How to ooze luxury on the slopes this winter
WINTER means three things: Santa Claus is checking his list to find out who has been naughty or nice, we can drink mulled wine excessively, and mountains around the world are being covered in blankets of snow.
The latter means winter snow sports are now up and running and ready to send some serious adrenaline rushing through the veins of those who dare to fling themselves down the mountains.
For many people, however, participating in snow sports is as much about the getup as it is about the skill involved in arriving safely at the bottom of the mountain to indulge in après ski celebrations.
So, whether this is your umpteen time gliding down the mountain or your first time navigating the ski lifts, this is where to find the trendiest ski outfits and accessories with first-rate technology.
Ski pants (salopettes)
For her, it’s all about the 10 elegant styles of women’s ski pants Faslup has created, each with inbuilt technology to keep you dry and warm in the snow.
They’re not only breathable but have fitted back protection, natural temperature control, and act as windbreakers.
The lightweight, fitted style has always been popular on the slopes and now there are more choices than ever.
For him, it has to be the Patagonia PowSlayer Bib. They’re lightweight, packable, and perfect for long days spent on the slopes.
Offered in black or sediment colors, PowSlayer Bib goes with just about any color or print jacket.
For her, we love every one of Perfect Moment’s bold designs, but the Women’s Padded Oversized Parker Jacket in Peach Pink with a defining rainbow waist belt is our top pick.
The coat also comes in green, white, black, red and navy.
For him, this 3L Tombra ski jacket in black and red by Templa will leave a trail of cool down the mountainside when worn.
It has an inbuilt RECCO avalanche rescue system, full seam interior to keep out the snow, and extendable sleeves, among other essential specifications.
For her, the Yeti-inspired Chamonix ski suit is about as cool as it gets with its block color bodice and exaggerated fluffy sleeves.
For him, this Sunrise Shredder Ski Suit from Tipsy Elves is quite the statement and will cause a unicorn effect as the wearer glides down the slopes.
Female and children’s Sunrise Shredder Ski Suits are also available, so you could have the whole family matching in no time.
For her, these Roccia Vet Leopard print boots from Diemme are stylish, warm, and offer ankle sport and extra grip in treacherous snowy conditions.
For him, we love the Dellan Mid-Rise Boots by The North Face in Phantom Grey. The insulated boots are lightweight and perfect for shallow snow.
You know that ancient proverb, “If a tree falls in the woods and nobody is there to hear it, does it still make a sound?”
Well, it applies to snow sports style too. If you’re the trendiest and most skilled person on the slopes but there are limited people to witness it, then you’re going to spend most of your après ski time convincing others.
So why not invest in a good sports camera to capture it?
The Go Pro Hero7 is undoubtedly one of the best action cameras on the market. It’s easy to use, waterproof up to 33 feet, takes full HD videos and 10MP photos, voice controlled, and can easily be mounted to the top of your ski helmet.
It’s up to you what you fill your hip flask with, but we recommend a brandy or whiskey so you can add a drop to your hot chocolate and create an extra warming drink.
If you’re intending on adding a tipple to your drink at a mountainside café, do it in style with this Erik Magnussen hip flask by Royal Selangor.