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“Super warm, wind

resistant, and oh so chic!”

– Rebecca L.

March 28, 2024 · 4 min read

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Catch turns, turn heads.

Let’s be real: a celebratory cocktail is well earned no matter how many runs you get in, so why not dress for the occasion?

Before Halfdays, we were not impressed with the way ski wear was made for women. Fashion-forward pieces were too pricey and not technical enough, and the performance-driven pieces were ill-fitting, blandly colored, and just all-around…not the vibe. 

While functional and fashionable ski wear takes priority, the fashion around the culture and lifestyle of skiing fascinates us. Picture a snowy lodge, a DJ playing your favorites, and meeting the gang for a few rounds of drinks after catching runs all morning. We essentially built a brand with the intent to create pieces that could take you from skiing to après with ease, so you don’t have to do a full wardrobe change while you’re trying to enjoy the outdoors but avoid the inevitable helmet hair.

It might sound like a challenge, but a picture perfect après moment is more attainable than you think – especially with a few pointers from your on-mountain guide, Halfdays.

How to easily and effectively transform your snow outfit to après-chic: 

Après can take many definitions, but when we break it down to a formula, it’s the same experience of hitting the bar after work with your friends. The mission? Look good and have fun. The circumstances post-skiing? Helmet hair, goggle lines, and a tad bit sweaty from hitting your runs. 

The secret sauce is selecting the right basics and functional accessories to transform your active ski outfit into a snow-themed look. We kept this in mind when designing our own ski wear, so you don’t have to shed a thousand layers or switch out core pieces of your outfit just to grab some spiked hot chocolates and people-watch the slopes.

We’ll break down the our best advice by clothing category, so you are best prepared for your next après endeavor. Just remember, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel and buy a completely new wardrobe for your ski trips. With a few versatile pieces, layering knowledge, and an accessory-saavy mindset, you’ll be ready to run that chalet bar like a pro.

Dynamic Outerwear

First things first - shed the bulky outer layers and pop on a jacket. Our Georgie Puffer is a great on and off the mountain coat: the hood and powder skirt are removable, making a street-style transformation instantaneous. We know enjoying an outdoor après by the fire is a whole mood- Georgie provides plenty of insulation and waterproofing to keep you cozy. 

Halfdays has you covered across the après spectrum. Waiting outside for a table in a borderline blizzard? Whip out the Tabei Parka. Just trying to block the breeze on a sunny spring afternoon? Go more lightweight with our Nellie Packable Puffer.

Take a look at the Ashton Chelsea in Suede or Classic maxi toggle for a dressier feel. If you’re trying to add some sass or sparkle, you won’t be disappointed by the Adiroam Ankle Metallic or Tasman LTA. We don’t need to suggest Taffy pink to go with our Alpenglow line… It’s a no brainer. 

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Heavenly

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Colorado:

Vail

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Destinations: 24

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Utah:

Alta Ski Area (2 days)

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Snowbasin (2 days)

The Halfdays Fullday of Energy Ball Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • ⅔ cup of peanut butter (or almond butter, or cashew butter, or sunflower butter… you get the idea)
  • ⅓ cup of honey
  • Optional: a handful or two of shaved coconut!

Directions

  1. Combine: 
  2. Add: 
  3. Roll: 
  4. Go: 

So, whether you’re tearing down double diamonds or s-turning the groomers, skiing isn’t easy on the body, and taking care of yourself should be a big-time priority! Just remember Halfdayers- Prepare, prevent, hydrate, and eat. Recovering like a pro isn’t so hard after all!

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