How to look like a million bucks on the slopes without spending a lot
A ski trip can require new and expensive wardrobes for each of your family members to wear for just one week on the slopes. But if you plan your shopping the right way, you can make sure the pieces you buy are accessible in everyday winter life.
North Face fleece jackets easily blend into the sidewalks of every town, from a chilly day in California to a freezing football game in Indiana. Invest in a fleece for each of your family members and they will last for years. If you’re looking to save even more and don’t need to tap into the latest line of winter fashion, shop at REI for deals on last year’s North Face models for a steal. Sports Authority is also a great place to grab fresh deals and cash back on new North Face items and everything else you may need to layer for skiing.
If you just can’t find yourself shelling out that much for a fleece jacket, then Old Navy always offers steals on fleece for the whole family during wintertime.
Stock up on basic layers like socks, T-shirts, and long underwear at online discount retailers like Walmart and Target. Don’t worry about buying brand name pieces that you will wear underneath your layers – no one will see these anyway.
Unless you ski regularly, investing in boots and skis and the whole nine yards probably isn’t a good idea. Most likely you will rent those pieces. But if this is the year you want to buy it all for your family, check out the great deals at Backcountry for all your skiing needs.
Skis.com is also a fabulous place to find discount gear for the whole family like sale jackets and pants. Look for the “Hot Deal” flag to know when you’ve found a steal.