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Kit Out Your Kiddos for the Snow


There are few things more adorable than taking your kids to the snow. Whether it’s their first time ever experiencing it or their first time going down a black diamond, it always ends with a fun story and awesome photos.

 

But getting them outfitted for the snow can be hard, almost as hard as getting them into the car at the crack of dawn for a trip to the slopes...almost. They’ve gotta stay dry and warm while they’re romping in the snow but you also want to make sure you’re not blowing through your whole budget. Fear not, snow-faring families, we’ve got the perfect guide to prepping kids of all ages for the snow this year (and every year!).

 

TODDLERS (AGES 2-4)

For the smaller kids, this might be their first time in the snow so keep them happy by keeping them warm and dry! Baselayers are a must (for any and all ages actually) since they'll do most of the work to keep them warm. To keep them dry, opt for a snow bib instead of pants, since bibs are especially great at keeping snow out and double as an extra layer for their torsos.

When they’re small, keeping a beanie from falling off their head is the last thing you want to worry about. Use something like Columbia's Toddler Pigtail Hat - it comes with a chin strap so not only will their head stay warm, they'll look adorable too. Gloves might not fit your toddler’s small fingers quite yet, so opt for mittens. They'll be more comfortable for your kiddo while keeping them extra warm. Don’t forget to take an extra fleece with you, too! They might not need it while romping around in the snow but they’ll definitely need it if they’re hanging out by the cabin or if you’re travelling to colder regions.

With our Toddler’s Deluxe Package you’ll be set for the season and your budget!

 

KIDS (AGES 5-12)

Now that your kids are older (and have that balancing thing more or less down), they’re likely pizza & french fry-ing or shredding down the slope. Either way, their gear has to keep up with them.

Kids work up a sweat while they’re out there which can make them cold later on so be sure to get them ski socks & moisture wicking base layers to keep them comfortable on the slopes all day. Get them a lucky beanie that they can plop on when it gets cold or stow it away in their own pocket. They’re probably growing like crazy too so reach for Columbia’s snow apparel, including their Bugaboo pant line which has their OUTGROWN grow system that allows you to adjust pant & sleeve lengths as needed.

Rent just what you need or go with our Kid's Deluxe Package and your kiddos will be ready for their next adventure!

 

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