The mountains covered with snow makes for happy skiers and snowboarders. But we’re here to make sure no child gets left behind. While you peruse the best ski jackets and snowboard apparel, turn your thoughts to your little ones. After all, they want to play too, and you’ll delight in passing down tips and tricks as your kids progress. Taking on the mountain requires wearing the right apparel for everyone, so let’s get into the best ski jackets for kids.
From boots to ski pants, socks, sweaters and mittens, bundling up the right way makes all the difference. Whether they’re taking their first descent or returning for a new season, a good jacket should be at the top of your ski apparel checklist. Here’s our selection of the best ski and snowboard jackets to keep your kids warm on the hill this winter.
The Challenger Jacket, with custom screen-printed Spyder webbing, jagged colour blocking, and reflective detailing, is just the thing for the smaller members of the fam. The removable hood with inner hood gaiter, taped seams, and a powder skirt with snaps and elastic grip are complimented by synthetic PrimaLoft Black ECO Insulation. Stretch Repreve polyester plain weave laminate and water repellent fabric ensure that the Challenger goes unchallenged.
Breathable? Yes. Weatherproof? You got it. The simplest name around? Well, the boys' Ski Jacket by Rossignol is built for little guys to chase speed and carve turns across the mountain in all conditions—so yeah, we'll take the name too. Lightweight synthetic insulation is body-mapped to critical, need-it-most areas for warmth. Remove the hood and wear it to school—the built-in snow skirt and stretch cuffs come in handy when battling to be the King of the Mountain, and a dedicated pass pocket gives him something to look forward to every weekend.
The funny thing about throwback styles is that our kids look even better in them than we did. The Diamond Jacket by Helly Hansen is a gem and shines on your girl. Down-feel high loft synthetic insulation is mixed with synthetic Primaloft to give both loft and warmth, even in damp conditions. Fully equipped for skiing with a powder skirt, RECCO, ski pass pockets and a Life Pocket to keep her phone alive longer in cold environments (obviously the most important point).
It might seem pared-down, but the girls' Burton Hart Jacket has everything she'll need for comfort and movement on the slopes. Waterproof, breathable Dryride fabric covers synthetic Thermacore, targeted for powerful warmth. She'll love the style and cut so much, it'll probably become a schoolday favourite as well. A full range of features–including a helmet-friendly hood, venting Pit Zips, and a waist gaiter that links up with Burton pants–keep her one step ahead of Mother Nature.
deux par deux
Let the kids play! Younger girls and boys slip into the 2 Piece Snowsuit by Deux par Deux, insulated for temperatures down to -30 °C ( -22 °F). The unique polyester shell is coated with TEFLON for water, dirt, and stain resistance. You can detach the hood and the faux-fur trim as desired. Warmth is sealed in by the front placket and a polar fleece lining (and the wee ones love nothing more than fuzzy, soft fleece). Matched with the coordinating snow pants (adjustable and removable logo straps; adjustable Velcro details, elasticized ankles, and rugged Cordura-reinforced panels in the seat, knees, and back of each leg), this is the ultimate beginners' suit, and one they can wear all winter.
get ready for winter fun
Staying warm from head to toe is important, and makes all the difference when facing cold weather on the ski hill. This is especially true of kids. Having a good ski or snowboard jacket that can keep up with them is the key to a fun-filled winter. Make sure they have everything they need this winter with one of the best ski jackets for kids or snowboard jackets for kids, and check out our full range of ski and snowboard gear.