The common misconception is that the bigger the coat or jumper, the warmer they’ll be. When going on a ski trip, layers of purpose-made clothing will be important. Temperatures can dip as low as -20 degrees in the mountains so you want items that will keep them well-insulated but easy to take off when inside with the heating. You’ll also want to make sure you have plenty of spares as clothing can get damp during a day of skiing.
The key items to pack will be:
- A good quality ski jacket and trousers or a sallopette (an all-in-one suit)
- Ski socks
- Warm hats
- Ski goggles
- Thermal vests and jumpers
- Sun cream and lip salve (as although it’s winter, the sun can beam strong).
You may be tempted to cut corners and pay less for items but investing in something specifically designed for snow sports will ensure your children is warm and safe on the slopes. Buying all the products new can be pricey, so look second-hand or even consider hiring out the clothing and equipment.
Needless to say, label everything with their name as it can be easy for kids to misplace or lose something when sharing their room with others.