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The Best Snow pants for Curvy Women

The Best Snow pants for Curvy Women

At Tales of a Mountain Mama, we believe that the outdoors are for everyone. And we recognize, and celebrate, that outdoor mamas come in all shapes and sizes. But finding quality snow pants for curvy body types is really hard! If you’re a curvy mama looking for snow pants, this post is for you.

While this post is just for the moms (or women in general), be sure to check out our Best Winter Gear for Kids.

snow pants for curvy women
Burton AK bibs are my go-to snow pant. They’re warm, waterproof and fit my curves just right!

For more women’s winter gear tips, check out TMM’s Outdoor Women Winter Style Guide.

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Bib snow pants for curvy women

OK my fellow curvy mamas: If you haven’t tried on a pair of bib snowpants, you really, really need to!

Are you a pregnant snowboarding or skiing mama? Bibs with the front zipper unzipped also make great maternity snowpants.

My whole adult life i’ve struggled to find great snow pants. Too tight. Too long. Dreaded gap above the butt. Not stretchy enough. Last fall, a whim, I treated myself to a pair of Burton bibs and I will never, ever go back to regular pants.

Burton AK 2L Gore-Tex Kimmy Bib

snow pants for curvy women
I give two thumbs up to these Burton AK bib snowpants.

My personal favorite bibs are the Burton AK 2L Gore-Tex Kimmy Bib, in short length.

I am not even joking when I say that I tried them on in my living room and immediately called three girlfriends to tell them how amazing they fit! I love these bibs because they fit my booty, they are stretchy, and the short length is perfect for my 5’3″ inseam.

The stretchy, adjustable suspenders, side zips and drop seat are sweet, too – you don’t have to take your jacket off to go to the bathroom.

The only downfall? These bibs in short lengths are sold out on the Burton site. But they are available in regular and tall, sizes XXS – XXL.

Arctix Insulated Bib Overalls – Best Budget Pick!

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Bibs that come in a range of sizes and lengths AND fun colors – that’s Arctix!

The Arctix Insulated Bibs come in several fun colors like purple and turquoise (which I was so happy to see – bye bye black!). They are available on Amazon in short, regular, and tall lengths, sizes XS – 4XL.

Full disclosure, we have not personally tried these pants. But several of our readers have, and they seem like a great affordable option. They also have 8,700 4.5 star reviews on Amazon, so I thought they should be included.

Obermeyer Felicity Bib Pant

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Amelia just ordered these Obermeyer Felicity bibs – stay tuned for her review!

The Obermeyer Felicity Bib offers that awesome 4-way stretch, they come in short, regular, and tall lengths, and come in sizes 2-14.

Amelia just ordered these bibs, and I will add her thoughts just as soon as she has a chance to try them out.

Best snow pants for curvy women

Obermeyer Straight Line Pant

snow pants for curvy women
TMM Team Members Ginny & Amelia highly recommend the Obermeyer Straight Line pant!

Obermeyer offers several different snowpant options in short lengths and a wide range of sizes. The Obermeyer Straight Line Pant is a TMM favorite! Both Ginny an Amelia highly recommend this pant.

These are available in sizes 2 – 16, but at the time of writing this post, the short is sold out. The pants feature a 4-way stretch that perfectly fits the hips and booty. This pant is lightly insulated.

Obermeyer offers lengths in their snow pants, which is AMAZING for me. Pants and I rarely get along. I call my thick thighs my “german curse” and struggle to find ones I love wearing. Snow pants are a whole new level. These fit perfectly and are very comfortable. Plus they have 4-way stretch which, again, means you can move and groove (and keep up with your kids) on the mountain. I also love the waist adjustment which means a perfect fit and no slipping or gap.

TMM Mama-In-Chief, Amelia

Obermeyer Warrior Pant

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The Obermeyer Warrior Pant is highly recommended by our TMM community of mamas.

The Obermeyer Warrior Pant is another favorite among our team, and our readers. It’s like the younger sibling of the Straight Line Pant, and it’s priced slightly lower.

It is available in short, regular, and long lengths, in sizes 2 – 12. The 4-way stretch will hug your curves and the high-back waistband means no gap! I hate that gap…

NILS Melissa 2.0 Pant

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The NILS Melissa 2.0 pant is super stretchy with an adjustable waistband, making it a great choice for curvy mamas.

