Spring skiing is officially upon us at the Spring Skiing Capital, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows. The perfect California spring ski day? Early morning corduroy runs, a quick bite to eat on the Gold Coast deck, slushing your way through the spring corn in the afternoon, and sunning yourself at the KT Base bar while you apres.
With warmer weather, longer days, and the occasional spring storm (I’ll take some more powder days), I’ve found light layering is the best way to stay comfortable while skiing. Early morning temperatures are still on the chilly side, but by the afternoon it can feel like you’re ready to head to the High Camp Pool! The European company Ortovox designs clothing and outdoor gear dedicated to backcountry skiing and outdoor activities. They have a wonderful selection of layering pieces for our fickle spring weather. Ortovox combines Swiss wool and fleece for a warm, lightweight, and durable material. The Ortovox Zebru Jacket is a lightweight yet warm, wind and water-resistant piece that is perfect on it’s own for April mornings, or underneath the Ortovox Ortler Shell Jacket on storm days. Pair the Zebru jacket with a light moisture wicking base layer top, like the Mons Royale Alta Tech Crew for men, or the Spyder Solitude Funnel in coral for a pop of color for women. Finish off your outfit with the Ortovox Ortler Shell Pant and Flylow Shreggings base layer pants for women or Helly Hansen Lifa Dry for man, and you have the perfect combination for a great day of spring skiing! And don’t forget to check out our new arrivals of Smith and Ray-Ban sunglasses to even out your goggle tan!