Hands up who’s already excited about the new ski season!
With our reservations team busy taking bookings from families who can barely wait to get out the slopes, we’ve sniffed out the best kit for kids.
Prices were correct at the time of going to press.
GOTCHAkids Activity Vest, £40, www.gotcha-kids.com
A brilliant idea that takes the halter idea into new territory, this vest allows adults to keep hold of and steer junior skiers and snowboarders, including helping them on and off chair-lifts safely – and picking them when they take a tumble! As if that wasn’t fantastic enough, the backstrap can be used to carry skis. Vests come in dinosaur and butterfly designs in bright colours to stand out on the slopes.
Bollé Amp Kids’ Ski Goggles, £21, www.littleskiers.co.uk
For children ages 3-8, these goggles promise the performance levels of adult models, including full UVA and UVB protection, a double lense thermal barrier for fantastic optics and a superior seal to prevent fogging. Chose from funky Black Geo, Pink Night and White Night frame colours.
Super Wedgie, £12.99, www.skiweb.uk.com
This simple but clever device clips the tips of children’s skis them together, boosting control confidence as they learn to ski.
HelmetHeads, varying prices, www.helmetheads.co.uk
From Yetis to red devil horns, let your kids choose from a huge range of designs for covers, ears and mohawks to brighten up their hired helmets as well as help you to recognise them.
GoPro Junior Chesty, £39.00, http://shop.gopro.com
Fantastic for capturing immersive footage of ski slopes from a child’s perspective, this fully adjustable version of GroPro’s adult Chest Mount Harness is perfect for ages 3+, including teens. Compatible with all GoPro cameras, it captures more body and gear in the shot than a helmet camera.
Peppa Pig Handwarmers, £4.95, http://www.jellyworks.com
Simply click the metal disk and these reusable Peppa and George hand warmers will keep kids’ mitts toasty when playing out in the snow. Other characters available include Spider Man and SpongeBob.
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