Winter Ski Essentials

It’s that time of year again!! The ice air is tantalising the nostrils, the mountains are alive with the silence of fresh powder, and at Coolector HQ, COOL plans for the staff’s annual Ski Tour are well underway!

UP FIRST – A PLACE TO STAY:

legettaz

COOL TIME OUT! Let’s steep ourselves into the bosom of a beautiful and traditional alpine chalet; close to the slopes, with enticing log fires, cosy beds, deep baths, enveloping arm chairs, fresh linen, crisp champagne, canapés – even staff on hand to feed us up morning, noon and night. We won’t need to lift a finger. With all that on offer from British based holiday operator Ski la Vie, I think we’ll check our party of 8 into their first class Praz de la Legettaz chalet, merci (pictured above).

Find more about Ski la Vie, their quality offered Val d’Isère and Savoie – France chalets, packages and bookings, HERE!

UP NEXT – EYEWEAR:

Oakley Airwave

COOL VISION! We’re going to need all the info and control to hand…sorry, to eye, while exercising our alpine skills! We’ll need that all important critical and fun data; speed, distance, jump height, jump length, temperature, a pinpoint location (such as a resort), even access to our music library, text messages and incoming calls. And what better than to have all this delivered by an awesome graphic goggle heads-up display!

Find the Oakley Airwaves at Oakley.com.

YOU’LL ALSO NEED – FOOTWEAR:

SNOW BOOTS

COOL GRIP! Slip and you’ll fall, gravity is a bitch, and it’s a particular cruel and unforgiving bitch when ice is involved. None of our party wish to be hit with medical bills for broken legs, all thanks to boots with no grip!! We need to keep traction and control, and what better way than with high quality winter boots with retractable spikes, just by a twist of a key! No more strap on spikes!

Pick up your Meindl Spike Boots – HERE.

UP NEXT – A TIPPLE:

JagermeisterSpice

COOL PROST! You can wear all the layers and hi-tech fibres known to man, but sometimes nothing keeps out the cold better than a tipple of spirit! And what better than a limited edition spirit, developed with warmth’s for winter in mind? I think The Coolector party have found just the medicine, Jagermeister Spice! The classic we know and love, but infused with cinnamon and vanilla.

I think we’ll purchase 8 bottles HERE (US only)!

LAST BUT NOT LEAST – WEAPONRY:

SNOWBALL

COOL, you’re going DOWN mon ami! If I can’t take out my fellow Coolectors on the slopes, I’ll take them out in the fields, the fields of snow! For this I’ll need a formidable weapon to complement the heavy arsenal of snow, and the stealth offered by the alpine terrain! Double 0 Cool! The Bourne Coolpremacy!

Find yours – HERE.

Bon voyage.

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