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Decathlon is well-known as the one-stop shop for our continental neighbours to kit themselves out before hitting the slopes. If you want to emulate the effortless European ski aesthetic, or just want to get your hands on some great value skiwear, check out our top picks

Women's outerwear

Women's outerwear

This waterproof jacket is filled with down to keep you extra-cosy while you wait for the ski lift. It also has a snow skirt to prevent any snow getting inside your jacket should you take a tumble, and five pockets – including one for your ski pass and one for your goggles.

Skiwear isn't known for being the most flattering attire, but these ski trousers are slim-cut with an adjustable waistband, so you can keep toasty without looking bulky.

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Women's base layers

Women's base layers

These thermal leggings combine the warmth of 20% wool, with the softness, ease of movement, and perspiration wicking of polyester. The elasticated cuffs prevent any cold air from getting in.

Decathlon's lightweight base layer top is available in classic black or white and is an absolute steal at £3.99, meaning you can stock up and have a fresh one for every day of your trip.

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Men's outerwear

Men's outerwear

Available in four striking colour options, this feather- and down-filled jacket is extremely warm, considering how lightweight it is. Perfect for beginner to intermediate skiers, it has plenty of pockets, including one to keep your ski pass handy.

These striking salopettes have a waterproof coating and a fleecy lining to keep you warm and dry all day. Even if braces aren't usually your thing, the shoulder straps on these trousers are removable and help make sure you don't get snow inside your gear.

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Men's base layers, £8.99

Men's base layers, £8.99

These jazzy polo-neck base layers are reversible so, depending on the weather, you can choose whether you want to be snug or very snug. We want one in every colour!

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Kids' salopettes, £19.99

Kids' salopettes, £19.99

Buying skiwear for kids can be a painful expense as, chances are, whatever you buy them for this trip will be too small to wear again next time. Decathlon have thought long and hard about this, and come up with these trousers with adjustable leg length and shoulder straps. They are water-repellent and have a soft fleece lining, with five different colours to choose from – what's not to love?

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Baby ski suit, £21.99

Baby ski suit, £21.99

As well as being completely adorable, these snowsuits are a practical way to keep little ones warm whilst still allowing them to enjoy the snow. The suit is lightweight and unzips completely down one leg, so it shouldn't be too much of a battle to get your toddler in and out of it.

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Kids' ski jacket, £14.99

Kids' ski jacket, £14.99

If your kids are hitting the slopes for the very first time, you may not want to splash the cash on expensive gear. Decathlon are great for kitting kids out in good quality gear at reasonable prices: these vibrant jackets will keep them warm and dry, and help you keep track of them on the slopes.

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Kids' snow boots

Kids' snow boots

With a lugged rubber sole for grip, and an adjustable rip tab for comfort, these waterproof boots are perfect for safely exploring the resort after ski school. Not bad for less than £15.

These cute baby sledge boots are a breeze to put on your child's feet – even if you're wearing gloves. There is no left or right boot, the eyelets make it easy to tug the boots on, and the drawstring fastening means you can simply tighten the boot around the calf and you're ready to go.

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Gloves

Gloves

There's nothing worse than having cold hands all day, so a reliable pair of gloves is an essential part of any skiers kit. Decathlon gloves are 100% waterproof and guaranteed for two years – they also come with an elasticated wrist strap to make sure you don't lose them before the two years are up.

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Hat, £12.99

Hat, £12.99

These colourful hats have a cosy fleece lining and a customisable name label on the inside – they should also make it a little easier to distinguish your child from the rest of their ski school group.

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