When it comes to winter sports, base layers aren't just clothing; they're the first line of defense and a crucial support system. When the cold bites and the snow falls, Ridge Merino wool base layers can make the difference between calling it quits after a few runs or keeping the outdoor fun going for hours on end. They're the armor that shields you from the elements, the secret weapon that keeps you warm and the trusted companion that helps you do great things on the hill, in the backcountry and beyond.

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Cold Weather Comfort

Winter athletes know that success starts with the right foundation. Ridge Merino base layers and mid layers are designed for those who demand peak performance. Crafted from the finest Merino wool, they provide unbeatable warmth, breathability and moisture-wicking properties. It's the perfect blend of comfort and technical excellence that enables you to push your limits.

♦ Underneath It All, Ridge Merino 100% Merino Wool Inversion Base Layers keep McKenna Peterson (pictured) warm in B.C. during a deep pow day.

A skier zooms down a steep ski run on Mammoth Mountain on a sunny bluebird day

The Ultimate Support System

Under the vast blue sky, beneath the imposing shadow of the tallest mountain range, and even when the biting cold-weather pushes you to your limits, there's an indispensable support system you can always count on: Ridge Merino wool base layers and mid layers. These under layers are the silent heroes of cold-weather activities, providing insulation and comfort to protect you from the elements.

♦ Climb, ski, repeat. Sam Cohen (pictured) charges down the mountain wearing the Ridge Convict Hoodie Merino Wool Mid Layer.

Stefi Luxton puts on a winter coat over Ridge Merino base layers

Peel Back the Layers

Outdoor excellence begins with the layer closest to your skin. Elevate your skiing and snowboarding game by layering up with Merino wool.

♦ After a fun backcountry run, Stefi Luxton (pictured) easily transitions for après ski in her Ridge Merino Wool Aspect Base Layer top and Merino wool beanie.

Underneath It All, There’s Ridge

Whatever you’re into, wherever you go, Ridge base layers and mid layers provide your first line of support so you can stay safe, comfortable and focused on what matters.

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