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Family Ski News | May 29, 2024

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Choosing the right ski jacket

Teresa Fisher

Getting warm, waterproof ski-clothing is vital!

As the weather gets colder and we reach for our hats, coats and gloves, now is the time to start thinking about ski kit for this season, especially if you’re venturing out on skis/snowboards for the first time.

Take it from us, there’s nothing worse than chilled children up a mountain for spoiling your holiday enjoyment as well as theirs…

PLUS it costs a small fortune to keep forking out for ‘thawing-out’ hot chocolates on the slopeside restaurants!

When it comes to jacket and ski trousers, you really do need to have the correct kit, and ski jackets are generally more expensive than normal winter outer wear – you’re paying for the more superior technology.  There are no real short-cuts and it’s worth getting it right – you can wear your ski jacket as an everyday jacket, but you cannot wear an everyday jacket for skiing!

Now, thanks to the latest clothing and material innovations, there’s no need to get cold on the pistes anymore and, if you know what to look for, it is possible to find good-quality, affordable outer ski clothing.

However, it is easy to get befuddled by all the jargon and statistical information when buying a jacket, so have produced a straightforward guide to guide you through all the technical data, and help you to buy the best ski kit for your family.

You can read our new Choosing the right ski jacket guide here.  There are also further tips on different kit items in our clothing checklist and boot fitting tips sections, plus helmet advice here too.

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