Facebook0TwitteremailSo your holiday’s booked, you’ve bragged about it to everyone who’ll listen, and the kids are practising their best snowball fight technique – now you just need to work out what to pack. Make a list and check it twice Packing for a ski trip takes a little more planning than your average summer holiday – t-shirts and flip flops won’t cut it when you’re spending a week in the snow-covered mountains – so we’ve put together a list of all the essentials. If it’s…Continue Reading “PACKING FOR A FAMILY SKI TRIP”

Facebook0TwitteremailYou need to buy a ski jacket but there’s a bewildering array of brightly coloured and expensive-looking options available. By breaking down the different specs and explaining away the jargon, we’ll help you find the right outerwear for your mountain adventures. Insulated or shell? The first decision you have to make is how much you want to fork out – whether you aim towards the top of the price range with an insulated jacket, or opt for a waterproof outer shell, which will be cheaper,…Continue Reading “WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING A SKI JACKET”

Facebook0TwitteremailYou may already have a weatherproof jacket prepared for the snow, but unless you’ve already been on a ski holiday, chances are you won’t have any salopettes. To prevent you from being the odd one out trying to snowplough in jeans, we’ve enlisted Snow+Rock clothing buyer Johnny Hayes to help explain. What are salopettes? The French word for overalls, salopettes are distinguished from more basic waterproof trousers by their braces and breathability. Having said that, you’re free to ditch the suspenders and just call them…Continue Reading “A GUIDE TO BUYING SALOPETTES”

What To Wear When Skiing – The Ultimate Guide

Facebook0TwitteremailWhat Ski Clothes Do I Need? So, you’re going skiing. You’ve got your suitcase, now you just need the gear. Unlike a summer holiday where you can just throw in some swimwear and a pair of flip flops, you’re going to need some dedicated kit. With that comes all sorts of questions around what you need to take and what you need to wear on the slopes. If you’re not sure where to start, let us give you a hand with some top tips on…Continue Reading “What To Wear When Skiing – The Ultimate Guide”

Facebook0TwitteremailLast year, Summit goggles came to our attention here at Crystal as a cool, forward thinking and fresh new force within the industry. Their ‘thing’ is magnetic lenses, so you can swap out your goggles as and when the weather changes – you literally just pop them off the front and then replace as appropriate. The dream, right? So when they got in touch asking if we’d like to test a couple of pairs, we jumped at the chance to send them all over the…Continue Reading “The Big Deal: Summit Goggles”