Waking up in the morning, it’s a ski day and I’m thinking….
“What am I going to wear? How cold is it going to be”

My first go to is checking the weather report up the hill and guessing what the conditions will be. Even with this information I still run with the same layering system. In NZ, well you just never know what will happen, it could go full storm, it could clear at 2pm with intense sun, or it could be blowing from all directions.
My go to is Merino layering, head to toe under my ski gear.

I run a 200 weight merino long sleeve with 200 weight merino leggings, if its cold (July/August) I’ll run a 260 legging under my shell bib pants.

Icebreaker X Cardrona Merino Women's Long sleeve

ice break cardrona merino ski
My recommendation on the legging would be the 'Icebreaker BodyfitZOne Merino 260 Leggings'.These are epic!!!


They feature different zones of merino fabric for mobility and comfort. Waffle knit on the sides for great flexibility, eyelet fabric in the gusset to dump heat. Truly a great base layer. 260 Zone Legless.

I always love a funky merino to wear over my base layer and I usually run a Mons Royale Merino top here, because they have great flair and fun vibes. Currently I’m loving the temple tech air con hood, slightly baggier relaxed fit that flows with my vibe. 

Yotei Powder Hood

Mons hood Cardrona Corner

Don’t forget the right socks…socks can really make or break your day in your boots. I’m all about a light cushion merino sock. Ski+ Light Women's OTC Sock 
From here Ill choose to wear a light weight puffer/jacket under my shell jacket. I can then choose to take this piece on or off depending on the temp.

Having a good layering system can make your day in variable conditions. Spend less time in the café warming up and more time shredding this season with a winter-ready, layered kit!