacket is perfect for you this season, because we don’t know exactly what you consider the perfect ski jacket. What we can do, though, is tell you our favorites; and, hopefully spark some style inspiration in you and get you ready to take the plunge with buying a fabulous new ski jacket just for you.


Spyder Posh Faux Fur Jacket (White)
This extremely waterproof and breathable ski jacket lets you live up to the posh mountain experience. Wear it with your favorite diamonds, because this is the non-skier ski jacket.










Obermeyer Circuit Down Jacket (True Red)
This sporty jacket will keep you warm and dry on the mountain, but is also practical enough that it looks great worn around town with jeans and your favorite hat.









Columbia Best Dam Down Jacket (Red Element)
For the woman who is less concerned about how fashionable the jacket is, and more concerned with how warm she’s going to be. Omni-Heat technology keeps you 20% warmer, and it really works.









Salomon Intuition Jacket (Bay Blue)
You’ll be a show stopper both on and off the mountain with this jacket. Lightweight insulation means this jacket won’t add 10 pounds when worn.

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A proud Colorado resident for 13 years, Jacqueline loves working up a sweat and being active outdoors, whether it's hiking 14ers, running the city, or working out at Red Rocks. She also loves traveling and having new adventures in the U.S. and throughout the world, spending time with her friends and family, good food and drink, and last, but certainly not least—the Denver Broncos!

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2 Responses to “Staff Picks: Favorite Ski Jackets of 2012”

  1. Narty March 22, 2012 at 10:18 am #

    Please help me guys, i’ve never been skiing and i want to start but i don’t know what type of skis i should buy

    • WinterWomen
      Jacqueline April 12, 2012 at 10:12 am #

      Hi Narty! We only deal in ski and snow outerwear, not necessarily hard goods. So we’re not the most versed on equipment per say, however, here is a link to a pretty good article/interview with a pro skier, all about selecting the best skis –

      Hope this helps!

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