Top Tips for the Ski Season with Polarn O. Pyret

We have never been skiing but can imagine that getting your family prepared for a long day on a ski holiday in cold weather can be as challenging as your very first snow plough. Here are a few tips from Polarn O. Pyret, who have the most gorgeous winter wear for children, to make life a little bit easier.

Top Tips for the Ski Season with Polarn O. Pyret

  • Get your little ones to dress themselves – practice before you go.
  • Practice taking off and hanging up to dry at the end of the day…it is your holiday too!
  • Use layers and overalls when it is freezing in the UK too, it doesn’t have to be snowing to appreciate  warm clothing.
  • Invest in outerwear that is easy to put on and take off. Show your children how to roll down their overalls and tie the arms around the waist, this is handy when you take a short break from skiing.
  • Checklist
  • Helmets for all the family.
  • Ski goggles.
  • Ski harness for very young children – if they are sturdy enough to ski.
  • Skiwear with practical features such as lift pass pocket and adjustable cuffs on salopettes, so they are easy to get on and off with boots on.
  • Skiwear with 360-degree reflectors so you can be seen when dusk falls.
  • Two sets of wool underlayers that draw away moisture. F
  • Face mask/balaclava in case of very cold weather.
  • Thinner wool socks that do not wrinkle in boots.
  • A good intermediate layer for cold winter weeks. An intermediate layer of fleece or a wool blend will keep children warm all day.
  • Ski gloves that you can fasten and unfasten boots easily while wearing.
  • A back plate offers good protection if your children are a bit more daring on the slopes.
  • Family games for evenings. Card games are firm favourites.
  • Sun block – if you are skiing in spring, the sun can be strong reflecting from the white snow.
  • Sledges and hot sheet sledges.
  • Take raisins, energy bars, biscuits and drinks with you on the slopes for a quick energy boost.
  • An action camera that can fit to a helmet or ski pole. They will produce fantastic footage that you can watch when you get back home again
  • Familiarise yourself with the ski system – discuss where you are going to go and which slopes you intend to ski on in advance. Plan and think together.

Have you ever been skiing? Where is your favourite resort?

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