Unsure what to wear this ski season? Shop our skiwear edit and hit the slopes in style with chic pieces designed with form and function.
Packing for a week on the slopes always feels a little bit more overwhelming at first. Particularly when you stop and consider the looming padded jackets, trousers or multiple layers that are piled up alongside your case and it just all feels impossibly large to fit into a mere 20kg case.
But, don’t panic. The key is to be super selective with what you purchase and pack. Whilst having a different jacket with you for each and every day might look great on the ‘gram, if neither of your options actually keep you warm you’ll be deeply regretting it when you’re shivering on a ski lift, only halfway up a mountain. Thankfully the high street has so many great affordable options that are both snug and stylish: letting you make the most of those runs!
Our Sarah-Rose Harrison recently visited the luxurious resort of La Plagne, within the French Alps, where both novice and experienced skiers can explore the beautiful mountains at their own pace and rate. Taking full advantage of classes and private lessons at Oxygene Ski School or, enjoying difficult couloirs and long off-piste descents. No longer a novice the slopes, packing for another season immediately felt less overwhelming and the essentials became even more clearer.
So it might seem obvious but it’s pretty safe to say that the one item you don’t want to be without will be a snow jacket. Water and wind proof this is a must have! Superdry have a great selection of jackets (and trousers) which mix fashion with function so seamlessly. Designed for the slopes, their ski jackets tick all the boxes for practicality: with ski pass pockets, integrated snow shirts and that all important bungee cord hem (to stop your jacket filling with snow when you inevitably take a tumble) whilst also retaining the fashion forward elements of the brand which we all know and love. With optional elasticated waist belt and a detachable hoods with removable faux fur trims you can truly customise your look to ensure you feel your best while you’re on the slopes.
The best way to shop and pack is from your base layers outwards. Vital for staying sung in sub zero temperatures so be sure to invest in a couple pairs of thermal leggings, rollnecks or long-sleeve tops to layer up with. Mountain Warehouse thankfully have the most extensive range of base layers, perfect for combating the cold and with prices starting at just £5.99 it’s great if you are on a shoestring budget. A one-stop-shop for everything from snoods to socks (always pick the thermal option!) you can kit yourself out entirely with functional yet, fashion forward kit.
First timers who aren’t sure what to invest in or what to hire, ski resorts like La Plagne often offer skiwear to hire but this does add up so taking along your own essentials like hats, helmets, gloves and proper ski socks is highly recommended, and worth the space in your case. If you’re looking to invest in footwear that’ll see you from Chalet to Apres-Ski no boot comes more highly recommended than Sorel. Their iconic boot is often imitated but never equalled: completely waterproof construction, with faux-fur cuffs and micro-fleece lining they offer all the warmth, comfort and protection you could ever need during cold, icy, wet and slushy snowy situations.
So whatever your style and budget, our skiwear edit will help you look made for the mountain in no time…