Snowspiration: Top 23 Snow Picks for Women

RS58021_WomensOuterwear15-scrWho else is ridiculously, over-the-top stoked that winter is on the horizon? We’re already dreaming of  strapping into our bindings and hitting that fresh powder. Plus, now that snow has dumped all over the Alps, we can hardly sit still. So, with the snow season just around the corner comes the exciting time of getting your wardrobe shred-ready. We’re talking snow jackets, snow pants, baselayers and accessories for effortless style and performance on the slopes, in the backcountry and out at après.

With so much awesome gear dropping at Surfdome, it can be a bit of a daunting task knowing which items to pick. Do you style up with subtle hues? Go with GORE-TEX? And are prints even in any more? Luckily, we’re here with our top 23 snow picks for women who shred hard to keep you riding in style from helmet to toe strap.

 Snow Jackets

It’s an obvious thing to say, but the snow jacket is what brings the style. It’s what everyone will notice first about you in the bar, and potentially how friends and family can spot you from the chair. And whether you’re going to charge those pillow lines or simply cruise the blues, it’s the piece that’ll bring the performance. So, from stand out prints to subtle hues, zip up and let the jacket do the talking.

Burton Cinder Snow Jacket

Prints are a big trend this winter. We’re absolutely loving the Navajo print Cinder Jacket from BurtonIt’s guaranteed to keep you warm and dry with the DRYRIDE Durashell 2L exterior (10,000mm) and the adaptable pores of the Living Lining, new to this season. It’s also got an adjustable hem and waist cinch, with a side entry zipper for an on-trend anorak feel.


From left to right: O'Neill Maad Snow Jacket, Colour Wear Recruit Anorak Snow Jacket, Armada Womens Gypsum Snow Jacket

If classic black is your style, and you’re after something a bit more technical, then you can’t go wrong with the Maad Jacket from O’Neill. For plenty of kudos in the style department, it’s designed by freeskiing legend Maude Raymond. Yes, she’s combined her riding style and strong knowledge of the female freeski community into her first signature O’Neill jacket. Faux fur detailing and sonic welded quilting bring indisputable style, while the 20K/20K waterproof/breathability rating and O’Neill Hyperdry technology ensure you stay dry and warm as you dominate the hill and head into the backcountry.

For heaps of style on the mountain, you can’t go wrong with the Recruit Anorak Snow Jacket from Colour Wear. With its loose fit, there’s plenty of room for layering, while the left zipper vent with lock slider opens up the entire side for easy access. It’s got a reliable enough waterproof rating of 10,000mm, plus 60g of high loft insulation. We’re also loving the polka dot print and dropped tail hem for plenty of style points.

Finally, there’s the Gypsum Snow Jacket from Armada. With it’s flattering fit, mesh lining for added breathability, and a waterproof rating of 10,000mm, this jacket is designed for a reliable performance on the mountain while dominating in the style stakes (animal trend is massive outerwear trend this season). So, whether you’re stomping landings in the park or riding through the trees, this jacket is able to deliver. Plus, you’ll be adding plenty of style with the leopard print and extra long fit.

 Snow Pants

Snow pants are another essential to complete your alpine wardrobe. Whether you choose to match your snow jacket, or compliment it with a  different colour, it’s all about co-ordinating in style. Skinny or baggy, textured or plain, our selection of snow pants offer a reliable performance to cover you from slashing powder, landing your first 3, or riding groomers.

DC Recruit Snow Pants 

If you’re after speed, maybe it would help to wear snow pants with a rad cheetah print. Yes, DC have nailed the winter animal trend with their Recruit snow pants. Built for snow-covered adventures, these snow pants help build your confidence with every turn, thanks to the EXOTEX 10 fabric with a 10,000mm waterproof rating. The 40g of insulation keeps you cosy when those temperatures drop, while the jacket to pant attachment feature provides protection in even the deepest powder.

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From left to right: Armada Womens Shadow Snow Pants,  Bonfire Remy Snow Pants, Patagonia Slim Insulated Powder Bowl Snow Pants 

If Shaun White-type cheetah print is not your cup of tea, then maybe you can embrace the animal print trend with the Shadow Snow Pants from Armada. These pants have a smooth textured black snake print and a skinny slouch fit for indisputable style. With a slight slouchy fit at the waist, flared hem and 10,000mm waterproof rating, you’ll have the silhouette and performance qualities to knock those back 5s out of the park. Of course, if the call of the wild is too out-there, you can’t go wrong with the Remy Snow Pants from Bonfire. With their tailored fit and fully taped seams, these pants have the style and functionality to take you from fresh tracks to après.

Yet, if you’re after the technical outer layer to let you play in powder, then the Powder Bowl Insulated Snow Pants from Patagonia will have you covered. Their 2L GORE-TEX fabric and 60g Thermogreen insulation will guarantee warmth and keep you dry in the deepest bowls and tightest tree lines. They also have hidden RECCO reflectors for a touch of safety as you head into the backcountry and beyond.

Base Layers

Because you know it’s all about that base, bout that base… Sorry, we’ll stop. But, it is true when they say that it’s what’s underneath that counts. To keep warm and cosy when on the mountain, you’ll be needing some solid thermals to make sure you stay riding from first tracks till last lift.

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From left to right: Mons Royale Womens Supa Tech Base Layer, Mons Royale Womens Legging Base Layer
Burton Midweight Crew Pina Thermal Top, Burton Midweight Pina Thermal Bottoms, Armada Womens Haven Base Layer, Armada Womens Have Base Layer

Superior comfort is top priority if you’re going to be riding all day. And you can’t go wrong with some base layers from Mons Royale. Crafted with supremely soft, quick-drying Merino wool, they offer extreme comfort, moisture-wicking properties and odour prevention. They also come in rad colours that you’ll want to show off in the bar.

Indeed, who says thermals have to be boring? Go colourful and bright with the Pina thermals from Burton, crafted with the highly breathable and quick-drying DRYRIDE fabric. Or, you can always go for the psychedelic vibes with the Haven base layers from Armada, designed with 4-way stretch for total freedom of movement when you’re charging those pillow lines or loving the corduroy.


Accessories are the key to adding the finishing touches of style to your snow-destined outfit. Why not go for a thick ribbed fisherman-style beanie from the likes of Planks? Add a touch of magic with snow gloves, such as the Hello Operator unicorn mitts from Celtek, or go for heavy, stylish leather with the Wildling GORE-TEX mitts from Armada.

To achieve complete snow style from head to toe, snow socks have to be considered. As well as providing supreme comfort and support, socks from the likes of Roxy and ThirtyTwo bring the style with print detailing and fair isle prints.

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 From left to right: Colour Wear Badge Beanie, Volcom Chevron Beanie, Planks Drop Cliffs Mk4 Beanie 
Armada Womens Wildling GORE-TEX Snow MittsCeltek Hello Operator Snowboard Mitts, Oakley Womens Factory Winter Glove 2
Roxy Skii Zigzag Stripe Snow Socks, Burton Party Beads Snow Socks, ThirtyTwo Companion Socks 


So, what are you waiting for? Get styled with our snow picks and take on that mountain.


Needing some style inspo from the pros? Why not check out our Top 11 Female Snowboarders to Follow on Instagram?

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