Safe Ski Gear Picks for Kids & Adults


Ski Gear Picks That Keep You Safe & Warm on the Slopes

With record-breaking snow falling all along the Wasatch, winter doesn’t feel close to over. Score late-season deals and upgrade your gear with these ski gear finds designed to keep you and your family warm and safe on the ski slopes.

After spending the last 20 years of my life snowboarding, I’m spending this season re-learning to ski at Alta Ski Area, where I first learned to ski and ski race at age five. The learning curve to mastering skiing as an adult is steep, but Alta’s beginner-friendly terrain and the right gear have made the transition to two-stick shredding easy and fun!

Kids Ski Gear

gordini kids mitt

Gordini Easy-on Mitt

These warm kid’s mitts won’t break the bank and are easy to put on and take off, a perk if you’re helping your little skier get ready for a day on the slopes. They’re warm, waterproof, and feature a cozy fleece lining. A waterproof, breathable insert keeps them dry in all weather conditions. $25


gordini charger glove
Gordini Charger JR Glove

Upgrade older kids’ gloves with this pair featuring water- and windproof GORE-TEX inserts. Fingers are touchscreen-capable if they’re texting on the chairlift, and the gloves have leashes so kids won’t lose them if they remove them. $55

atomic savor

Atomic Kid’s Savor Visor Junior

Keep kid’s goggles from dangling with this two-in-one solution featuring a protective helmet with attached visor-style goggles. The Ear Fit System keeps the wind out to help kids’ sensitive ears stay cozy, and the helmet provides 30% higher impact protection than industry standards to keep them safe when learning to ski. $150

maloja face mask

Maloja Face Masks

Three-layer reusable mouth-nose mask out of breathable functional fabric with nose bow and elastic straps for comfortable fixation around head and neck. The mask closes completely on the face and is suitable for wearers of glasses and hearing aids. The fabric is coated in ViralOff, an antimicrobial treatment that protects the garment from contamination. $10

Adult Ski Gear

kari traa rose

Kari Traa Rose Baselayer

Nothing is warmer on the slopes than 100% Merino wool, but the fabric is often too itchy for most. Luckily, Kari Traa uses a New Zealand/Australian wool with a soft feel, thinner fibers, and more elastic for a better, itch-free fit. We love the Nordic-style print that’s cute enough to wear apres. $110

Kate’s Real Food Bar

Fuel your family’s adventures with real foods, with bars made only with whole, organic ingredients. The new chocolate mint flavor features peanut butter, gluten-free oats, dark chocolate, peppermint extract, and natural cacao powder. $15 for six

Under Armor Sport Masks

Designed for activewear, these breathable masks feature an antimicrobial coating to keep them fresh and an open-cell foam later that lets air through but keeps out sweat and moisture. Fabric is soft next to the skin and is cool to the touch—even when you’re working hard. The soft ear loops fit comfortably with helmets and the fabric is UPF 50. We also love the half-gaiter style if you hate having a mask around your ears. $30-$40

picture organic kate

Picture Organic Kate Jacket

This jacket can be worn on cold days in town and to the slopes thanks to its street-styling. From sledding to skiing, it’s perfect for any winter activity and is waterproof and breathable. Made of recycled fabrics, we love its cozy flannel lining and adjustable cuffs to keep blizzard conditions out. $199

sweet protection switcher

Sweet Protection Switcher MIPS Helmet

This all-mountain helmet model uses MIPS technology to reduce rotational forces on your brain during crashes—helping to prevent damage to your noggin’. Smart upgrades like a magnetic chin buckle make it easy to fasten, even wearing mittens or gloves. And you can customize the fit with turn dial adjustment increases the adjustment. $270

sweet protection interstellar

Sweet Protection Interstellar Goggle

Designed to fit perfectly with Sweet Protection helmets, this goggle offers a much wider field of vision than other goggles to prevent blind spots on the slopes. Expect enhanced vision in low light that boosts your skiing safety on flat light days, creating contrast and reducing glare to help you better see changes in the snow. Extremely impact resistant to protect your eyeballs during a crash, tree collision, et cetera. $240

buff filter tubes

Buff Filter Tube

Upgrade your gaiter with these balaclava-style neck tubes. They fit like your favorite Buff but feature replaceable filters to provide extra protection on the slopes and in crowded lift lines. Available for kids and adults. $16-18


About Author

Jenny Willden is the Managing Editor of Outdoor Sports Guide and a self-proclaimed gear and grammar nut. She's a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association and the Adventure Travel Trade Association. A lover of adventure and travel, she's happiest when riding horses or snowboarding in Utah’s mountains. Follow Jenny’s exploits on Twitter @jennywillden or Instagram @jlwillden.

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