Cool Job Series: The Ski Instructor

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This month on our #CoolJob series we are featuring another job we greatly admire – the ski instructor. Whether ski instructors are teaching new skiers or coaching the sport’s top athletes, they need the right gear to keep them moving comfortably on the mountain all day long. High quality brands like Columbia sportswear deliver the breathable, resilient, warm and waterproof ski jackets and equipment instructors need to tackle any type of winter terrain.  

Gold 650 Turbodown Jacket

Ski comfortably and in style with the Columbia Gold 650 Turbodown Jacket. This jacket combines synthetic and performance-enhanced down insulation to deliver the warmest, softest and lightest-weight jacket. With its extreme heat retention and premium ripstop shell fabric you’ll remain warm, dry and cozy even on the coldest,  snowiest terrains. Retails for $169.93.          


Whirlibird Interchange Jacket


With the Columbia Whirlibird Interchange Jacket, you’re essentially getting three jackets in one. Designed for skiing comfortably in fluctuating winter conditions, this jacket features a warm, water-repellent zip-in liner with a waterproof, breathable seam-sealed shell. Its versatile design helps you stay warm, dry and cozy.

With its modern, classy fit you’ll look stylish against the snowy mountain. The zipper chest and hand pockets provide room to safely store your belongings while you shred down the mountain. Retails for $219.93.


South Peak Interchange Jacket


Warm, waterproof and breathable, the Columbia South Peak Interchange Jacket brings you 3-1 versatility. Designed for skiing in both mild and harsh winter conditions, this jacket features a lightweight nylon 2-layer shell with a removable, waterproof hood and drop tail. It contains zippered hand and chest pockets for storing your necessities. Lined with synthetic and thermal-reflective warmth, this jacket will keep you warm and comfortable on the slopes. Retails for $239.93.