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Getting the right ski clothing for your season can be a bit take a bit of searching. You may be looking for a specific style or colour, maybe you want to keep the price reasonable or perhaps you have some extra money to invest in something you love.

Below we’ve collected the most sustainable, reliable and best brands around for you to take a look at.

Outer Layer

Coats + Salopettes

First on the list is the stuff that’s going to protect us from the wind, snow and rain. Getting your coat and salopettes sorted is essential for surviving the Alps weather.

Find a brand you love, by trying out our hand-selected, affordable brands (who also care about our planet) below.

A colourful Swedish brand that has lots of snowboarding and skiing options for those who want to stand out on the slopes.

Although a more expensive brand, the sustainable impact and mission of the brand are highly admirable.

Picture Organic, a B certified brand, use organic, recycled and reused materials for all of their ski clothing.

Protest use sustainable and innovative materials, such as coffee fibres in their ski clothing!

Inner Layers

Thermals + Base layers

Once you have your outer layers sorted you will need various inner layers to keep you warm. Depending on your body temperature (whether you’re prone to getting cold quickly) and the weather conditions outside, you might need more than just a base layer.

It’s always best to be prepared, with a couple of thermals of different thicknesses and a jumper.

BAM, a brand made from all sustainable bamboo has some great base layers that are temperature controlling.

Helly Hansen’s thermals and base layers are a great affordable option, with plenty of styles to chose from.

Similar to Helly Hansen, Dare2Be has a large range of thermals that are affordable.

Montane clothes have been made with the adventurer in mind.


Gloves, buffs + socks

Finally, you’ll need to get some gloves (plus inner linings for those extra cold days), buffs to protect your neck and face and extra thick socks to warm your feet. A few of our favourite brands for these items are listed below.

Buff makes the original face buff, in all colours and patterns you could think of.

Unigear’s gloves are well priced, warm and come with the essential glove accessorise needed.

A little on the pricey side, but with great quality, Burton has a large selection of gloves and other ski based accessories.

About us

Fresh Powder was created out of frustration and difficulty in trying to find the most up-to-date and relevant information when it came to booking a ski season in the French Alps.

To help other skiers who are planning to do a ski season – or if you’re just going on holiday – we have collected all the steps you need to take, all the links you need to look at and answered all the pre-season + on season questions you could have to give you an effortless experience!

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