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 

Women’s Gear

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

Men’s Gear

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 Face and Neck Wear

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

Kids Picks

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

Winter Accessories

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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