How to keep your hands warm

Getting cold hands is no fun at all. Not only can it dampen your spirits on the slopes, it may even cut the day short. So why do hands get cold and why does it happen so easily in the mountains? It’s because your body’s working much harder to stay warm, which means blood flow increases in your body’s core and decreases in your hands and feet. On top of that, skiing tends to work a lot of your lower-body muscles, so circulation heads to…Continue Reading “HOW TO KEEP YOUR HANDS WARM WHEN SKIING”

There’s loads of advice out there around what to wear when you’re skiing , but what about when you’re done with downhill for the day? Your off-slope style can depend on which resort you go to, how cold it is and what you’re actually doing when you’re not skiing. Check out our tips to kick off your packing list. What to wear around the resort You’ll probably need to wrap up whenever you go outside, so layer up t-shirts and jumpers and don’t forget your…Continue Reading “WHAT TO WEAR IN A SKI RESORT WHEN YOU’RE NOT SKIING”

So 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”

You 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”

You 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”