Mummy says… I travelled to Geneva in Switzerland then on to Morzine in France just before Christmas and had absolutely NO idea what to take with me. They were having heavy snow which is not common this early in the season. I knew I wouldn’t be taking part in skiing or such activities but did I need the full monty of snow / ski clothes?…
The answer is no! I lived in leggings / jeans, thermal tops, t shirts and warm jumpers. If I was heading into town for dinner or a drink, I would have worn a sparkly jumper – or a festive one as it was the week before Christmas! Wearing layers is key so that you can unwrap yourself when you go indoors. I stayed as a guest of TGSki In a luxury chalet in Morzine, with every conceivable comfort I could have wished for. Look out for my full review coming very soon.
I did find the glare of the light was so bright on the snow, even on grey snowy days so sunglasses and suncream are essential.
With a thermal hat, gloves, super warm and waterproof coat and ski socks I was toasty and comfortable all the time. My snow boots had a really good grip and allowed me to walk into the village quite safely.
I bought my ski socks and fleece lined hat from Amazon and my fleece lined coat was from Lighthouse Clothing. My boots were a bargain at half price through Mountain Warehouse on Amazon as were my ski gloves.
Aldi and Lidl have a great range of really good priced gloves, jackets and ski trousers too.
I would say what you absolutely need are:
Thermal leggings and top.
Thick / thermal / ski socks.
Good warm waterproof coat.
Good grip snow or hiking boots.
Sunglasses and sun cream.
Unless you are taking part in skiing or other snow activities (snow boarding, sledging) you don’t need salopettes, goggles or a specific ski jacket.
All the bars, cafes and hotels we visited were lovely and warm as was the chalet I was staying in.
I realised what you really DON’T need are:
Any other coat.
This was my experience, I thought it might be helpful to others who are going on a similar Winter Snow Holiday.
Have you been on one?
You can find out all about TGSki luxury chalet holidays on their website.