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Ski Clothes

Ski Clothes

There are plenty of things to consider when buying ski clothing, equipment and gear for your ski holiday. Do you choose an expensive jacket but wear less baselayers? Should you wear a beanie or a helmet? Should you buy skis and boots before you go on holiday? There are also other considerations too – do you need a new travel case to carry your clothes, and will you need a water pack to drink fluid whilst you ski? What about hiring skis or a snowboard and buying your lift pass or booking a beginners lesson?

Here at Snow Menu, we’ve done the thinking for you! All you have to do is match your ski holiday requirements to the list of reasons for each clothing and equipment type. It’s simple!

hire / rent / rental / lesson / lessons / lift pass – Ski hire, snowboard rental, lessons and lift pass

Snow Menu recommends you hire, rent and purchase the following online before you go skiing or snowboarding:

  • skis, boots and poles - beat the queues and save upto 25% by purchasing online before you arrive at your ski resort
  • snowboard and boots - ensure the shop hasn’t sold out and save upto 25% by purchasing online before you arrive at your ski resort
  • ski and snowboard lessons – beginners should book in advance to ensure your first couple of days aren’t spent frustrated  in your chalet
  • a ski lift pass – you don’t want to be queueing when it’s -15 and it’s a lot cheaper to buy online
  • recommended brands: Atomic, Salomon, Head, Dynastar (skis); Burton, Ride, K2, Lib Tech (snowboards)

clothes / clothing – Ski jackets and trousers

Snow Menu recommends you own the following before you go skiing or snowboarding:

  • a ski jacket – preferably with GORE-TEX® (a waterproof / breathable fabric)
  • a set of ski trousers – preferably with GORE-TEX® (a waterproof / breathable fabric)
  • recommended brands: Peak Performance, The North Face, Columbia

Ski clothing retailers:

clothes / clothing – Base layers, underwear, socks, gloves and beanies

Snow Menu recommends you own the following before you go skiing or snowboarding:

  • a long sleve crew neck base layer for your upper body
  • a full length set of base layer pants for your lower body
  • a set of thermal briefs / underpants
  • a set of ski socks
  • a set of ski gloves – preferably with GORE-TEX® (a waterproof / breathable fabric)
  • a beanie to keep your head warm of an evening – when you’re not wearing your helmet
  • recommended brands: Helly Hansen, Lowe Alpine, The North Face, Salomon

Ski clothing retailers:

equipment / equipments – Helmets, goggles and sunglasses

Snow Menu recommends you own the following before you go skiing or snowboarding:

  • a ski helmet – a must for your own protection – highly recommended
  • a set of goggles
  • a set of sunglasses
  • recommended brands: Giro, Bolle, BLOC

Ski equipment retailers:

equipment / equipments – Skis, ski boots, snowboards and snowboard boots

Snow Menu recommends you own the following before you go skiing or snowboarding:

  • a set of ski boots or snowboard boots
  • a set of skis or a snowboard (here at Snow Menu, we say skis or a snowboard are optional – it’s the feet that need to be comfortable – you can rent skis or snowboards at the ski resort – see our first option for rent or hire)
  • a set of ski poles (same as above – you can rent ski poles at the ski resort)
  • recommended brands: Salomon, Atomic, Fischer, Burton, Rome

Ski equipment retailers:

accessory / accessories – Ski boot bags, hydration ruck sacks, mountain survival essentials, winter sports essentials

Snow Menu recommends you own the following before you go skiing or snowboarding:

  • a ski boot bag (if you own a set of ski boots)
  • a hydration ruck sack for drinking whilst skiing
  • a light stick and mountain whistle and thermal blanket
  • recommended brands: CamelBak, Lifesystems

Ski accessory retailers:

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