How to Dress for Colorado Spring Skiing

Get ready for spring skiing in Colorado with expert gear tips. Stay comfortable and safe on the slopes with our essential clothing advice for the changing mountain weather.

Snowfall in the trees in the Outback at Keystone, Colorado.

Ah, yes. Spring skiing. There's nothing else quite like it.

It's a time where Mother Nature can't seem make up her mind. One minute, you're sun-kissed and sweating, and the next, you're bundled up like an Arctic explorer in a whiteout.

And while this rollercoaster ride is part of what makes Spring skiing so fun, it can make for a tricky packing challenge. that's why we’ve put together a list of gear and clothing tips that will keep you comfortable no matter what kind of weather you might encounter on your spring skiing adventures.


Base Layers


First things first, ditch the heavy base layers. Opt for those magical layers that repel moisture while keeping you cozy. Bonus points if they're light enough to peel off when you're chilling on a sunny patio après-ski style.


Mid Layers


Mid layers? Optional, right? Think again. When those surprise storms hit, you'll thank us. Go with a polyester or fleece—insulation without suffocation. You want warmth without feeling like you're wrapped in a blanket.


Jackets & Pants


When it comes to jackets, waterproof ones will be your best friends when that heavy, wet snow of Spring decides to crash the party. And for pants, flexibility is key. You need those babies to move with you, whether you're sweating it out or gliding through spring powder.


Socks & Shoes


Wool socks are a must—flexible, breathable, and quick to dry. And hey, find boots that love your feet as much as you love the slopes. Happy feet, happy skiing.


Safety First


No matter the season, you should always wear your helmet. For the Springtime, look for one that's light and breezy—your head shouldn't feel like a baked potato, even on warm days.


Eyes & Hands


Goggles > Sunglasses, especially when you're zooming down the mountain. And gloves or mittens? Your call. Just make sure they're waterproof and snug. Nobody likes icy fingers. Oh, and don't forget some sunscreen. The sun reflecting off the snow can be surprisingly strong, so a good SPF for your face is always a good idea.


With the right gear, you'll be ready for whatever weather curveballs come your way. Now go out there, conquer those slopes, and make this spring skiing season one for the books. 🎿✨