The Outdoor Research Arete glove is a great backcountry ski glove, earning a Top Pick award in this review. Featuring a double construction design outfitted with a waterproof GORE-TEX insert and versatile removable liner, the Arete is a great choice for skinning uphill and exploring the backcountry. It is water resistant and highly breathable. It has many great features which not only make it a great ski glove, but a wonderful winter climbing glove too. Another plus is its affordable price of just $98!
Our biggest caveat with this glove is its level of warmth. Given that it only has minimal insulation with a super thin liner, its built for warmer weather. If you find yourself in weather below freezing, make sure to find yourself a pair of hand warmers for enhanced warmth, or add a thicker liner. Either that, or take a look at a different glove altogether. For example, our Best Buy Award winner, the Gordini Gore-Tex Down III - Women's is a wonderful alternative. It features a wonderful balance of warmth and dexterity for just $85! But, if versatility and breathability are what you're looking for, the Arete (our Top Pick for Backcountry Adventures) will do you well for seasons to come!