What is a good brand of jacket and type for one to use for cross country skiing? Classic and skate technique. Well, I have your answer right here. If you go cross country skiing a lot, or more than downhill skiing, then yes you want to buy a cross-country jacket. From what I can see there isn't a lot, but this website does have a good selection of cross-country jackets. (Men's) (Women's) If you do more downhill skiing than cross-country, then just use your alpine ski jacket, and take it off when needed.