The midlayer is essential for skiers and snowboarders when a baselayer and shell jacket just isn't enough. When the weather is ultra cold, an insulated midlayer can be the difference in protecting you from the elements on the mountain. Here are four midlayers that will protect you from the harshest mother nature has to offer:

1. OAKLEY PRS STRETCH FLEECE JACKET

$120

The Women's PRS Stretch Fleece Jacket is engineered to meet the demands of the best female winter sports athletes in the world. It features Polartec® Power Stretch® Pro™ fabric that provides warmth without sacrificing mobility.

2. MARMOT SAFIRE JACKET

$165

The Women's Safire Jacket is great for those ladies who like to look good while on the hill and in the lodge. It combines the comfort of a shirt with insulation found in a down jacket, the 650-fill down provides enough warmth to be worn alone or under a shell on the coldest of days.

3. PATAGONIA PITON HYBRID JACKET

$169

The Women's Piton Hybrid Jacket is the most durable, wind-resistant fleece jacket that Patagonia makes. The jacket is warm enough to be stand alone on long alpine treks or to be used as a midlayer on the coldest days on the mountain.

4. SPYDER STATED SOFTSHELL HYBRID LIGHT 

$189

The Stated Softshell Hybrid combines a pieced in softshell with a light weight core sweater to provide the best of both worlds in terms of comfort and protection.