How to dress your kids properly for skiing?

How to dress your kids properly for skiing?

Like us, children must be well protected to make the most of ski days. We want them to be warm and dry, to be able to dress easily and move freely… And it's possible! Follow our guide on how to dress them well.

  • How to dress your kids properly for skiing?

    Layer no.1:
    the skiing base layer

    Worn next to the skin, ski base layers provide kids with warmth and comfort while giving them freedom of movement. This layer also helps to wick away perspiration to keep the body dry.

  • How to dress your kids properly for skiing?

    Layer n°2 :
    the ski under-jacket

    A jumper or fleece, which has an insulating role by keeping warm air around the body.

  • How to dress your kids properly for skiing?

    Layer n°3 :
    ski jackets and pants

    Protective, this last waterproof layer protects kids from bad weather conditions.


The feet, hands and head are the parts of the body most exposed to cold and bad weather, so it’s important to protect them.

  • How to dress your kids properly for skiing?

    The head

    The body always warms the head to protect the brain, so it’s important to cover kids’ heads to avoid heat loss.

    Wearing a helmet is obviously essential for your kids’ safety, as well as protecting them from the cold! If they’re still cold, you can provide an under-helmet balaclava that absorbs perspiration. And when your little athletes are too hot, go for a helmet with vents and a removable lining.

  • How to dress your kids properly for skiing?


    In cold weather, the body sends less blood to the hands to concentrate on vital organs. For your kids’ hands, mittens are often warmer, but older ones will prefer gloves, which are more practical. You can wear glove liners to keep hands even warmer.

  • How to dress your kids properly for skiing?


    To protect their feet, the choice of socks will depend on their sensitivity to the cold, but in all cases, be sure to take socks designed specially for skiing, because all the pairs of socks in the world can’t match a good pair of ski socks in use! They need to be breathable so that they don't lock in humidity. Their boots and socks should be properly adjusted. Too big and they’ll let the cold in; too small and they’ll compress the foot and block circulation.

...In breathable clothing...

To stay warm, you need clothes that wick away perspiration, otherwise moisture will build up and the cold will kick in ... and you’ll probably give up. When you know how much your little champions move, you can say that breathability is at least as important as providing warmth to stay warm.

A garment can be breathable thanks to two things:


Ski clothing is today all designed in technical fabric which have different functions of protection, breathability, wind, water impermeability... To ensure good moisture evacuation, choose a suitable garment, and remember to apply the 3-layers rule. These layers are designed to provide good breathability. Great, no?


The 3rd layers, supposed to protect from external conditions and therefore are waterproof, are generally equipped with ventilations to avoid the sauna effect. Under the arms for jackets, at the crotch for pants, even helmets and gogles have vents! The key is to know how to use them wisely: open during physical exercise, closed during more static moments, or in case of strong wind, snowstorms, rain...

how to dress kids properly for skiing

...Protected from the elements.

  • How to dress your kids properly for skiing?

    1. Waterproof clothing...

    Our little skiers aren’t afraid to go out in all weather conditions, and jump in the snow from time to time… So it’s important that their ski jacket and pants are waterproof, to protect them from bad weather and wind.

  • How to dress your kids properly for skiing?

    2. ...And snowproof!

    And because they move around a lot, kids often have snow that slips into their clothes. So it’s best to choose clothes equipped with anti-intrusion systems. For pants, overalls will protect their back, while an integrated gaiter at the bottom prevents snow from getting in. As for the jacket, you can make sure that the collar is high, the cuffs and jacket are tight, or that it has a snow skirt.


Some outfits for little ones are equipped with zips to attach the bottom of the jacket to the pants and the end of the sleeves to the mittens! Guaranteed snowproof!

How to dress your kids properly for skiing?

Think comfort and practicality!

  • How to dress your kids properly for skiing?

    1. The clothes grow with your kids

    Some pants are equipped with an adjustment system to alter their length. No more walking on your pants when you take off your ski boots ... ditto for some jackets that are adjustable at the sleeves and hood. Your little one can grow and keep their equipment for the next season.

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    2. Essential pockets and accessories

    Here at Wedze, our jackets are equipped with a ski pass pocket, the must-have practical little pocket so that you no longer have to take out your ski pass once you’re in front of the gate... Between jacket and pants, you’ll find a small pocket for your cereal bar, lip balm or handkerchiefs. Some jackets even have a wipe for the goggles attached to an inside pocket.

How to dress your kids properly for skiing?

And for toddlers?

And no, skiing and having fun in the snow is not just for adults ... You can learn to ski when the child has well-acquired how to walk, and what about the joys of sledging? So we also thought of you, parents of little guys who are already ski champions:

  • How to dress your kids properly for skiing?

    1. For accessories

    Baby mittens that open over their entire length to put on little hands in seconds, and even mittens where the thumb can separate thanks to an elastic, gaiters that also open thanks to a rip-tab system, easily adjustable over snow boots, ski caps that fasten under the chin or with long earflaps to better protect their extremities,

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    2. Ski suits

    Ski suits equipped with a full-length zip that you put on like a coat, jacket + pants outfits that turn into a super ski suit thanks to a zip connecting the jacket to the pants at the back... And so much more practical for hot chocolate or toilet breaks!

If you want to find out more, take a look at our advice: how to dress baby properly for winter

Warm, dry, comfortable in their clothes, your children are ready to hit the slopes safely and in all weather conditions. Soon you will no longer be able to follow them ...

How to dress your kids properly for skiing?


Her mission: to protect kids from the cold


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