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
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
The lofoten Gore-Tex pro light pants are the lightest pants for the hardcore women free riders.
|Toni Sailer, Sports Womens Iris Splendid Jacket
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
Designed to handle the wide-ranging conditions of an entire ski season.
|Ortovox Rock’n’Wool Short Women’s Thermal Pants
The athletic cut merino wool thermal pants suitable for all intensive sports, particularly skiing, snowboarding, mountaineering and hiking.
|Salomon, Women’s Shiva Snow Helmet
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
Cylindrical rimless style with a complete lens seal in a compact mid-sized fit.
|Rossignol, Womens Rooster Stripes Roll Neck
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
The Piers Micro is the smallest and lightest three-antenna beacon on the market.
|Arc’teryx, Beta AR Jacket Men’s
Top rated, lightweight & packable, waterproof pro jacket. Hip length with a helmet compatible DropHood™.
|Mountain Equipment, Havoc Pant
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
The lofoten gloves have a clean design and minimalistic construction in order to be as soft as possible.
|Forcefield, Carve Back Protector
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
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
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
Sonora is a sock that can ride the rails, stomp the hill, and repeat all day.
|GoPro, Hero 6 Camera
Record the most incredible footage ever with new GoPro Hero 6.
|Black Diamond, Saga 40 Jetforce Avalanche Airbag Pack
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
Versatile, all-mountain hydrodown insulated jacket from Berghaus.
|Nitro, Mountain Positive Camber Snowboard
Nitro’s 2018 Mountain is a tapered directional snowboard with a specific emphasis on freeride.