14 performance ski pants that are actually fashionable and functional for snow sports galore.
Ski and Snow Pants
Ski season is upon us and it’s one of the most fun and whimsical activities to dress for, if you ask us. Snow bound outfits are rife with layers—the stylish opportunities for ski pants and ski jackets are endless.
That said, performance is key. After all, no matter how chic you look on the slopes, if your ski pants, jacket, and underlayers don’t properly move, insulate, or waterproof yourself, they’re nearly worthless.
The good news is, plenty of sportswear companies have hit the nail on the head when it comes to the marriage of style and function.
In other words, you’ll be able to look just as stylish on the ski slopes as you are off, and never sacrificing any of the essential checklist items when it comes to warm and waterproof wears.
What to wear under ski pants: a thin base-layer like a heattech but for colder weather, layer fleece lined leggings underneath your ski and snow pants for extra warmth.
Starting with ski pants, we’ve rounded up a list of the 14 best to mix into your snow bunny wardrobe this season.
With the best ski jackets, underlayers, and accessories next on our list, we’ve got you covered for a great and fashionable trip to the mountains with ease.
Shop our favorite ski pants ahead.
OUR TOP PICKS
These Columbia ski pants are just the thing, no matter what color your outfit, with a slight insulation to keep you warm and a waterproof finish.
They feature a straight sporty fit with side slit pockets and are a great classic go-to that you’ll keep for years.
Who doesn’t need extra comfort? Go big or go home with this pair of bib overalls for skiing.
Not only do they boast an allover quilted texture, but also an overall design to ensure that they always stay exactly in position.
If you’re looking for a little bit of variety, but don’t want a pair of ski pants that’s full-blown metallic, leather, or a bright color, slip into these all black tech pants that boast a wide belt and extra faux leather panels at the knees.
Pro Tip! Long sleeve black bodysuits are great for underlayers up top!
When it comes to ski pants, The North Face has longtime been one of the top dogs.
In white, black, or a collection of seasonal colors and prints, these waterproof insulated snow pants are ones you’ll love, no matter what you style them with.
For lovers of bold style, shop this black and white printed pair of ski pants from Aztech Mountain. Your friends will be able to spot you from the bottom of the slope for sure.
Pair your lightweight packable down jacket for après ski with these pants.
We love this for color! If you don’t opt for bright colors while skiing, then when?
Whether your jacket is a patchwork of neons or a classic black, slip into these slightly flared ski pants in bright pink this winter.
Opt for an ‘80s vibe with your ski uniform by slipping into these bright turquoise Kappa ski pants. They even come complete with suspenders for a great fit while you go.
For the bold at heart, shop this pair of Farm Rio ski pants that is not only made of one brightly colored silk scarf-inspired print, but a patchwork of four of them.
Pro Tip! To take the best pictures on the mountain (with your fabulous ski outfits), bring your pro camera (sans skis and gear) when you take the gondola up one afternoon.
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Go full-blown bib overall with these performance ski pants from Marmot.
On a cold day, bundle up with your normal fleece and jacket, but on a hot spring skiing afternoon, consider wearing it with nothing more than a few layers underneath.
If color isn’t really your thing, but you don’t want to opt for classic black, slip into these ski pants from Burton in a subtle shade of navy.
Made of a waterproof material DryRide to keep you dry and slim-fitting for optimal movement. Plus, mesh-lined zipper thigh vents come in handy when it gets warm.
If you prefer a white ski look, but want something a little bit more head-turning, you’ll love these colorful embroidered star-printed JetSet pants, to be styled with a jacket in any color under the sun.
From the front it’s mostly solid white but you see 9 stars from the side!
Patchwork is a huge trend in ready-to-wear, so why not take it to the slopes? In pale pink, baby blue, and navy, these ski pants will have all eyes on you.
Did you know Erin Snow’s ski pants has a killer fit? Opt for a pair of slim ski pants with this skinny stirrup design from Erin Snow.
Meant to tuck into the top of your boots, this colorless style allows your gear and jacket to be on full display.
Leave it to Roxy to craft a pair of floral ski pants that feel just as appropriate for the dead of winter as they do mid-spring.
You’ll fall in love with these navy and white flower-printed bottoms no matter where you’re headed to ski.
Let loose and have fun with your ski wears. Be it pants, jackets, accessories, or more…now is the time to try out bold colors, fun prints, and whimsical styles.
It’s important to shop performance activewear when you’re gearing up to go skiing, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t look fashionable at the same time.
Shop these chic ski pants and you’re sure to fall in love with your new snow bunny look.
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