No matter how good – or average – you are at cutting through the pistes in your favourite ski resorts, we have to say that looking your best, in the most stylish snow wear available definitely makes you seem a better skier. Case in point: the Middleton sisters.
When Prince William joined the Middleton family on the slopes at Courcheval last year, it didn’t matter whether the sisters were great skiers or not (they are, by the way), they looked great. All eyes were on their on-slope looks. Kate wore red pants and a crisp white jacket with a bobble-top beanie, while Pippa went monochrome in white pants and a black jacket.
Here, we present our pick of the best pieces of the 2011/12 season to make sure that you look fantastic as you head up in the ski lift, even if you look terrible coming down.
For the best boots, hats, gloves and scarves to wear on, and off, the slopes, check out our special feature here.
1. Arctic down jacket, £269.95 by Barbour 2. Shearling-lined trapper hat, £175 by Karl Donoghue at Net-a-Porter.com 3. Black belted jacket, £665 by Emporio Armani at Harrods Ski & Surf, 5th Floor, 020 7730 1234 4.White ski jacket, £615 by Emporio Armani at Harrods Ski & Surf, 5th Floor, 020 7730 1234 5.Black ski pants, £397 by Emporio Armani at Harrods Ski & Surf, 5th Floor, 020 7730 1234 6. Padded coat, £1000, by Isabel Marant at Net-a-Porter.com 6. Pink Heli Alpine jacket, £535 by Peak Performance 7. White Heli Alpine pants, £430 by Peak Performance 7. Grey Keystone jacket, £265 by Peak Performance 8. Keystone ski pants, £215 by Peak Performance 8. Goggles, £198 by Chanel 9. Skis, £250 by Chanel 10. White goggles, £130 by Adidas 11. Purple goggles, £130 by Adidas 12. Skis, £1885, by Emporio Armani at Harrods Ski & Surf, 5th Floor, 020 7730 1234 13. Gloves, £220 by Emporio Armani at Harrods Ski & Surf, 5th Floor, 020 7730 1234.