Well, it’s official, the ski season has begun in a few provinces across Canada. We knew wearing face coverings this season was going to be mandatory, and even wrote about it a few months ago. Wearing face-coverings in the lift line, on the chair lifts, and anywhere where you’ll be in close contact with people will be mandatory this year. Good news is, wearing a ski mask on the hills is nothing new to most of us! After healthcare workers, us skiers and snowboarders are pretty experience when it comes to covering our face. That’s because a good ski mask or cache-cou will blocks the wind, keeps are and keeps our face super warm.
I’ve been doing my research to find the best ski masks in 2020, because let’s face it, skiing and snowboarding will certainly be different this year. And I have found a few different options to protect yourself and others at the hill this ski season.
Best Ski Masks in 2020 – Skiing and Snowboarding In a Covid-19 World
I love these Filter Tubes by Buff. They come in a variety of colours and are made out of 95% recycled plastic bottles. Certified filters included! 98% filtration efficiency guaranteed. They are designed to provide warmth and comfort. Ergonomic shape for better face fitting and ensures mouth and nose covering. They are made for all-day comfort: lightweight, breathable, ergonomic design avoiding ear pressure, and comes with 5 replacement filters.
If you haven’t heard of Skida, then you’re really missing out. The make a variety of neck warmers and beanies, which are prefect for skiing. I love their Alpine Neckwarmer as they keeps everything from your neck to your nose toasty and warm on frigid days. To be ski resort compliant, pulling these bad boys up over your nose will ensure that you are COVID compliant. Plus, their Polartec® micro-fleece lining is super soft! Bonus, the patterns are so much fun!
This ski mask is leaning more towards colder days as it’s a thicker neck warmer. The Smartwool Neck Gator comes in solid colours, or patterns. This heavier, soft, 100% Merino wool fabric offers breathable warmth, moves sweat away from the body, and provides next-to-skin comfort in colder conditions. Pull this bad boy up over your nose, and you’re covid compliant in the lines and on the chair lifts.
The Anon MFI warmer protects your face and neck from wind, cold, and you’re definitely covid compliant. Anon’s (Burton) exclusive magnetic connection ensures that the neck warmer seals the face panel to any MFI-compatible Anon goggles. They have lightweight to fleece, so you certainly have options depending on the temperature. The vent panel at the mouth ensures fog-free performance.
If you’re looking for something that covers the entire face, I really love this option from Outdoor Master. Made of high quality stretch fleece with four-needle-six-line tech provides ultra-comfort & skin friendly features during cold winter. Triple-layer design make this balaclava more than just a ski face. It features windproof, breathable & warmth for multiple sports e.g. riding, hiking gardening and etc.
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So there you have it, my pick for Best Ski Masks in 2020 – Skiing and Snowboarding In a Covid-19 World. Did I miss any good ones? Which ones would you add to the list?