Ski Fashion 2012 – 2013: The Hottest Looks On Snow (Giveaway, too)

For Ski and Snowboard Fashion 2013 – 2014, please check out an updated new post…and a new giveaway, too!

Salomon Brilliant Jacket

Salomon Brilliant Jacket in Black and Fancy Pink.


An update of this post, for Winter 2013 – 2014, posted on October 10th!

brave ski mom logoWithout a doubt, the most popular post at The Brave Ski Mom last season was the 2012 ski and snowboard fashion update. Even during the hottest days of summer, this post was getting hits.

So, once again this season, I’ve teamed up with to share the latest trends in ski and snowboard fashion for this upcoming winter! logoBig thanks to for sharing their insights into the hottest looks on snow. All photos courtesy

Ski Jacket Trends for 2013:

Soft and Feminine Colors (Perfect for the woman who doesn’t want a brightly colored ski jacket, but who still wants to be stylish.)

Obermeyer Adele Jacket in Platinum

Obermeyer Adele Jacket in Plantinum

The Obermeyer Adele Jacket in Platinum.

Obermeyer Leighton Jacket in Champagne

Obermeyer leighton jacket champagne

Obermeyer Leighton Jacket in Champagne.

Salomon Exposure Jacket in Bright Yellow/Dark Violet/Bay Blue

Salomon Exposure Jacket in Dark Yellow Dark Violet Blue Bay Blue

Salomon Exposure Jacket in Dark Yellow/Dark Violet/Bay Blue.

Bold Colors (These colors make a statement on the mountain, without trying too hard.)

Salomon Speed II Jacket in Dark Violet Blue

Salomon Speed II Jacket in Dark Violet Blue

Salomon Speed II Jacket in Dark Violet Blue

The North Face Amore Down Jacket in Barberry Pink

North Face Amore Down Jacket barberry pink

North Face Amore Down Jacket in Barberry Pink.

Spyder Prevail Jacket in Volcano/White

Spyder Prevail Jacket Volcano and White

Spyder Prevail Jacket in Volcano and White.

Sporty and Athletic Styles (For the no-nonsense women who is focused on performance.)

Columbia Bugaboo 3-in-1 Jacket in Black Vertical Print

Columbia Bugaboo Jacket

Columbia Bugaboo Jacket in Black Vertical Print.

Patagonia Insulated Snowbelle Jacket in Birch White

Patagonia Insulated Snowbelle Jacket

Patagonia Insulated Snowbelle Jacket in Birch White.

The North Face Cheakamus Triclimate 3-in-1 Jacket in Pamplona Purple

North Face Cheakamus Triclimate Jacket

North Face Cheakamus Triclimate Jacket in Pamplona Purple.

Classic Black with a Twist (Black never goes out of style — it only gets better!)

Spyder Artemis Jacket in Black/Coast/White

Spyder Artemis Jacket

Spyder Artemis Jacket in Black/Coast/White.

Obermeyer Capri Jacket in Black

Obermeyer Capri Jacket

Obermeyer Capri Jacket in Black.

Salomon Brilliant Jacket in Black/Fancy Pink

Salomon Brilliant Jacket

Salomon Brilliant Jacket in Black and Fancy Pink.

Ski Pant Trends for 2013:

Hot Colors! (Whether your look is soft or bold, sporty or feminine…you can spice up any ski outfit with a pair of new ski pants. Also for the woman who has had the same ski jacket for the past 10 years – that fits perfectly and still keeps her warm – but she wants an updated look.)

Obermeyer Malta Pant in Hot Coral

Obermeyer Malta Ski Pant

Obermeyer Malta Ski Pant in Hot Coral.

Salomon Brilliant Pant in Fancy Pink

Salomon Brilliant Ski Pant

Salomon Brilliant Ski Pant in Fancy Pink.

Spyder Echo Pant in Coast

Syder Echo Pant

Spyder Echo Ski Pant in Coast.

 Snowboard Jacket Trends for 2013:

Longer Lengths/Fits (Look for a longer fit, but tailored in the middle for feminine shape.)

Burton GMP Eleanor Jacket in True Black

Burton Eleanor Jacket

Burton Eleanor Jacket in True Black.

Bonfire Taylor Jacket in Storm

Bonfire Taylor Jacket

Bonfire Taylor Jacket in Storm.

Feminine (and Funky) Prints (Paired with solid-colored pants and a basic accessories, these jackets offer unique style without going overboard. Think unique twists to classic patterns.)

Burton TWC Boomsticks Jacket in Bright White Cherry Blossom

Burton TWC Broomsticks Jacket

Burton TWC Broomsticks Jacket in Bright White and Cherry Blossom.

Burton TWC Memphis Jacket in Cheet-Bra Print

Burton TWC Memphis Jacket

Burton TWC Memphis Jacket in Cheet-Bra Print.

 Snowboard Pant Trends for 2013

The Wildest Pants on the Mountain (‘Nuff said.)

