Information on Ski Jackets

Information on Ski Jackets
Ski jackets are designed to keep skiers happy on the slopes for hours and hours. With innovation, ski jackets have evolved over the years with more features that are in tune with how skiing has changed.


Well-ventilated waterproof jackets are used most often by skiers to keep them warm and dry from the elements while also dissipating extra heat when working the slopes.



Some ski jackets come with hoods or remove bale hoods to add warmth to the jacket. One disadvantage to having a hood is that it blocks peripheral vision.

Powder Skirts

Some ski jackets have powder skirts. Located at the waist and approximately 2 inches long, the powder skirt snaps closed and cinches down the waist to keep snow out. Cinch cords also serve a similar purpose.

Design Innovations

Sometimes referred to as body mapping, ski jackets are being designed with longer bent arms and with longer fits in back to fit the movement of skiers.


Seemed zipper seals, ski pass pockets, iPod headphone threading holes and even jackets equipped with a Recco avalanche protection system are just some of the extras you may find on a ski jacket.


Article Written By Courtney Johnson

Courtney Johnson is a freelance sports writer and photographer based in California. Her articles and photos appear regularly in newspapers and magazines such as "Triathlete" and "Cross Country Skier." Johnson graduated from the University of Iowa with a B.A. in media production and minor in writing. She is studying for her copy editing certificate at the University of San Diego.

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