This article details how to dress and what to wear snowboarding or skiing, along with gear recommendations. I taught snowboarding and skiing in Colorado and Patagonia for over ten years, and I’m sharing everything you need to know so you can have fun and not be cold.
If you tend to run hot, you can wear an insulated down sweater or jacket under your snowboard or ski jacket and not wear a second layer. A second and third layer can be added for people that run cold. My wife likes a third layer.
Always wear pants that are made for snowboarding or skiing. Pants should be waterproof or water-resistant and insulated to varying degrees. Ski and snowboard pants come in various thicknesses depending on the warmth level (thicker is warmer).