Planning your first ski trip with little ones can be stressful – from packing for the entire family, to ensuring your tots are warm on the slopes. To save you a job, we’ve rounded up the best ski wear for kids here.
Why is it important to get a good ski jacket?
Keeping your little one warm and dry is vital when it comes to enjoying a ski trip. Whilst you might be able to get over feeling a little shivery, your little one won’t be able to do so, and will not have a good time. Look for a ski jacket with an adjustable helmet compatible hood, as most resorts will insist children wear helmets. Whilst they might not use the hood when skiing, it’s still a good idea to have one for the rest of the holiday.
What should I look for in kid’s ski wear?
If you’re planning on going skiing again, it’s a good idea to find ski clothing with room to grow systems, that allow you to extend the sleeves of the jacket or salopette legs.
Where can I buy kid’s ski wear?
We’ve found some of our top picks here:
An affordable choice from a brand you can trust, this is a great waterproof, breathable ski suit. With a lovely fleece lining to keep your little ones extra warm, the suit is compatible with snow boots and can easily be adjusted for a better fit. Available for little ones from aged two and above in a number of cute colours and prints.
They might not be a specialist ski brand, but they’ve been protecting little one’s from the cold Nordic winters for years. Hard wearing and high-tech, this cute looking coat with withstand hours of snow angels, made from a durable and breathable fabric, with taped seams and a detachable, adjustable hood. Available from aged two to age twelve, in pink and green.
Super cute and extremely affordable, the Aldi ski range means getting the whole family kitted out doesn’t have to break the bank. This jacket is waterproof, windproof and fleece-lined, with a hidden zipped ski pass pocket, cuffs with a Velcro adjuster and a soft fleece lining. Available from aged three to age eight, in a number of different colours and patterns.
These cute salopettes are lined, wind and waterproof, with fixed braces that can be adjusted and fastened at the waist for easy dressing. We love that they are reflective, and can be extended so should last for more than one season. Available from aged two to age eight.
When it comes to staying warm, thermal layers are a most and these cute thermals, perfect for little explorers. Available in three cute colour combos, the cloud print not only looks adorable, but will keep them warm outdoors whatever the weather. Available from aged two to age twelve.
Ensure young eyes are protected from the sun with the Junior Moon Googles from BLOC> The spherical lenses ensure your little one can see clearly on the mountain, and the insulated fleece wicks away moisture from the skin.
Not only does this cute jacket look adorable, it’s lovely and warm with a fluffy fleece lining and will keep your tot warm up to -18 degrees with its protective snow guard. We love the reflective details, keeping your little one safe whether they are on the slopes or the streets, plus the zip fastening with the storm flap for extra warmth.
These bright pink trousers are the perfect way to keep an eye on your little one on the slopes! Warm and waterproof, they are perfect for that first ski trip, or even wintery walk in the woods. With elasticated braces and an elasticated waistband, they should hopefully last your tot more than one season.
If your tot is too small to ski this time round, keeping them warm in the snow is still a must. We love this cute fleece lined snow suit from JoJo Maman Bebe, available in a number of different adorable prints. With taped seas, wadding for extra warms and fold over cuffs, your little one will stay toasty, whatever the weather.
It’s all about those layers when it comes to keeping warm, so make sure you’ve stocked up. This cute base layer set from Kozi Kids is super soft to touch and will hold in warmth without any excess moisture. These are also a great buy for camping, or sleepovers when the weather gets cold. Available from aged two to eight in three cute colours.
It doesn't get cuter than this! They might seem expensive, but they should last more than one season and they look so cool your little ones won't mind wearing them, keeping little toes toasty in the snow.