Facemasks and neckwarmers are a very important part of your ski equipment. If you are skiing or snowboarding overseas it becomes even more important as the temperature can get down to -20 degrees. There are varying materials used and thicknesses available to suit your jacket, goggle and helmet setup.
Airhole and Burton are some of the most popular manufacturers for face-masks and neck-warmers. Airhole make most of theirs with a hole in them where your mouth is so that you don’t fog up your goggles when you are berthing. Burton use materials that allow your breath to pass through but still cut out the sting when it’s snowing hard.
Balaclavas as becoming popular with people who ski and snowboard in Japan as these cover the side of your face and can be worn under a helmet.
Traditional turtle-fur neck warmers are not as popular as they were as the newer style neck tube are made from more technical, moisture wicking materials that are more versatile and comfortable.
Merino wool neck warmers are very popular as they give maximum warmth with very little bulk.