Burton TWC Sugartown Pant in Cheet-Bra Print

Burton TWC Sugartown Snowboard Pant

Burton TWC Sugartown Snowboard Pant in Cheet-Bra Print. Giveaway has graciously donated a “Winner’s Choice” giveaway for this post. Leave a comment below (it would be great if you have feedback on any of this season’s styles!) and if your name is chosen in a random drawing, you will win your choice of a Snow Angel Plum Veluxe Turtleneck (size medium) or Wonder Women Snowboard Socks from Burton.

snow angel veluxe turtleneck

Snow Angel Veluxe Turtleneck Top in Plum.

Burton Wonder Women Snowboard Sock

Burton Wonder Women Snowboard Sock.

While I haven’t tried the Wonder Women socks (but don’t you love the name?), I have a Snow Angel Turtleneck.

It’s buttery smooth and soft. Made of a cozy blend of 88% micropoly and 12% spandex, it’s a functional, lightweight baselayer, perfect for layering or for winter running. The neck is generous, but not too high — perfect for wearing scrunched (rather than folded as in the photo). The sleeves are plenty long and the overall length of the shirt is more than enough to tuck in and stayed tucked in (So no snow down the pants — but, of course, we never fall, do we?!).

Again, to enter, please leave a comment. For a second entry, please “like” on Facebook and/or follow them on Twitter.

One winner will be chosen randomly on Tuesday, October 11th at 8:00 a.m. MDT.

Good luck!

Related Posts:

Coming Up: 

October 10, 2012 – Ski Fashion 2012 – 2013: Stylish Winter Boots for Women and Girls (Sorel Giveaway)

October 17, 2012 – Ski Fashion 2012 – 2013: Winter Styles for Cool Kids (Design Contest & Giveaway from Skboot)

October 31, 2012 – Ski Fashion 2012 – 2013: Beautiful Baselayers, Midlayers and More (Icebreaker Giveaway)

To facilitate this post, I received a Snow Angel Veluxe Turtleneck to review. As always, all opinions are my own and are exactly what I would tell my family and friends. 

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Deanna!



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  1. says

    I LOVE when new looks come out! I was reading this as I walked into work and I showed it to a friend of mine and he had that look of “It’s this type of fashion that gets you excited?” Made me proud :). Can’t wait for this season!

  2. says

    wow, it’s been a while since I’ve been on a ski hill apparently because my snowboard jacket and ski pants are definitely NOT stylish anymore. But oh those hot pink pants!!! I would love a pair of those.

  3. Maja says

    I love how winter clothing has gotten more and more stylish over the years. Every year I look forward to getting a little something new to wear for the upcoming cold weather. Layering is my specialty and I’d love to get my hands on that turtleneck top.

  4. says

    What a fun roundup!

    Interesting that one trend is toward softer colors. The reason I wear a bright orange jacket is only 1/2 because I like it. The other 1/2 of the consideration is that my kids can spot me on the hill!


    • says

      You make a good point! The more distinctive you look, the easier it is for them to spot you. And vice versa. How about a softer color jacket with a pair of rippin’ bright pants?


    • says

      Congratulations! I have to admit, I enjoyed the two winters when I was pregnant. Expecting was a good excuse to cozy up with a book, a movie and a toddler! Enjoy every minute!


  5. MRX says

    Love the platinum and champagne colors!!! Although, like another commentator, bright color is back by popular demand this year so that I can be spotted in the mountain by the fam . . . . I will moderate it with solid black or white pants. Thanks for the post. Visited last year and am glad for this year’s!

    • says

      Being seen by your kids is a good thing! I love those colors too! Maybe you can pair a softer color jacket with some really bright pants (or helmet!) Enjoy! And, thanks for coming back again this year. Cheers!

  6. Ginger Morehouse says

    Love the ski clothes. I always enjoy Patagonia ski wear, but really like the looks of the Bonfire Taylor Jacket.

  7. Schmidty says

    North and Patagonia – wish I could live in their winter stuff all year! Love the oinks and purples …and the style of the purple sweater you are giving away is perfect with or without. Thanks for the chance to own it!

  8. Tara says

    The bright colored ski pants look so fun! I’m not feeling the light shade trends. They look great in the pics all new & clean but would be very hard to spot on the slopes. Thanks for sharing all the styles!

  9. Michelle C says

    After reading this blog I’m inspired to update my ski look – I love the bright pink pants! The wonder woman socks look much warmer than the wonder woman under-roos I wore as a toddler. I don’t wear underroos anymore, but I’m still a fan of wonder woman. :)

  10. says

    I particularly love the bonfire taylor jacket in storm. Very cute.
    I feel like this year there’s gonna be a lot more solids than patterns on outerwear.
    One thing I noticed though- you didn’t cover handwear. The models in every picture wore gloves but what’s hot is actually mittens. Among the folks that actually are on the snow every single day, mittens are the most common thing you’ll see. Once you go mitten you don’t go back.

    • says

      Couldn’t agree more: 1) you’re right, we didn’t cover mittens. Must do that! And 2) all mittens, all the time for me! Gloves just don’t keep my fingers as warm. Thanks for the tips!

  11. Stephanie says

    It all looks so stylish, and warm. I’m so glad winter is coming! Love those wonder woman socks!