Top 10 Ski Holiday
There’s nothing to get you into the Christmas spirit like a cup of mulled wine, an open fire, and being surrounded by the ones you love. Oh, and the high-speed adrenalin thrill of plummeting down a craggy mountain face. Yes, skiing season has begun, and for both the hours of on piste activity and the evenings of snuggly drinking we have compiled a list of essentials to ensure your levels of sophistication remain both festive and fabulous.
1. Black Crows, Viator 165 Skis; £375, motilo.com
Let’s start with the essentials. Make your mark on the mountains and invest in your own skis this season. If you’re a true freestyler, then pick up the colourful and flexible Viator 165 skis, the perfect partners for jibbing, cruising and dashing through the snow.
2. Kask, Stealth Ski Helmet; £449, motilo.com
Next, you need a helmet. It’s vital to protect you, but can also look fierce. The bold colours, advanced technology and streamlined appearance of this Kask Stealth helmet make it a must have for the ski season.
3. SpiritHoods, Snow Leopard Hood; £100, motilo.com
If you’re away with youngsters, you’ll need to look for a different kind of head protection: one that provides extreme warmth. Tiny tots will be shivering without a little help from SpiritHoods, whose furry caps with attached mittens keep them snug, and looking adorable too.
4. Zadig & Voltaire, Fab Deluxe Jacket; £850, motilo.com
For yourself, a warm number that you can continue to wear in the freezing temperatures of January through to March is this Zadig & Voltaire sleeveless jacket. The warm shaggy racoon and magnolia fur is decorated with tribal blue stripes, making it versatile and very chic.
5. Sheriff & Cherry, G11 Retro Sunglasses; £75, motilo.com
Above the clouds at the top of the peaks, you can be subject to some blinding sun rays. Protect your peepers with some well equipped UV filtering sunglasses, but avoid sacrificing on style by choosing these gorgeous Sheriff & Cherry retro orange shades.
6. Bogner, Cella-D Overall; £1600, motilo.com
Fancy doing this properly? You can invest in some hardcore ski-lover overalls, and Bogner are the brand to go to for practicality meets flattering details. It’s padded, and super warm, but small embellishments and a nicely placed waist belt ensure you look like the Bond girl you dream to be.
7. Mou, Eskimo 24 Metallic Shearling Boots; £205, motilo.com
For pottering around the chalet, or popping to the shops for more wine or chestnuts to roast, these shearling-lined eskimo boots by Mou are absolutely perfect. The best news is that the subtle metallic sheen makes them a fabulous addition to your winter wardrobe.
8. Kate Spade, Big Apple Hi 5 Mittens; £45, motilo.com
Did you perform that jump absolutely perfectly? Kate Spade encourages your high five of celebration, while managing to avoid frostbite in those lovely fingers.
9. Rick Owens, Full Veil Mask Hat; £98, motilo.com
On the runway, this Rick Owens mask hat looked, well, directional, but we’ve finally realised what he had in mind for it. The ski holiday is filled with opportunities to fully cover your face in a merino/angora blend, especially if you’re still shamed from the karaoke the night before.
Dry skin is a common problem when faced with extreme differences in temperature. Give your body a break with this beauty balm, injecting some much needed moisture into your face and body. It also comes in a delicate and festive decorative ball, spreading some much needed Yuletide cheer.