There was a time when turning up on the piste without the right outfit and accessories was regarded as a social faux pas. These days skiing is far more democratic, and the emphasis is on ladies ski wear that is practical, protective and warm. You can pick up all you need with a little online shopping.
The Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports website at ellis-brigham.com has a great range of offers on ski wear from most of the major brands. This is the perfect place to kit yourself out for the mountains without paying full price.
A Helly Hansen Women's Savoy Jacket is great for the mountains and looks pretty sharp for the school run too. It comes in a plaid Helly Tech waterproof breathable fabric with soft WarmCore insulation. There is a detachable 3D hood, zipped hand pockets, an inner snow skirt and pockets for those on piste essentials like goggles, mobile and purse. Best of all is the price: just £91.91, a 50% saving on the normal cost.
Trekwear (trekwear.co.uk) are specialists in outdoor clothing, and bring their expertise to their range of ski wear. We found it very hard to beat their offer on a Dare2Be Whiteheat Ladies Ski Package.
This comprises a ski jacket and matching ski salopettes in black or atoll blue. The combination is marked down to £39.95 from a recommended price of £125. It's doubtful whether you can find a comparable ladies ski outfit anywhere cheaper than that, in stores or online.