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5 Items of Essential Kids’ Skiwear

23 November 2022

Hitting the slopes in the right gear can make all the difference to a fun-filled day on the piste. It's important that youngsters are kitted out with the right clothing and equipment so they stay comfortable and protected against the cold. Below we have detailed what to look for when choosing each item, to keep your child safe and warm:

Ski Jacket

A good ski jacket will keep your child warm and dry on the slopes. For maximum comfort, we recommend choosing one with a waterproof and breathable outer layer, a warm insulation layer and a soft inner lining. Other useful features include a water-repellent coating and deep, secure pockets. It's important that they can move comfortably in it, so make sure it fits well and they have plenty of room.


Ski helmets are essential - they will protect your child's head from bumps and knocks and can even help to prevent serious injury in the event of a fall. Look for a helmet that is certified to European safety standards, and make sure it has adjustable straps so it fits snugly and comfortably. Most ski resorts make helmets compulsory for youngsters, so be sure to pack one in their bag.

Waterproof Gloves

Having cold, soggy hands will make your child's slope experience miserable. A good pair of gloves that are made from waterproof and breathable fabric, with a soft inner lining for added warmth, will keep your kid's hands warm and dry, even if they fall in the snow. It's important they fit well, so your kid can grip their ski poles properly. 

Ski Boots

When it comes to footwear, dedicated ski boots are required. They need to be comfortable, so make sure they're a good fit. To reduce the risk of ankle injuries and falls look for a pair with support and a strong grip. Boots made from waterproof and breathable fabric will keep your child's feet dry and warm. Melting snow and low temperatures can make ski slopes slippery, so good boots are essential for safety. Younger kids may find boots without laces easier to put on and take off, especially with gloves on.

Ski Goggles

Ski goggles protect your child's eyes from the elements - this includes the glare of the sun on the snow, as well as wind and cold. For safety, they should provide 100% UV protection and be made from durable, shatterproof material. It's important they fit well, so they don't slip off on the slopes. Goggles with interchangeable lenses are a good idea, as they can be adjusted according to the conditions.

Skiing is a great way to have fun and stay active, but there are risks involved if your child doesn't have the right clothing and equipment. Hopefully this article has helped you to understand what is most important when preparing youngsters for the slopes.

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