One of the reasons we love NILS is because they’re working hard to make outdoor styles that fit all body types.

The NILS Melissa 2.0 Pant comes in short, regular, and long lengths, sizes 2-16. These pants feature an adjustable waist band and 4-way stretch that is so key for curvy figures

Helly Hansen Switch Pants

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The Helly Hansen Switch are a great loose fitting, cargo-style option.

The Helly Hansen Switch pants are flattering on many different body types with their low-rise waist. This is a loose fitting (but not baggy) pant that comes in sizes XS-XL in some really fun colors!

The Bottom Line

Finding great snowpants that fit a curvy body shape is a challenge (take it from someone who has been wearing ill-fitting pants for way too long). But I’m confident that one of these options could be your new, favorite pants.

Still not convinced?

Think about all those hours spent hauling kids up the sledding hill, or bent over while teaching your toddler to ski, and then treat yourself to a properly fitting pair of pants (or add them to your Christmas list!).

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Saturday 6th of February 2021

Love this! Literally the only place on the web with snow pants reviews for women with curves. I have a big butt and thighs with a smaller waist and wear a size 6-8 but even some size 14 ski pants wouldn’t even pull up over my hips....and if they do then the waist is way too big. So I have been DESPERATE to find something that fits just right. The bibs you love have been sold out forever which led me to purchase every other pair on the internet. The Arctix bibs were a great alternative but way too long if you’re curvy and short. After 11 pairs or pants/bibs I tried on Dope Snow “Con” pants. LIFE CHANGING. Can’t recommend them enough. Stretchy like yoga pants, adjustable waist and plenty warm.

Sarah Toal

Monday 8th of February 2021

Lizzy, we are SO glad you found an awesome pair of pants! I've never heard of that brand, will have to check them out and maybe add them to the blog as a great option. Cheers!


Tuesday 26th of January 2021

How about a northern urban mom? Snow pants that you wear over long underwear or leggings are great, if you're planning a couple hours of outdoor recreation with your kids. But what if you just need something for daycare drop off in heavy snow? Or any other errand? Or just take a short walk bc your kid hasn't been outside in too long? I'm looking for snow pants that fit OVER my regular pants, like toddler snow pants do, that I can pull on for a 30-min outing and then pull of when I get home. Does this even exist?

Sarah Toal

Wednesday 27th of January 2021

Hi! Great question! A couple of about a pair of shell-type pants, sized up, for comfortable wearing over regular clothes. Or maybe even a soft-shell type pant that's a little thinner and more comfy for wearing over pants.


Wednesday 6th of January 2021

Is it possible to find an 18/20 or 2x pant with a taller inseam? It is infuriating to constantly see the larger sizes are not available with the 32-34 inch inseams. I have searched for years! Please help!

Sarah Toal

Wednesday 6th of January 2021

Hi Megan! The Burton Women's Avalon Bib comes in a 2X, long inseam (34.5"), but alas, it's sold out :( I did see that they make the Gloria Pant in a 2X, long inseam (34.5")...and they have both the regular and a Gore-tex version of that pant. I personally love how the Burton pants fit and I totally recommend them. Best of luck in your search for awesome pants!!

Ebitari Larsen

Saturday 2nd of January 2021

Thank you sooooo much! This is sooooo helpful. I posted on Facebook to get you more exposure and saving to pinterest as well. Thank you again.

Sarah Toal

Monday 4th of January 2021

Yay! So glad you found it helpful and thank you so much for sharing!

Jen Gardner

Monday 30th of November 2020


I feel you mama, snow pants are expensive. I would highly encourage you to find a style that works for your body and then start searching for the pants used or an older season on sale. The higher end pants will last at least a decade of heavy use, given they are cared for properly. When looking at pants used, make sure to ask the seller how they have been washed. Too many times, I’ve forgotten that key question and realized the waterproofing has been ruined because they were put in a dryer. I’ve gotten many high end pants used on eBay for about $40. Such pants have lasted several seasons of hard wear. I make it a game to see how cheap I can find gear for next season during off months. Will you need to use the pants everyday? If so, a higher quality pair will last longer than the $40 (new) Arterix pants. Good luck! I hope we hear from you in the following weeks saying you nabbed a great deal on the perfect pair. Feel free to reach out to us personally if you need more help figuring out what works for you and your family budget.