Fashion: For Deep Powder Lowers

Spending New Year’s Eve in a ski resort is both the best and the worst place to be. The slopes are rammed with screaming children and out-of-control beginners. The queues for the lifts make a small part of you die inside. For seasonaires, it’s hell on earth

However, it is also a glorious place filled with revellers celebrating the end of another year. Everyone is happy, no one is sober and most people will end up stumbling home singing before promptly puking on their own doorstep.

Regardless of where you plan to go skiing during the festive period and children’s school holidays, you may find our tips useful when it comes to selecting the most suitable equipment, which will show you in your best light on snowy mountain peaks.

Norrona, Lofoten Gore-Tex Pro Jacket

Price: €699

The lofoten Gore-Tex Pro Jacket was made uncompromisingly to fulfill the big mountain free riders need for protection from the most demanding conditions out there.

Norrona, Womens Lofoten Gore-Tex Light Pants

Price: €499

The lofoten Gore-Tex pro light pants are the lightest pants for the hardcore women free riders.

Toni Sailer, Sports Womens Iris Splendid Jacket

Price: €700

The outstanding functional properties truly stand out when skiing – such as the reliable warmth provided by Thermolite® and handfilled high-loft fibre balls.

Black Diamond, Boundary 100 Ski

Price: €470

Designed to handle the wide-ranging conditions of an entire ski season.

Ortovox Rock’n’Wool Short Women’s Thermal Pants

Price: €65

The athletic cut merino wool thermal pants suitable for all intensive sports, particularly skiing, snowboarding, mountaineering and hiking.

Salomon, Women’s Shiva Snow Helmet

Price: €80

The light weight, half shell combines Twin Shell for less weight and more airflow, with EPS 4D to absorb more shock than traditional helmets.

Oakley Fall Line Prizm

Price: €160

Cylindrical rimless style with a complete lens seal in a compact mid-sized fit.

Rossignol, Womens Rooster Stripes Roll Neck

Price: €170

Elegant thanks to its feminine and close fit, it will keep you warm during cold winter days, in the ski resort or in the city.

Pieps, Micro Avalanche Beacon

Price: €330

The Piers Micro is the smallest and lightest three-antenna beacon on the market.

Arc’teryx, Beta AR Jacket Men’s

Price: €600

Top rated, lightweight & packable, waterproof pro jacket. Hip length with a helmet compatible DropHood™.

Mountain Equipment, Havoc Pant

Price: €390

GORE-TEX® 40D fabric with GORE® C-KNIT® backer technology gives waterproof, breathable performance and soft shell bib ensures full protection on the biggest powder days.

Norrona, Lofoten Gore-Tex Short Gloves

Price: €129

The lofoten gloves have a clean design and minimalistic construction in order to be as soft as possible.

Forcefield, Carve Back Protector

Price: €160

The carve back protector is designed for all-day high level protection. Made using a 3D mouldable material, you won’t find anything more comfortable for everyday riding.

Scarpa, Freedom 100 Ski Boots

Price: €470

Scarpa’s hard-charging freeride boot, the Freedom 100 is a light, versatile 3-buckle boot that can handle the rigors of daily resort abuse.

Black Crows, Atris Ski

Price: €650

The Atris skis are ideal for crushing it on big powder days with their double rocker profile and 108mm waist provide plenty of float in the deep stuff.

Stance Sonora Socks

Price: €16

Sonora is a sock that can ride the rails, stomp the hill, and repeat all day.

GoPro, Hero 6 Camera

Price: €510

Record the most incredible footage ever with new GoPro Hero 6.

Black Diamond, Saga 40 Jetforce Avalanche Airbag Pack

Price: €980

A revolution in airbag technology, JetForce provides an added margin of safety to your avalanche tool kit, now with updated firmware.

Berghause, Extrem Micro Down Insulated Jacket

Price: €220

Versatile, all-mountain hydrodown insulated jacket from Berghaus.

Nitro, Mountain Positive Camber Snowboard

Price: €500

Nitro’s 2018 Mountain is a tapered directional snowboard with a specific emphasis on freeride.