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HIT THE SLOPES; KATIE WRIGHT rounds up the best ski kit for kids and grown-ups.

Byline: KATIE WRIGHT

Left: Mountain Warehouse Galactic Extreme men's ski jacket PS119.99 (was PS199.99); Orbit 4 Way stretch men's ski pants PS69.99 (PS139.99); Extreme ski goggles PS49.99 (were PS79.99). Right: Mountain Warehouse Trailblazer Extreme women's ski jacket PS49.99 (was PS199.99); Moon women's ski pants PS34.99 (were PS59.99); Trail Blazer waterproof women's ski gloves PS19.99 (were PS49.99) WHETHER you're a beginner who's just booked their first lessons or a seasoned pro used to zooming down black runs, if you're off on a ski trip this season you've got to be appropriately dressed.

From baselayers and salopettes that's what ski trousers are called, for the uninitiated) to jackets and goggles, the right clothing is essential for ensuring that you stay warm and dry but are free to move.

SUPERDRY PS199.99; Plus, you want to look good. So where should you head when you want to get kitted out for the slopes? We've rounded up six brands that make stylish skiwear for men, women and children, from affordable pieces ideal for newbies to luxury picks for self-confessed ski bums.

MOUNTAIN WAREHOUSE YOUR one-stop shop for first time skiers, Mountain Warehouse offers affordable (but good quality) skiwear basics for adults and kids.

Even better SUPERDRY ultimate snow service gloves, PS49.99; Pinnacle snow goggles, PSoutfit packages include a jacket, salopettes, socks, and a hat in a variety of SUPERDRY With a wide selection of bright, sporty skiwear for men and women, Superdry is a smart choice for intermediate skiers to invest in some premium pieces.

for sturdy but stylish accessories like goggles and gloves, too.

MUDDY PUDDLES SPECIALISING in outdoor clothing for little ones, Muddy Puddles even has skiwear for babies, so you can kit out your future winter Olympian.

The Scampsuits are an easy all-in-one solution plus they have baselayers, boots and all the accessories your ski bunnies need.

Muddy Puddles knitted balaclava PS10 (was PS20); Puddles 3 in 1 scampsuit PS63.75 (was PS75); Snowdrift snowboots PS35.10 (were PS39) DECATHLON'S own brand Wed'ze is ideal for piste lovers looking for high quality but unpretentious skiwear like lightweight down jackets.

The brand also stocks affordable helmets for adults and kids.

Wed'ze Ski-P men's ski jacket PS49.99 (was PS54.99), Decathlon PROTEST FOR fashion-conscious boarders, sportswear brand Protest makes trend-led separates that will make you look like a pro - even if you're not.

This season's women's collection features retro style puffer jackets, leopard prints and pops of bright pink.

Protest Bellini ski jacket, PS139.99 Sweaty Betty festive star seamless long sleeve base layer top PS65; Festive star seamless base layer leggings PS65 SWEATY BETTY FOR the ultimate in chic skiwear, Sweaty Betty's range includes everything from jackets and jumpsuits to baselayers so cute you'll want to keep them on for apres-ski - no wonder every Instagram influencer on a ski trip seems to be clad head-to-toe in the British brand.

Mountain Warehouse double trouble women's pom beanie PS5.99 (was PS14.99); Extreme women's ski goggles PS39.99 (were PS79.99); Slopestyle women's extreme ski jacket PS99 (was PS199.99); Moon women's ski pants PS34.99 (were PS59.99); Extreme waterproof gloves PS19.99 (were PS39.99)

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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Feb 5, 2019
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