As much as we yearn for summer vacays all year round, there’s something to be said for embracing the cold and heading on a snow getaway. Not only does it make for the perfect active holiday, but there’s nothing quite like relaxing by the fire with a hot chocolate after a long day of skiing and snowboarding. Plus, it’s the perfect opportunity to rock the ski bunny look! If you’re hitting the slopes this winter, here are 12 snow essentials you’ll need to stay snug and stylish.
If there’s one thing you absolutely cannot do without at the snow, it’s a great ski jacket. This one from Roxy will keep you warm, dry and cosy, no matter how many times you stack it off your skis or board!
Shop the Roxy Wildlife 15K Snow Jacket.
Many of us associate sunscreen with warm, sunny days—but the snow can actually reflect up to 90% of UV radiation due to its highly reflective nature, meaning you can get burnt even when the temperature is low. So, packing sunscreen for your snow getaway is a must and We Are Feel Good Inc is easily our top pick. Not only does the non-greasy, long-lasting 50+ formula feel great on the skin, it’s free from chemical nasties like preservatives and parabens.
Speaking of UV radiation, protecting your peepers at the snow is non-negotiable. Not only do these goggles look great (as far as goggles go), they feature Oakley’s innovative Prizm technology to keep you squint-free as you glide down the slopes.
Shop the Oakley Line Miner Goggles.
Keep your neck toasty with these super soft, chunky knit scarf from Rip Curl. It’s available in both cream and black.
Shop the Rip Curl Frosty Scarf.
There’s nothing worse than that sore, chapped feeling your skin gets when battling the elements. Keeping a tube of paw paw ointment at the ready means you can soothe and restore your skin on the go.
Shop the P’ure Papayacare Ointment
Ski gloves are an essential to not only keep your mitts warm, but also keep dreaded frostbite at bay. These stylish, patterned ones from Burton are our top pick.
Shop the Burton Park Gloves.
These adorable long johns from Sweaty Betty are perfect for layering under your ski pants, or pairing with a stylish oversized knit when you’re hanging around the lodge.
As much as you’re going to want to capture all your sick moves for the ‘Gram, carrying your phone around the slopes is incredibly impractical. That’s why the compact and water resistant GoPro Hero is a must! We love the fact that you can even upload your videos straight to your IG story.
Shop the GoPro Hero.
Ain’t nobody got time for elaborate lipstick looks when at the snow. A simple Carmex lip balm is all you need to keep your pucker soft and chap-free at all times.
Who says ski pants have to be ugly? These ones from Roxy will keep you warm and dry, without compromising on style.
Shop the Roxy Backyard Snow Pants
Add a pop of colour to your snow look with this Burton beanie. The lycra lining will help keep your noggin sweat-free, too.
Shop the Burton Birdie Beanie
Stomp around the slopes in ski bunny style in these insulated, waterproof snow boots from The North Face.