Ski Fashion 2014: The Latest Looks for Spring Skiing (Obermeyer Giveaway)

spider major cable sweater

You can wear the Spyder Major Cable Sweater as a layer under a soft-shell and then later take it out to dinner.

braveskimom logoWho doesn’t love spring?

As much as I hate to see winter slide by, spring is a delicious season with longer days, softer snow, warmer temps and some of the best skiing and riding of the year.

Whether you’re off on a family spring break ski trip, or just enjoying this lovely season at your home mountain, here are some of the best jackets and more for springtime on-the-snow, on-the-go fashion and fun! 

Let’s Start with a Giveaway

kassidy down sweater obermeyer

Me and my blue Kassidy Down Sweater from Obermeyer at Lake Tahoe. While the jacket is quite warm, I think I should have brought my mittens (and zipped up the pockets!).

A down sweater is one of my favorite spring skiing essentials. I’ve got the Obermeyer Kassidy Down Sweater and last season, I wore it alone as a jacket on really warm days, and as a layer on colder days.

Less bulk than a standard puffy jacket, it makes a cute layer for après ski, shopping or hanging out on the beach at Lake Tahoe (for example!).

My favorite details? Unique square baffles that give the jacket a fresh look; shiny, durable fabric; and a cute feminine, tapered shape.


obvermeyer kassidy down sweater white

Win this down sweater from Obermeyer! Available in S, M, L or XL!

To win an Obermeyer Kassidy Down Sweater in white from, just leave a comment below.

For additional entries “like” both Brave Ski Mom and WinterWomen on Facebook or follow both of us on Twitter (@braveskimom and @winterwomen).

One lucky winner will be chosen on Wednesday, February 26th!

Good luck!

Best Jackets for Spring Skiing

Fun trends for spring include bright colors and soft shells and 3-in-1 jackets that let you layer up, or strip down, depending on the variable spring weather!

On Mountain:                                               

Skiable Softshells let you layer how you want, or choose to not layer much at all, during spring’s warm days.

The North Face Komper Jacket:

TNF Komper Jacket

The North Face Komper Jacket

3-in-1 Jackets offer season-long versatility, but really shine in spring. Wear the outer shell and inner layer together on colder days, or shed the inner layer – or outer shell – on warmer days to cool dow.

Spyder Core Suite 3-in-1 Jacket: 

Spyder core suite 3 in 1 jacket

Spyder Core Suite 3-in-1 Jacket

Columbia Women’s Whirlibird Interchange 3-in-1 Jacket: 

Columbia whirlybird interchange jacket

Columbia Whirlibird Interchange Jacket

The North Face Adele Triclimate Jacket: 

TNF Adele Triclimate

The North Face Adele Triclimate Jacket

Off Mountain:

Insulators, like down sweaters, vests and hoodies are perfect for spring. You can layer them on mountain, and uncover them when you hit the town.  

Insulators keep you warm but look great with jeans too!

Patagonia Down Sweater: 

patagonia womens down sweater

Patagonia Down Sweater

Marmot Ama Dablam Jacket: 

marmot ama dablam jacket

Marmot Ama Dablam Jacket

Vests offer extra insulation when you need it. Later, pair them with jeans and  zip-up over a mid-layer for the perfect après look.

Burton L.A.M.B. Insulator Vest:

burton lamb insulator vest

Burton L.A.M.B. Insulator Vest

Marmot Kitzbuhel Vest: 

marmot kitzbuhel vest

Marmot Kitzbuhel Vest

Sweaters and Hoodies are another layering option on mountain and off. They are especially fun for cozy evenings after a long day of skiing, even in the spring!

Columbia Pearl Evolution Hoodie:

columbia pearl evolution hoodie

Columbia’s Pearl Evolution Hoodie

Under Armour Wintersweet Full-Zip Hoody: 

under armor wintersweet hoodie

Under Armour Wintersweet Hoodie

Spyder Major Cable Sweater:

spider major cable sweater

Spyder Major Cable Sweater

Many thanks to for providing an Obermeyer Kassidy Down Sweater for this giveaway. logoI already own this product, and did not receive it in exchange for this post.

As always, all opinions are my own and are exactly what I would tell my family and friends. 


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This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Janine!

© 2014, Kristen Lummis. All rights reserved. Any use or publication of content, including photos, requires express permission.


  1. says

    The obermeyer down sweater looks so comfortable! I’m loving all the bright colors on the mountain!
    Thanks! (I like Brave Ski mom and winter women on FB)

  2. Lisa D. says

    Loving the down sweaters! They look so warm yet so lightweight! I need this! I am already a “liker” on FB too!

  3. HeidiHo says

    I’ve often claimed my down sweater is the single most useful piece of clothing I own and it shows! I love the new look of the Obermeyer sweater!

