The winter sports season is upon us. If you haven’t already checked boot sizes and the wax level on those skis and boards, now is the time. Our ski experts have identified some great ski and winter apparel products to keep the entire family warm, toasty and looking fabulous on the slopes this season.
Family Ski Gear Guide
Helly Hansen Powderqueen Jacket
It’s a shell, it’s a parka, it’s a cosy respite from the elements. What more can a lady ask for? This stylish coat also comes with powder skirt and RECCO (avalanche rescue detector) system. Safety, style and comfort all rolled into a jacket fit for a snow queen. • CLICK HERE TO CHECK PRICES
Columbia Bugaboo Interchange
Bugaboo means two jackets in one. Plus you get Omni-Heat technology for an affordable price. • CLICK HERE TO CHECK PRICES
Hestra Gloves and Mitts
Hestra has been making some of the highest quality ski gloves since the 1930s. Keep those fingers warm with classic glove and mitts that come in various sizes and choice of leather or synthetic material. All Hestra gloves are waterproof of course. They’re certainly on my list this season! • CLICK HERE TO CHECK PRICES
Craighoppers Voyager Hybrid
Ski dads and older teens can use this versatile jacket as a mid-layer under a shell or on its own while strolling around the village or chillaxing by the fire. • CLICK HERE TO CHECK PRICES
Buff’s merino wool face and neck wear protection is the Alpha fabric for men. It brings comfort, warmth and contemporary style to all the skiing dads in our lives. Products are lightweight and fashionable for on and off the slopes. • CLICK HERE TO CHECK PRICES
Columbia Bugaboo Interchange Jacket
This jacket includes a micro-fleece liner and a technical shell, which can be worn together or separately. Includes Omni-Heat and Omni-Tech which keeps kids from getting overheated. Yes, it seems we have to worried about both hot and cold on the slopes! • CLICK HERE TO CHECK PRICES
Helly Hansen Lifa Merino Underlayers
Keeping warm in winter is all about layering. Soft merino wool underlayers will keep kids warm, with no itchy, scratchy effects. The designs are playful and fun, and keeping the chill at bay will pay off in longer slope time. Always a good thing. • CLICK HERE TO CHECK PRICES
Smartwool Ski Socks
Let’s face it, no-one likes getting cold feet. But it can particularly tough to keep those tiny tootsies toasty on a windy ski day. Soft wool socks keep toes warm and can help kids stay on the slopes longer. Let kids choose their own favorite color and design combinations from these cute high-performance merino wool socks. • CLICK HERE TO CHECK PRICES
TransPack Classic Ski Bag
Never lose track of ski gloves, hats or helmets again with the TransPack ski bags. Each family member can choose their own bag to house all of their ski supplies, including boots, helmet, and soft items like gloves, toques and neck buffs. The bag can be worn as a backpack, leaving hands free to carry skis and boards. It’s ski packing genius. • CLICK HERE TO CHECK PRICES
Take one of our own writer’s advice, learned the very hard way, and never lose your phone again. Use this ingenious device to secure your phone, on the slopes or anywhere at all. The myBunjee slips over your mobile phone and fastens to your ski jacket via its coiled bunjee cord. Can also be attached to belt loops or handbags, and makes for great gifts for teens with slippery hands. • CLICK HERE TO CHECK PRICES
Claudia Laroye is a freelance travel writer and blogger from Vancouver, Canada. She specializes in family, adventure, luxury and wellness travel writing.
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