How to keep your kids warm when skiing!
When skiing as a family, especially with young children, it's important to know what to pack in order to keep your kids happy, warm and comfortable throughout your trip. Below we list our top essentials for a family ski trip:
Thermal Base Layers
Merino wool thermals are the perfect base layer for keeping your children warm. This clever fabric is temperature regulating so will keep them warm without them overheating when hitting the slopes. Merino wool is also hypoallergenic and doesn't itch like normal wool so is perfect for children with sensitive skin. These layers are extremely well made and long lasting so should last you a few ski seasons, and when they grow out of them can be passed down to younger siblings!
To keep your children happy on the slopes they'll need to be kept dry so you'll need a ski jacket and ski salopettes, or alternatively an all in one waterproof set. The ski range we have from Didriksons is 100% waterproof and windproof and features reflective detailing for added safety. The bottoms come with adjustable under foot straps to keep them in place and the jackets come with warm hoods. Most of the products are also made with the extend a size function which means they can be extended to one size bigger by easily unpicking the stitching. What a great way to save money in the long run!
There's nothing worse than having cold feet all day! Prevent cold toes with some good pairs of merino wool ski socks. Not only will they keep feet warm but they also have strategic padding to keep ski boots from rubbing or becoming uncomfortable.
The small things can make a big difference when skiing, especially in colder countries. Make sure you're prepared with childrens accessories including merino wool balaclavas, fleece neck warmers, waterproof pile lined hats and waterproof fleece gloves.
By getting these layers right your kids will be warm and comfortable and free to enjoy their ski holiday to the fullest. If you have any questions about our ranges do get in touch, we'd be happy to help!