Spring is here, and so is a surfeit of spring skiing outfit looks. From banana costumes to bandanas – this is the time of year to send it (style-wise that is).
If you’ve never been spring skiing before, you’re in for a treat. Not only will you love the soft snow underfoot and bluebird skies overhead the people-watching is also top-notch. (A favourite patio activity, for sure). Plus, get ready to ski and snowboard well into May – with Banff Sunshine and Lake Louise Ski Resort boasting the longest non-glacial ski seasons in North America.
If you’re wondering what to wear, keep scrolling. These are some of our favourite spring skiing outfit looks to try this spring.
Our favourite spring skiing outfit ideas
1 ) Turn heads in a one-piece
Tubing never looked so good. A pretty one-piece from your local vintage shop will stand out brighter than prairie crocuses popping up through the snow.
2 ) Go full retro
The 80s called it, it says you can keep the snowsuit. Rock a signature block-colour onesie and turn perfect 8’s all the way back to the 80’s. Style tip: tuck your snow pants into your ski boots and don’t forget a fanny pack.
3 ) Send it shirtless
Just when we thought we’d seen everything on the slopes – the tarps come off and the tans come out. It’s summer somewhere, right? With temperatures hitting above zero most spring skiing days into late April and May, going shirtless actually makes sense. We’re not here to judge.
4 ) Soak up the sun in a sports bra
Who needs a beach when you’re in Banff National Park? Ladies, if ever there was a time to drop those layers, sunny spring afternoons on the slopes would be it. (Pina Coladas not included.)
5 ) Try a trendy pair of sunnies
Safety first! Protect your baby blues (and show off your personality) with a fun pair of sunnies. Wear an on-trend shape or opt for a fun neon frame.
6 ) Add a fun accessory
Spring skiing outfits are all about expressing your style. If rummaging through racks of retro clothing isn’t your scene, opt for one statement accessory. A bright bandana is an easy go-to.
7 ) Mix in some neon
Nothing says spring skiing like neon! For a subtle nod to neon, try incorporating the colour into your look through a toque or bold buff. For those feeling a bit braver – neon snowsuits are always welcome.
8 ) Head out in your favourite hoodie
Step aside sweater weather, hoodie season is a holy time of year. The kind of weather that’s warm and dry and perfectly paired with a few pints on the patio.
9 ) Bring out the bib
Channel your inner cool girl and swap out a thick snow jacket for a simple long sleeve and bib combo. Bibs aren’t only wildly practical (Hello, no powder down your pants) but they’re also cool as heck and have been dominating outerwear trend reports for more than three seasons.
10 ) Coordinate costumes
Spring skiing outfits are all about getting creative. Anything goes on the slopes! Costumes are fair game and coordinated team costumes are highly encouraged.
11) Choose a sunny colour
This style tip may seem simple but it’s also very effective at making your look feel more spring-like. Tossing on a pastel toque or sunny, yellow fleece is a great way to brighten up your spring look.
12 ) Take it down to a t-shirt
Start your farmer-tan early shredding the slopes. There’s nothing more liberating than shredding in a t-shirt. The ultimate celebration of above zero days.
Sneak in a spring skiing getaway
The season isn’t over! Come up for a sneaky spring skiing getaway. Now is the time to rock your favourite retro look. Should you need a bit more flexibility with your travel plans this winter our no-questions-asked cancellation policy allows for free changes and cancellations until 3-days prior to arrival. Pre-order your lift tickets for ultimate multi-day/multi-mountain convenience – but rest assured, SkiBig3 Lift Tickets are fully-refundable until 3-days prior to arrival. To book your winter ski vacation, call 1-844-754-2443 to speak with a reservation specialist or go online to access SkiBig3 Lift Tickets or some exceptional Ski & Stay Package deals.