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 detach 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, then let us give you a hand with some top tips…Continue Reading “What To Wear When Skiing – The Ultimate Guide”

Facebook0TwitteremailThis post was written by the stylish guys over at Burton Menswear. Head to their blog – making life simple for the modern man.  After a hard day hitting the slopes, nothing beats hanging up your skis or snowboard and heading out for some well-earned downtime. Though practical ski wear and snowboarding gear make the grade when you’re mountain side, looking good back down in the resort is a different matter. Whether you’re heading to St. Anton for some table-top dancing or a vin chaud…Continue Reading “The Après Ski Style Guide – brought to you by Burton Menswear”