We know that getting children ready for the day and out of the door can be a challenge at the best of times. When you throw in cold weather, snow boots and ski gear into the mix, it can feel like you are breaking out in sweats before you’ve even got any skiing done. So here’s our top tips on getting kids ready for the snow.
Let’s start with Woolami’s simple guide to layers, we’re thrilled to be selling their fantastic products in our office from December 2020:
Ski/ snow pants– Many have dungarees or bibs that go right up to the chest which is great for keeping snow out or trousers from falling down! Depending on your preference, one pieces are definitely more practical for under 2’s. Our rental partners Cirkel Supply Co. provide premium outerwear for kids from brands like Picture, Patagonia and Namuk. Details on how to book your rental package are at the bottom of this post.
Gloves/mittens- This is our top tip! Buy long gloves that go over the jacket and zip up at the side. Bonus if they have wrist straps so they always stay attached to your child. We would also recommend mittens until children are around 5 years old. Cirkel Supply Co. also offers mitten rental from Swiss kids brand, Namuk.
Snow boots– Important for keeping feet warm when building snowmen or sledging! Some have removable inner liners which can be taken out at the end of the day to dry out. Remember the long socks too.
Hat and Neck warmer– A neck warmer or buff is an easy one to forget- great for keeping warm and also stopping jackets rubbing on children’s little chins which can be very sore.
Goggles– Good eye protection is very important and it’s useful to bring the goggles along when buying or renting a helmet so you can make sure the two fit together nicely.
Sunglasses– Even before ski school toddlers need eye protection. Eyes can get burnt very easily as the sun reflects off the bright white snow. Most toddlers aren’t used to wearing sunglasses and keeping them on can be a challenge so get your toddler to try them on a few times at home before.
Suncream- Another very important one, have a look for a sun cream with lip protection.
It is a lot to think about but all worth it for a fantastic family ski holiday! Our nannies are trained and experienced in working with children in the mountains and will always be happy to help with getting little ones ready for the snow.
To order premium outerwear, cosy mid-layers and gloves for kids through Cirkel Supply Co., hop over to their site. Enter Verbier – Petit Verbier as your delivery point so it’s ready and waiting when you arrive. You can also add your hotel and have your rental package delivered directly there if preferred.