The essentials you need to nail your ski holiday

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Alessia Armenise

From the warmest ski boots to the latest tech gadget, there is so much more to pack than thermals.

While most of us are stuck in rainy Britain, the lucky ones able to leave work during the most depressing month of the year (hey, January) are gliding across the snow in Austria, France or some other winter wonderland around the world.

If the never-ending snowy pictures cluttering Instagram made you book a weekend away, here is’s curated list of everything you need to nail your winter holiday.

The best travel tech and wearables for skiing

Spectacles Sunglasses High-Tech-Wearables

Sunglasses or James Bond style device? Spectacles’ sunglasses hide a camera that takes 10 second videos and sends them directly to your Snapchat account. The future is now. 

Nobody wants to carry a big camera on the slopes but everybody wants nice shots to share once back home. The new Pixel 3 camera is so outstanding you won’t need anything else. 

Cold weather dries up your phone battery faster than any app. To avoid missing the perfect shot, a portable power bank is a must have. 

For the skiers among us, the best way to record a stunning glide is a GoPro. Attach it to your helmet and hit the slopes for a great holiday video. 

If you are out to explore the snowy slopes with a group and you are worried about your phone dying in the middle of nowhere, this old school walkie-talkie could be what you are looking for. 

The best beauty products for the cold

After a long day in the cold, your face is going to need some serious care. A nourishing oil that sinks into the skin could be a lifesaver in extreme conditions.  

Beauty editors swear by it, and for a good reason. This Holy Grail of hydration will be your new best friend when the temperature hits zero. Take it with you and apply it whenever your skin feels thirsty – there is not such a thing as too much moisturiser in the winter. 

After your face, your hands should be your priority. L’Occitane mini hand creams are perfect to take around the slopes during the day and to slide in your purse at night.  

After a long day and a warm bath, treat your skin to a nourishing ritual. Me time is key, even on holiday. 

Meet your lips’ new best friend. Nuxe’s Rêve de Miel is a magic worker to apply all day long and just before bed. Your lips will feel brand new after a few days. 

The best ski wear and equipment to hit the slopes in

White as snow, this Peak Performance ensemble will keep you warm and comfortable while also looking fabulous, of course. 

Not the most exciting thing to pack but definitely a necessity – this Alexander Wang x Uniqlo thermal should be on top on your list. 

Finding a flattering helmet is not the easiest mission but this chromatic Kask is every minimalist’s dream. 

Coming straight from the eighties, Moon Boot is the cosy Italian touch you need for your ski outfit.

After the slopes, you still need to keep warm. A water-resistant (fake) furry parka is the perfect solution for those chilly mountain nights. 


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Alessia Armenise

Alessia Armenise is picture editor of Stylist and In her free time you'll find her tasting vegan street food around east London and sharing her (many) opinions on London Fields Radio. Instagram

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