….is upon us and if you’re like me you’ll love it. Being naturally a bit of a couch potato there is nothing I love more to get me off the sofa than the promise of a week in the French Alps, breathing in the clean air. I’ve been skiing now for 6 years and always spend the February half term somewhere on the slopes. There is nothing better nor more exhilerating for me than bombing down a mountain with the promise of a chocolat chaud at the bottom. I also love the fashion, the hardened young Europeans really get it right but it doesn’t come cheap but at my age when I outgrow my clobber each year, it can be expensive to kit yourself out. On the plus side, selling your outgrown skiwear has always proven successful so at least some of the spend is returned to add to the next batch.
Yesterday we visited Snow & Rock in Chertsey to drop our ski’s off for service and whilst there I left dad in a queue to head off to look at the fashion. Gathering armfuls of ridiculously expensive skiwear, that I was never going to buy it gave me ideas of what’s ‘in’ this season. I’ve never normally been particularly fond of the all in ones but I found a perfect one yesterday but at £570 it was never going in my basket so I scoured online sites for a similar one and come up with a few others too.
So here’s me in my favourite ‘try on’ from yesterday – a pretty simple black all in one snowsuit but they are SO expensive.
This here is an alternative to the above but at a snip of the price at £110 from ASOS
If you’re more into colour how about these?
I believe that if you shop for the basic black and/or white pant, you can mix up the jackets and accessories to get a great look. You don’t have to spend lots of pounds for a good warm pair of trousers and I have these from Dare2be.
The Jacket options are vast, depending on what colour you want to opt for, I like to add a black jacket in to my collection so i have it to wear after skiing for Apres, but I also like a bold bright colour and you can find loads…..
Good gloves are essential, its worth spending more on a good pair as these will last you for years. I’ve got white leather Salomon’s and at £95 they’ve served me well.
Accessories are a must on the slopes – A helmet is an absolute must but you can generally rent these with your ski’s in the resort but if you plan on going every year, worth investing in! I used to think I don’t want to wear a helmet, what about my hair etc but actually, if you don’t wear a helmet, you stand out like a sore thumb and safety is a priority. You can alter outfits with bum bags, scarves, glasses and hats. There was a great selection of hats in Snow & Rock by Barts….
Until next time