Blog view

Ski Clothing & Gear For Kids

If you don’t have proper ski jacket and pants that fit your child and don't want the expense we recommend hiring these for your holiday as the correct gear is crucial.

Helmets are also a must for little ones. As well as protecting their noggin, they also keep heads nice and toasty warm. It's worth noting that if you plan to put your child into ski lessons, they will not be allowed to go out without a helmet.

Things you will need to buy or borrow off friends included the following:

  • Under layers made of either merino (wool) or thermal polypropylene for top and bottom, bring a spare set in case they get wet or your child needs a second layer
  • Woollen ski socks, not too thick – merino is best
  • A woollen beanie (hat)
  • Waterproof insulated mittens or gloves designed for skiing. Tie string to the mittens and feed them through your kids jacket so they don't get lost
  • Goggles or sunglasses with high UV protection that fit your child's face
  • Sunblock to slip, slop and slap as the snow is very reflective and can easily burn, even on a cloudy day
  • For the younger ones a second set of underpants is also a good idea
  • Lastly make sure you pack a camera for capturing their first day on the slopes and to ignite their passion for next time

Why Ski New Zealand?

Simple - Because every visitor to New Zealand deserves the very best experience.

At Ski New Zealand we know that simply selling you one of our Ski Packages isn't enough to ensure a great experience.

That’s why we take the time to prepare our suggestions to include the things we know our guests want and will enjoy. Almost 90% of the SKI NZ packages we create and book are tailor-made for our guests. We take the time to consult with you, learn about your group’s abilities, the kind of place you enjoy staying in, how you want to travel up and down the mountain and of course how you want to feel about your Ski Holiday. By this we mean some people want to be completely exhausted and exhilarated at the end of each day, some want to take it easy, enjoy a few runs and then a coffee or a wine. Everyone is different.
Our team of New Zealand specialists are based in Wanaka which if you didn’t already know is probably the best location to be in if you enjoy winter snow sports. Nearly everyone here enjoys skiing or snowboarding, some to extreme levels and others enjoy a more relaxed and family approach to the slopes. This means we have people who with real-life, real-time experience located right in the heart of New Zealand’s ski area. The advice they give comes with true local knowledge.

So if you want to explore Coronet Peak or the Remarkables in Queenstown, Cardrona, Snow farm or Treble Cone in Wanaka, Roundhill & Mt. Dobson in Tekapo or Mt. Hutt near Christchurch then talk to the team at Ski New Zealand before you book your next winter holiday.

Check out some Frequent Questions here
Menu faq