The Best Women's Ski Pants
We included both bibs and pants in our test. Our award-winning women’s ski bottom was the Arc’teryx Arzetta Pant. This pant features gaiters that fit around ski boots to keep out snow, and an articulated fit with a gusseted crotch for freedom of movement. The runner up is the Women’s Patagonia Powslayer Bibs, which conveniently have a drop-seat so that you don’t need to remove your jacket when nature calls. This pair is also articulated and has rugged zippers.
We conducted our most recent women’s ski pant test in mountainous Colorado throughout the 2014-2015 ski season. We wore each pair back-to-back on a single day to evaluate each model in similar conditions, and then we used each pair for multiple full days of slope-shredding.