Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Let it Snow……………Forget the cold–What to Wear in the White Stuff!

It seems for once I have my timing completely right as having written about layering it up yesterday, and I’m quite simply not going to ‘fess up’ to how many layers I have on today, I just have the extra bit to write; about what to wear in the white stuff.

What makes me an expert do I hear you ask? Well quite frankly, after numerous years taking small children, and large children, and grown-up children skiing both in Europe and across the pond, I should be, and as anyone who read my posts last January in the deep snow will know I do have the gear. It’s years old but it serves perfectly and still looks good – one of the real advantages of investment buying. The fact that I can now fit into my daughter’s ski pants is not a source of amusement to her and I’ve just sent them by express delivery up to Edinburgh where apparently there’s a good two feet of snow, judging by the snow angel pic I was sent yesterday.

Snow Angel

Out at the stores this morning with slushy pavements I was taken aback (should I have been) to see girls walking around in high heels – it’s slippery enough in snow boots, surely, without risking a bruised knee or broken ankle (or worse) in non rubber soled heels, for goodness sake.

Anyway. There’s nothing else for it in this weather, and bearing in mind it’s still only November with all the white-out months to look forward to if we are going to become a snow bound nation you are going to need these, year after year.

Snow boots with thick rubber soles
A wind and water-proof jacket preferably with a zip-out fleece lining (although your down coat can do here)
Ski pants – preferably snug, fitted and totally wind and snow-proof.
A pair of ski gloves – for walking the dogs and snowball fights, of course.

Here are some of the best places to find them now, some of which offer discounted ski and snow clothing and accessories;

Simply Piste – Brands including Helly Hansen, Berghaus, O’Neill and Salomon and everything for men, women and children for keeping warm and dry in the snow.

Blacks – Not a huge range but always well chosen and mid priced, and including The North Face and Alpine, for all the family.

3Sums Surf + Skate + Snow' target=_blank>3Sums – Discounted snow wear – if they have your size you’ll be in for a bargain.

M and M Direct – Again discounted and some great bargains.

Simply Piste Ski Gloves blacks snow boots

3 sumsM and M

So you can choose whether you spend a small fortune or not, and the best thing about these websites is that whatever you buy it will be designed to last as discounted or not, the brands are the best………and you don’t have to wear black, of course.