There’s nothing quite like the excitement of planning a ski trip. Whether it’s your first time on the slopes or you think yourself a seasoned professional, the thrill is unlike any other. As with any type of holiday, though, having the right clothing is essential - but the amount of choice on offer can sometimes be daunting.

At Ski & Trek, we pride ourselves on providing the best quality kit from the biggest names at the most affordable price - and we want to use our expertise in this area to give our customers the knowledge they need to make the right purchase. This month, we’re taking a closer look at our Dare 2b range, focusing on some of our favourite products from the world-famous brand, and you can get your hands on them ahead of your winter sports getaway.

All about that base

It may seem obvious, but a lot of people gravely underestimate just how cold it is on a snowy mountain, so keep yourself warm from the outset with some good quality base layers. This set from our brand of the month Dare 2b is ideal, and it includes a top and bottom, meaning you’ll be snug while on the piste.

Manufactured from a combination of polyester and bamboo - and using Dare 2b’s BODY Carbon Bamboo Base Layer technology - the products dry quickly and come with anti-bacterial odour control.

When it comes to keeping your head and face warm while skiing, there is nothing better than a balaclava. This Dare 2b core stretch item is every skier’s perfect companion. Worn with goggles, it is the perfect option for keeping the wind and cold off your face. What’s great about this particular garment is it is thin enough to be comfortably worn under a hood for ultimate protection.

Keep warm in style

Having a ski jacket that is functional, comfortable and will keep you warm is absolutely essential for any winter sports enthusiast. Luckily, Dare 2b has a wide variety of coats that do exactly that, meaning you don’t have to worry about anything other than falling over when you’re on the mountain.

Our favourite ski jacket from Dare 2b has to be this one. Not only is it stylish, but this versatile coat features Ared 5K Fabric Technology, meaning it is waterproof and breathable, so you won’t feel restricted. What’s more, the Polyester High Loft Insulation provides warmth like nothing else.

When it comes to finding the right trousers, you need something that will protect you from the elements adequately, but will also ensure you can still move around easily - the last thing you want is to be restricted while speeding down the slopes. Dare 2b boasts a wide selection of ski trousers that are perfect for skiers and snowboarders of any ability level. This pink pair for women are also breathable and waterproof, which is ideal for staying warm and dry while spending the day outside. In addition, the headturn ski pants come with adjustable and detachable braces, so you can rest assured you will be comfortable all day long.