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Judging by number of messages I have had in the last week about skiing, there are quite a few of us heading to the mountains this half term and quite a few of you have requested a blog post on what to take. If like us, you don’t go every year, then the children will have outgrown most of their kit and there are plenty of gaps to fill. We still have a bit of time for those deliveries, so hopefully this post will help you with your packing and organisation.
Topshop have really stylish and affordable ski wear if you don’t want to spend a fortune. We haven’t been skiing for 3 years, so my eldest daughter Liv has completely outgrown all of her ski kit and I have bought her ski set from Topshop. (Ladies size 6 is perfect for a tall 14 year old) She is definitely going to look way cooler than her old mum.
Ski Socks – In my experience, ski socks are not something you want to scrimp on! We really love Falke ski socks. Good quality ski socks make the world of difference.
Base Layers – For your base layers, I would look no further than Sweaty Betty. The quality and design are so good and they currently have an offer on (if you buy top and bottom you save £20)
Ski Jacket and Trousers– have a look at the selection below as I have tried to find bargains on Netaporter and The Outnet. If you know you are going to go skiing year after year, it’s worth spending a bit more. The jacket I wear is from Perfect Moment I bought it a few years ago. If you are looking to rent, then I would suggest having a look at the selection at My Wardrobe.
Snow boots – I’m still undecided as to whether I take my Sorel Caribou boots or my Moonboots on our trip to Wengen. My Sorels have great grip and are really warm, but I prefer the look of my moonboots. I definitely cannot take both!
Lipsalve – My lips get really sore in the mountains, so I make sure that I have stocked up on Lanolips before we go. This one has a tint and SPF30.
Sunglasses – don’t forget your sunnies. Those mountains are BRIGHT!
Swimsuit – if you are heading to the spa or jacuzzi after a day on the slopes to sooth achey legs, don’t forget to pack your swimming costume.
Ski Gloves – I bought mine from Amazon They’re nothing special but they fit well which is the main thing!
Hat – don’t forget your beanie or some kind of hat. Helmet hair is never a good look, so a good hat is the answer! I’ve included some colourful options in the Apres Ski edit below, as I quite like to add colour with a hat if my outfit is mainly black.
First Aid – Ibuprofen or some kind of muscle gel, plasters, blister packs, deep heat, painkillers
I have tried to find good deals on ski wear (The Outnet, NET-A-PORTER (Sale) TK Maxx, Alex and Alexa (Sale) – hopefully you might find yourself a bargain! However if you have the budget and are looking for higher end brands, then the selection at Mytheresa is excellent and includes Perfect Moment, Moncler, Fusalp, Bogner and Cordova
If you’re a fan of the jazzy all-in-one ski suit, do have a look at this selection at ASOS. It’s fun!
Again, I have tried to find the good deals and most of these pieces here are on sale. You can see the pieces I have bought for Charlie here.
I keep it very casual and comfy in the evenings, so will be taking a selection of cashmere jumpers and bottoms, my Commando leggings (tried and tested in the snow and they are really warm) and my moonboots. Don’t to forget to pack your cashmere socks if you have some, there is nothing nicer on your feet after a day in those torturous ski boots!
Well, that’s all from me. I suspect that if you’ve got to the bottom of this post, you are heading to the mountains, so I hope you have the most wonderful trip and stay safe!
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