  4. Julie says

    Love all of the spring looks! 40 degrees here today–feels so warm! I’d love the jacket. I’m a fan on FB

  5. Bonnie MacPherson says

    Must have NOW! ;-) Actually, the down sweater is exactly what I’m looking for to transition to spring on the slopes here at Okemo!

  6. Roberto says

    Size medium for the CEO of our house please! They make great jackets, she has heavier version as do our girls. Liked on the FB also.

    • roberto says

      the ceo of our house wanted me to thank you for the pointing out the site and more important for the possibility of owning a new jacket.

      p.s. thanks for the aspen rest tips. have poppycock’s on our list and franck thirion cafe on the crosshairs.

  7. Pamela Tessmer says

    Love all the colors! And I really love the Obermeyer Kassidy Down Sweater in white, looks super comfy and warm!

  8. Alexis T says

    It’s 40 in Minneapolis today and as much as I would love Spring to be here – I know we’ll have more chilly weather. The Obermeyer Kassidy Down Sweater would be perfect for late March in MN!

  9. Valerie Ruedisueli says

    So pretty and svelte! Couldn’t ski this year due to knee problems. There’s always next year. Meanwhile this would keep me warm on the deck.

  10. Kellie says

    Colorful & comfy is the perfect companion to any winter wardrobe. Thanks for continuing to give us more and more and more of all the latest and greatest out there, Kristen! You are, truly, a BRAVE Ski Mom. :)

  11. says

    Not sure I’m permitted to participate, but I’ll proxy for my wife. Hey, if there are discounts on Obermeyer Jackets and ski pants I’ll shell out the coin Brave Ski Mom. Love your stuff, and skiing with you is a total highlight. Skiyal8R.

  12. Monica Powell says

    Living in northern Illinois I could use a new warm winter jacket!! I’ve been a long time follower of Winter Women on Facebook and now new to brave ski mom! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  13. says

    I always try to pack a “cute layer for après ski.” Actually, I pretty proud of myself if I find ski socks packed in my luggage.

    I’ll pass on the cute layer, since i would rather après ski in a hot tub, but I’m sure my wife would enjoy a layering option.

    Any one of those jackets would have been perfect for rooting on the Broncos from the uncovered stands in New Jersey early this month. Oops. Sore subject. Sorry.

    • says

      Let’s see. A lot in here. First, yes, you were in NJ and got to see the Broncos in their less than glorious state! Still, I don’t think this one would have looked good one you! Best of luck to your wife and keep an eye on your socks! Cheers!

  14. says

    Hi there! WOW… those are some gorgeous (& cozy sounding) ski duds! Fun to see what’s out there, and to discover Winter Women. Sounds like they are out of Denver – very cool.

    I was already your fan & follower ;) … but have now also ‘liked’ WW’s Facebook, and followed them on Twitter.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  15. gabriela says

    I would like to win a Jacket simply becauese there very nice looking and I live in Crazy Chicago. The weather here is ridiculous It could be below zero and the next day like 20 degree . Thank you for the opportunity

  16. kellene mortensen says

    Love these!! You are totally a ski fashion guru! So now go ahead and pick me!!!
    Hope to see you soon! I miss you in spin class!

  17. Theresa Mccorkle says

    I love all of these ! Very warm and I really like the colors. I’m a liker on Facebook also :)

  18. Kelly Bowyer says

    I have 4 dogs and they have to be exercised everyday so even if we aren’t xc skiing, I have to get out there with them. All these marvelous things would help me get out:)

  19. Susan Redwing says

    Love it! I’d love to win this to go skiing with my 12 yr. old daughter who wants me to ski with her. I haven’t been on the slopes since being married & having 3 kids…22 yrs. I found out all my equipment is now obsolete…lol. So I’m working on re-buying everything. This would be awesome to win! I’ve always loved Obermeyer & just bought the cutest ski set for my daughter.

  20. Shannon says

    Love that down sweater! New reader and aspiring ski mom here, started following both Brave Ski Mom and Winter Women on FB and twitter. Keeping my fingers crossed!

  21. Patricia Williams says

    Great between season jacket. It would work beautifully for cool mornings and warmer afternoons. Thanks for keeping us in great fashion BraveSkiMom!!

  22. says

    Oh that North Face Adele jacket would match my new Head Mya 6′s just perfectly! Enjoy the spring skiing! Are you going to be in Utah this March by chance? I’ll look for you on the chairlift!

    • says

      It’s ALL about matching your skis! :) I’ve already skied 12 days in Utah, so probably not going back…but you never know! Where are you going? Would love to meet up on the chairlift!

  23. Keara B. says

    Love this jacket! It looks so warm and comfy… and I live in warm and comfy clothes. :) I’ve really been enjoying your posts- I’m hoping to ski at some of the ski areas your featured in the near future!