We've searched high and low to find the outfits that will take you from snow-tipped peaks down the mountain valleys
Going down the slopes at full pelt with the freezing cold wind through your hair might not sound stylist, but it can be utterly chic – if you have the right winter wear.
There’s nothing wrong with hired salopettes, but if you’re after a specific look this winter, w&h has something special for you. Click through the gallery to see the smartest items on the high street right now that will see you down the slopes in style.
Frieda Pinto, Kate Middleton, Elle Macpherson and Gwen Stefani have all been photographed looking fabulous and confident in snow wear, so there’s absolutely no need to suddenly feel bashful when one of your family gets a camera out. With nipped-in waisted jackets, well-fitted trousers and unusual patterns on offer, you’ll look smart and be able to get on with really enjoying the snow.
We love the zany, colorful print on this ski jacket from Sports Direct. And at just £31.99, this is an absolute bargain buy! Complete with a snow gripper, full padding throughout and an adjustable hook, this jacket is wind-resistant, waterproof and breathable all at the same time. It also has plenty of pocket space and comes with a fleece lining, making it both super-chic and impressively practical.
If you're stepping out for a drink after a long day skiing, then you won't want to forget these adorable mittens from The North Face. With a cosy fleece lining on the inside, and gorgeous cable knit on the outside, these little mittens are a must buy, and have even been reduced from £35!
Made with ultralight fabric, this jacket from The North Face will make for a perfect middle layer, keeping you extra warm on the slopes. What's more it will look good off the slopes as well when you get back home, making it the perfect weekend jacket. Hiking anyone?
Slightly reminisent of when Bridget Jones went, em, gliding down the slopes, this beanie from Blacks is a great way of adding a pop of color to your ski ensemble.
Could these be the most stylish and well priced snow boots ever made? They might very well be. These comfortable, grippy boots from Go Outdoors will be your saviour on the slopes of Val d'Isere. Featuring handy laces they can also be adjusted for the best possible fit.
These denim-hue ski trousers fit tidily around the hips and bottom, and then kick out into a flattering bootleg. Fully thermally lined, these have highlighter-pink pocket details so you won't forget where you put your ski pass, and will be able to easily find your phone to take those mountain pictures.
No matter how squashy and insulated your jacket and jumper are, you're never quite warm enough without a toasty vest on underneath. We love this chic number from Topshop - possibly the most stylish vest on the high street right now. A sporty metallic trim and a high neck mean it's cool and ever so functional. It could even be worn with a pair of smart trousers for apres ski.
Sweaty Betty has knocked it out of the park this season when it comes to cool ski wear. Don't believe us? Click through the gallery for more of their fab snow gear. These plain-looking thermal leggings are 100 per cent opaque - meaning no accidental knicker show-through - and will be perfect for wearing under salopettes.
Bargain alert! These lined boots are currently priced at £59.99, down from £159.99, and come with a whole host of useful functions for when you're navigating the snow without skis. With waterproof uppers, grippy soles and a cushioned insole, you can't go far wrong with these on your feet.
Hat hair won't be a problem as you probably won't want to take this off, even after you've retired from the slopes for a glass of gluhwein. This headband, available from Snow + Rock, is fleece lined and will keep your ears snug while you're flying down the pistes. Stick it under your helmet and reap the snuggly rewards.
If you don't want to blend in on the slopes, then this incredibly jazzy Superdry jacket is just the ticket. This all-singing all-dancing coat will do so much more than keep you visible (and warm). It has a storm zip fastening, detachable hood, a bungee-cord hem, zipped under-arm vents, plus zipped pockets on both sleeves to keep your valuables safe.
Your torso won't know what's hit it. The bottom of this Fat Face gilet is ribbed for a flattering fit, and the rest of it is filled with feather and down for extra warmth. There's a detachable hood and also - joy! - double pockets. One set for putting your things in, the other for keeping your hands warm. It comes in a variety of colours.
Possibly worth buying even if you're not going skiing, we love the look of this cool Sweaty Bettey top. The distinctive chequed pattern teamed with pastel borders has a sporty look without being OTT. And the functions are also fantastic - it's quick drying and the sweat-wicking fabric will mean you're toasty warm all the time.
And the Sweaty Betty chequed theme doesn't stop there. This jacket is the perfect combination of feminine, sporty and smart, with a flattering black-and-white pattern accentuating your waist even while you're taking on the black run. It's wind and wterproof on the outside, has a specially dedicated pocket for your ski pass, and is also fleece lined. Race you to the shops!