So guys, I'm super stoked about hitting up the French Alps come mid-April for a wee ski trip: Eight days carving up the powder at Peisey-Vallandry and Val Thorens — voted the world's best ski resort — courtesy of an all-inclusive package organised by Club Med.
While I'm looking forward to the breathtaking scenery, perfecting my killer S-turns, and the fun company (not to mention, the even more fun jacuzzi nights), I'm also excited about what to wear and, as a corollary, what to buy. Did someone say 'shopaholic'? Yes, another excuse to spend some dollar bills y'all. Dollar, dollar bills y'all!
For us Singapore folk, getting prepped for a ski trip sounds daunting, right? What to buy? Will the shops here have what I need? Will my butt look big in those insulated waterproof trousers? So many legitimate concerns. Well, let me propose some cold weather basics to invest in before you bounce your cute tush to the Alps; namely, a warm jacket, waterproof trousers, and anti-glare goggles. And, for your shopping convenience, all available online — just click the links below each item.
1. GOGGLES Because it's freaking bright up there fellas. On a clear day, the combination of thin air, bright sun, and super reflective white terrain equals blinding light. Protect your peepers and look the part in these #dope goggles — coated with anti-fog to ensure your view is crystal clear, no matter how hot you get under the collar.
2. JACKETS Whether you're tearing up the slopes, or pottering around in the ski village downing beers (all in the name of 'keeping warm'), you'll need a trusty jacket to protect you from the elements. For those after performance, check out the colourful and lightweight slickers with flexible seams for enhanced maneuverability. Is warmth your top concern? Opt for a down-insulated puffer jacket instead.
3. TROUSERS Even the best fall down. And when you do, you don't want to get up with a wet derrière. Not cool. Not comfortable. These waterproof options below will keep you (and your ass) covered. Black and neutrals for the classy; bright and bold for the brave.
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