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The 9 Best Women's Ski & Snowboard Base Layers of 2021-2022

There are a lot of women's winter sports baselayers on the market. You could spend days trying to decide which one would be best for you. The best ski and snowboard base layers are made of materials that trap warmth, wick moisture away from the skin, and help regulate core temperature. It’s an often-overlooked piece of gear that can really be the difference between a good and bad day on the slopes. In this article, we go through 9 of the best winter women's base layers so you can stay warm and comfortable this ski season.


Kari Traa Rose Hoodie

The best womens ski & snowboard base layers of 2021-2022
 

Kari Traa's Rose hoodie is the perfect base layer for cold weather activities, designed for skiers and snowboarders who prefer a slim silhouette that fits comfortably under a shell. With its combination of comfort, style, and performance, this merino wool hoodie will make you feel like you can conquer the world. Wool fibers provide supreme insulation both while dry and wet, ensuring total comfort in the coldest conditions. From backcountry layer to around-town comfort piece, the Rose hoodie is one of our faves.

MaterialStandout Feature Original Price
19.5 Micron 240 g/m² 100% WoolLined Hood$120

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Kari Traa Rose Wool High-Waist Pants

The best womens ski & snowboard base layers of 2021-2022
 

The bottom half compliment to the Rose hoodie, these high-waist ski and snowboard pants from Kari Traa will keep you warm and comfortable on those cold days on the mountain. Made with merino wool, they offer best-in-class warmth for their weight, and exceptional moisture management and odor resistance. The soft hand feel of this baselayer makes it one you’ll want to wear before, during, and after your ski day. This pair has a high waist for added coverage, making them perfect for seamless compatibility with your baselayer top.

MaterialStandout Feature Original Price
19.5-Micron 240 g/m² 100% Merino WoolFlatlock Seams for Smooth Finish$100

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Airblaster Classic Ninja Suit

The best women's ski & snowboard base layers of 2021-2022
 

The Ninja Suit has been around since the early days of Airblaster and it's still one of the best women's ski and snowboard base layers around The Ninja Suit is a one-piece hooded base layer with a 4-Way Stretch Air Tech fabric that’s soft, warm, and breathable for unbeatable comfort and convenience. 7 Panel form-fitting hood has a ponytail portal for your convenience, and the waist has a 350° waist zip for easy bathroom access. This one’s a cult classic for a reason.

MaterialStandout Feature Original Price
230 g/m² 94% Brushed Polyester / 6% Lycra 4-Way Stretch Air Tech Fabric350° Waist Zip for Easy Bathroom Access$109.95-$119.95

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Le Bent Core 200 3​/4 Bottoms

The best womens ski & snowboard base layers of 2021-2022
 

Le Bent has taken the ski and snowboard baselayer to the next level. The Core 200 3/4 Bottoms are a mid-calf length base layer, with a wide, pressure dispersing waistband. But the real draw is the Le Bent SIgnature blend fabric, a stretchy temperature regulating, odor-controlling, non-itchy blend of merino wool and rayon from bamboo. The Core 200 has a women's specific fit that allows for maximum mobility and comfort with your layering system.

MaterialStandout Feature Original Price
200 g/m² Le Bent Signature BlendNo Itch Technology$75

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Smartwool Merino 250 Baselayer Plant-Based Dye Logo Crew Top

The best womens ski & snowboard base layers of 2021-2022
 

SmartWool’s Merino 250 base layer top is the next generation of a tried-and-true favorite. The merino wool helps to regulate your temperature, so you stay warm when it’s cold and cool when it’s hot – an awesome feature for alpine skiing and snowboarding. SmartWool has used a plant-based dye, so this baby is as good for the environment as it is for your body. The slim fit and raglan sleeves offer a feminine silhouette, and the marble wash gives it more style than any baselayer has a right to.

MaterialStandout Feature Original Price
100% Merino WoolPlant-Based Dye$110

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Burton Midweight Crew Top

The best womens ski & snowboard base layers of 2021-2022
 

Burton's Midweight Crew Top is a perfect active base layer for high output days. It has a slim fit and softlock seams for maximum comfort and performance. Made with DRYRIDE Ultrawick Midweight fabric, this top is super moisture-wicking and has a four-way stretch that moves with you without restricting your range of motion. Plus, it has a non-biocidal finish that keeps it smelling fresh even after a long day of earning your turns.

MaterialStandout Feature Original Price
DRYRIDE Ultrawick® Midweight FabricNon-biocidal Finish Keeps Odors at Bay$59.95

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MONS ROYALE Cascade Merino Flex 200 1​/4 Zip Top

The best womens ski & snowboard base layers of 2021-2022
 

The MONS ROYALE Cascade Merino 1/4 Zip Top is a base layer that will keep you dry, warm, and comfortable all day long. Made from premium merino wool with a touch of nylon and elastane for added stretch, the Cascade can be worn as a layer or as a stand-alone top and is perfect for all winter and cold weather activities. With flat-locked seams and an easy-to-use 1/4 zip neck, you'll be sure to stay warm and comfortable no matter what the conditions may be.

MaterialStandout Feature Original Price
Merino Flex 200Merino Flex$130-$140

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BlackStrap Cloudchaser Pants

The best womens ski & snowboard base layers of 2021-2022
 

These versatile women's ski and snowboard baselayer pants are made from BlackStrap’s patented 4-Way Stretch Fabric and designed for technical winter sports. The stretchy fabric provides a compression fit that moves with you and eliminates slipping and bunching, while flatlock stitching reduces chafing and scratching under your layers. The BlackStrap Cloudchaser Pants have yoga pants style and come in some awesome patterns, plus they include a hidden pocket in the waistband, so they can work just as well as leggings around town as they do baselayers on the slopes.

MaterialStandout Feature Original Price
BlackStrap Patented 4-Way Stretch FabricEssentials Pocket$79.99

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Icebreaker 250 Vertex LS Crystalline Half Zip

The best womens ski & snowboard base layers of 2021-2022
 

The Icebreaker Vertex Crystalline Half Zip is a women's ski and snowboard baselayer that will keep you comfortably warm as you set out to explore the wilderness. Merino wool naturally regulates your body temperature, so it feels just right outdoors. Its 1/2 zip neck makes this piece ideal for layering under your outerwear, while offset shoulder seams prevent pack rub and the underarm gusset offers exceptional comfort and mobility.

MaterialStandout Feature Original Price
100% Merino WoolUnderarm Gusset for Comfort and Mobility$140

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