Actually what you need, from head to toe, for a stylish trip to the snow.
As restrictions ease and we are able to travel domestically again, nothing says freedom like hitting the slopes.
But it’s not as simple as hopping on skis and taking off. With multiple elements to contend with, the ski gear you possess can be the difference between a great or very wet time.
Here we’ve rounded up the gear you need in your weekender so you can ski in style and comfort.
Start with ski goggles
These are essential for protecting your eyes from the elements (sun, wind and cold) and potential injury.
Buy now from left to right: Goggles, $232.36, Illesteva at net-a-porter.com. Goggles, $59.99, Carve at SurfStitch. Goggles, $88, Perfect Moment at net-a-porter.com.
Top with a beanie or headband
Fun fact: you lose heat from any part of your body that’s exposed, so pop on a beanie or headband to keep you snug.
Buy now from left to right: Headband, $41, Colmar at Farfetch. Beanie, $40, The North Face. Headband, $19.99, Rip Curl.
Layer with thermals
These clever clothes keep you warm without the bulk. As you work up a sweat on the slopes they’ll ensure the moisture evaporates, stopping you from getting cold.
Buy now from left to right: Top, $46.20, Spyder. Top, $76.48, SOS. Top, $40, Kathmandu.
Next up, ski jacket, pants and overalls
Nope your leggings and a puffer won’t cut it this time we’re afraid. You need to deck yourself out in speciality jackets and pants that are warm, aid mobility and are waterproof. Pro tip: look for one with in-build pockets and headphone docks to carry lift passes and phones.
Buy now from left to right: Ski salopettes, $668.91, Goldbergh by net-a-porter.com. Jacket, $309, P.E Nation. Ski pants, $650.70, Perfect Moment at shopbop.com.
Psst: we’ve found the internet’s most flattering bike shorts. Plus, check out the best running shoes to buy, for every kind of run.
Put on some gloves
Your fingers will freeze on that snow. The checklist for buying gloves are thick, warm and waterproof.
Buy now from left to right: Gloves, $149.34, Bogner Fire + Ice at net-a-porter.com. Ski mittens, $28, ASOS. Gloves, $228, Canada Goose at Farfetch.
Slip on some ski socks
Ski socks are thicker not just for warmth but to protect your feet while you speed done those runs.
Buy now from left to right: Socks, $50, Kathmandu. Socks, $34.99, icebreaker. Socks, $13.99, Mountain Warehouse.
Finish with snow boots
These are a must for all your après ski activities and ensure you’ll comfortably trudge from the snowfield to your post-ski drinks without compromising on style.
Buy from left to right: Boots, $201.92 approx, Hunter. Boots, $144, Moon Boot at ASOS. Boots, $179.99, Vostock at Mountain Warehouse.