Children’s Ski Wear: Essential Kit for Kids Hitting the Slopes

    Heading off for a family ski trip? The correct kit can be the difference between a happy or disastrous ski holiday. Don’t jet off without checking out our must-have children’s ski wear from top online retailers to buy now.

    Heads Up

    Slope safety is vital for both novice and advanced skiers of any age. Recent research estimated that around 600,000 people are injured each year from falls and slope-related incidents so it’s wise to protect yourself. It’s actually compulsory for children to wear a helmet in most resorts and rare to see adults without them. Look for those with the latest superior impact protection and adjustable fit systems so that you can adjust your helmet to your head shape and size. Some have mini airbags inside that can be inflated and delated for a great fit.  Discover our pick of the best below.

    Salomon GROM Kids’ Helmet, £50

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     Buy now from Salomon

    Salomon PACT Kids’ Helmet, now £27.50

    Buy now from Salomon

    SMITH Kids’ Holt 2 Ski Helmet, now £34.97

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    Buy now from Blacks

    Atomic Count Youth Helmet, £65

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    Buy now from Ellis Brigham

    All About That Base

    Never underestimate the importance of a good base layer for those long days on the snow. Good thermals should work as hard as you on the slopes; keeping you warm when you cool down while wicking away excess sweat and allowing your skin to breathe. Prolonged exposure to cold weather can be miserable and challenging for younger children so layering up with mid layers and jackets is key, but always start with a good base. Cosy thermals are well worth the investment.

    Decathlon Kids’ Ski Base Ski Layer in Pink, £12

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    Buy now from Decathlon

    Decathlon Kids’ Ski Base Layer in Green, £9.99

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    Buy now from Decathlon

    H&M THERMOLITE® Base Layer Set, £14.99

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    Buy now from H&M

    Icebreaker Merino Bodyfit 200 Oasis Kids’ Leggings, £44.99

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    Buy now from Ellis Brigham

    Slope Style

    A ski jacket is perhaps the most important aspects of your little one’s outfit to keep them from getting cold – and probably upset – particularly if you’re skiing around Christmas or February half term where it’s likely to be very chilly. It’s worth investing – look out for waterproof, fully-lined jackets with water-repellent coating, ski pass pockets and insulating layers. Of course, the right kit is super-important – but looking good matters too!

    Roxy Girls Jet Ski SE Snow Jacket White, now £94.49

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    Buy now from Shore

    Dare 2BKid’s Furtive Ski Jacket, now £50

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    Buy now from Blacks

    Quicksilver Mission Solid Snow Jacket, £90

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    Buy now from Quicksilver

    Stella Loves Hooded Puffer Jacket, £152

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    Buy now from Stella McCartney

    Hands Up

    Where there’s snow and children, there are snowballs to be made!  All too quickly, hands can get cold and painful so plump for performance gloves and mittens that offer waterproof materials such as Gore-Tex to keep hands high, dry and toasty. Mittens are better for younger children as they allow them to wriggle their fingers within which keeps their circulation going.  Look for lofty insulation, thick liners and adjustable cuffs to keep out the cold and snow.  Investing in such gloves will see you through both your ski trip and the whole of winter.

    Extreme Kids Waterproof Ski Gloves, now £12.49

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    Buy now from Mountain Warehouse

    Roxy Jetty Girls’ Mittens, £34.99

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    Buy now from Ellis Brigham

    Mini Rodini Kids’ Red Ski Gloves, £46

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    Buy now from Alex & Alexa

    Helly Hansen Kids’ Waterproof Gloves in Pink, now £28.00

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    Buy now from John Lewis

    Eyes Right

    There are several reasons to wear goggles when skiing. One is obviously to protect eyes from the harmful penetrating rays of the sun and the blinding glare of the snow on those blue sky days (this is especially important for young, vulnerable eyes). Goggles or ski specific sunglasses will also shield eyes from wind and keep vision sharp when negotiating the slopes at speed. Good quality eye protection will come with features such as anti-misting lenses and low profile frames for increased field of vision.

    Bolle Kids Royal Goggle, £57

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    Buy now from Snow & Rock

    Oakley Youth Goggles, £40

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    Buy now from Ellis Brigham

    Salomon Kiwi Access Blue Kids’ Goggles, £22

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    Buy now from Salomon

    Roxy Missy Ski Goggles for Girls, £35

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    Buy now from Roxy

    Sloping Off

    Nothing beats a little après after a good day on the slopes but make sure you have a good grip on proceedings.   A combination of snow and dropping nightly temperatures can make for tricky going under foot.  Throw gluhwein into the mix (strictly adults only!) and it can be a slippery slope.  Snowboots with grippy soles will give you a better foothold and combined with insulating and waterproof linings, will put a spring in your weary step.

    Kids’ Black Moon Boots, now £54.80

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    Buy now from Alex & Alexa

    Hunter Little Kids Insulated Metallic Snow Boots, £55

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    Buy now from Hunter

    Sorel Kids’ Yoot Pac™ Nylon Snow Boot, £80

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    Buy now from Sorel

    Caribou Junior Snow Boots, now £12.99

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    Buy now from Mountain Warehouse

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