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Posted: 14 November 2019

Where to Buy Children's Ski Clothing

Good quality ski gear is a must as it keeps you warm and safe on the mountain. But children grow out of clothes frustratingly quickly, so it’s understandable that parents don’t want to spend a fortune – especially if it’s their child’s first ski trip.

If parents are unsure what items of equipment and clothing they’ll need to buy, our What to Pack for Skiing infographic and printable packing checklists are worth a look.

Here are our suggestions of places to look for good quality, affordable kids' ski gear. Please feel free to share this with your skiers’ parents and guardians.

Decathlon

Online & in store

Decathlon is the place to go for the fashion-conscious. They have a massive range of brightly-coloured funky jacket and salopette combos and sometimes you can pick up both for less than £30!

Skibay UK

Online (a Facebook Group)

If your skiers really catch the snowsport bug and their parents decide to invest in their own equipment, this Facebook Group is perfect. You’ll find pre-loved skis, boots and snowboards for sale.

It’s also worth a browse if you’re looking for racing gear like protective wear and racing suits.

Sports Direct

Online & instore

Sports Direct offer a huge range of ski clothing and equipment at some incredibly low prices.

They’re particularly good for ski googles and helmets which can otherwise be pricey. It’s also a good place to try for those looking to invest in their own pair of ski boots.

Mountain Warehouse

Online & instore

Mountain Warehouse do children’s outfit packages where you can get all the key items needed in one go. They also often have sales where you can pick up a jacket, pair of ski trousers, snood, hat and pair of gloves, all for around £65. It’s also the place to go for accessories like ski socks and thermals.

Lidl & [Aldi](https://www.aldi.co.uk/c/specialbuys)

Instore

Keep your eyes peeled whilst doing your grocery shopping because the discount supermarkets occasionally stock some great quality kids’ ski gear in their 'Middle of Lidl' and ‘Specialbuys’ sections.

You can check their websites to see what’s available but what they have when you go into store is really down to luck.

Dare2B

Online & instore

Dare2B holds some epic sales – sometimes offering up to 70% off! They stock really fun colours and designs so your child will be unmissable on the slopes.

Absolute-Snow

Online

Absolute-Snow are one of the leading mountain sports retailers. If you're looking for top quality kit that will last your child a lifetime, this is the place to start. They stock some of the hottest ski and snowboard brands, including Burton, Dakine and Patagonia.

The best part is we’ve partnered with Absolute-Snow to bring you an exclusive 10% discount. Contact your Halsbury Ski Specialist for the discount code!

TK Maxx

Online & instore

This discount store can be a little hit-and-miss for skiwear, but if you get lucky you can nab some top-quality ski gear for bargain prices. Apparently, the best time to shop is October or November when new stock comes in.

WhoSki.com

Online

WhoSki.com is a new online peer-to-peer marketplace where you can buy and sell second-hand ski gear.

This keeps ski and snowboard clothing (which is often made of plastic) out of landfill. What’s more, 25% of the revenue from each sale is donated to teenage mental health charity, stem4.

We hope your skiers’ parents and guardians find these suggestions helpful. If you have any other suggestions of places to shop, let us know on Twitter or Facebook!

And don’t forget to download and print our free ski trip packing checklist!

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