Originally Posted by Richard Pryor
I'll only ski for 7-8 days a year, and I'll go to either Tahoe, Vail or Whistler. I don't think I'll experience severe weather. I will take the lift to the top of the mountain, but won't go back country or anything.
But, if The North Face logo means I'll bang the cute chick on the lodge, or the Australian working the lift, then the choice is obvious.
Aren't Tahoe and Whistler usually not that cold? I was at Whistler a few years ago, and wore a pretty insulated Spyder jacket with just a base layer, and by the end of a heli-ski trip I was completely drenched in sweat. It was also too hot for casual trail skiing. This winter I was at Arosa, which seemed a fair bit colder, and I was fine with just a base layer plus softshell. When I used my hard shell plus fleece, I was also overheating, and I'm not a sweaty person ordinarily.
Personally, I don't think clothes dripping with sweat is conducive to banging Australian hotties working the lift. Also, to me, The North Face is just as common as Nike; it's standard fare for 99% of college students in the winter. If you really want to be baller, just go for Bogner. My skiing partner picked up a Bogner jacket on our trip, and I have to say, it was pretty sweet. I thought about getting one also, but at over 2,000CHF, I figured that that money would be better spent on a bespoke sport coat, or some more Edward Green's. After all, why limit myself to luring hotties with my clothes only during ski trips :P