19/01/2015 11:58 GMT | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Affordable Ski Wear: The Best High Street Buys

If you're hitting the slopes this winter then having all the right gear is essential.

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We're talking super-cool ski wear guaranteed to keep you toasty. So, to save you time, we've created a shopping edit full of high street items that won't cost you bomb.


Whether you're a pro at the plough (amen to that), you're a bit of a slalom show off or you're more about the après ski style (hot toddy, toasted marshmallows and your Russian trooper hat), guaranteed you'll want to look the part.

For those shopping on a budget, H&M's sportswear collection is brilliant.

In fact, you could buy everything in one swoop or should that be shhwoop? Ski trousers (£39.99) and matchy jacket (£59.99), seamless base layer leggings (£12.99) and quilted mittens (£6.99).

Otherwise T.K Maxx, Sweaty Betty, Mountain Warehouse, Gap and Nike have heaps of stand-out looks to get you noticed on and off the slopes.

If you need everything (this is your skiing debut) then you definitely don't want to be spending loads so keep it practical. Buy the essentials (hooded jacket and salopettes) and hire the serious stuff (helmet, boots, skis).

However, if you've already got the basics but want a stylish thermal update we'd highly recommend the criss cross ski seamless top from Sweaty Betty (£50). Check that print!

Beanies, gloves, scarves, headbands and ear muffs are also VIP and anything faux fur will see you through the winter months on or off the slopes.