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Ski Attire: Optional Fleece / Soft Shell Layer
You can layer your soft shell jacket under a heavier winter jacket, or you can wear it alone, as shown here.
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For colder days, some skiers choose to wear a fleece layer under their ski jacket. This layer doesn't have to be fleece. In fact, a soft-shell jacket can keep you incredibly warm on days that are especially cold. This layer isn't necessary, as you might find yourself a little too warm during moderate winter temperatures. However, a fleece jacket or a soft shell layer will keep you warm on days that are especially cold or windy.
Consider checking out Columbia ($), The North Face ($$), Patagonia ($$$), and Arcteryx ($$$$):Next Step: Outer Layers