When putting together a wardrobe for your ski or snowboarding trip your first thoughts should be practical. If your outerwear isn’t warm and waterproof enough to protect against the elements you’re in for a miserable time. However, this doesn’t mean you have to throw style out the window, unless you fancy packing another jacket for your off-piste activities.
These fashionable snow jackets back up their style with substance in the shape of all the technical fabric wizardry required for success on the slopes.
O’Neill 91' X-TREME
This jacket is part of the retro collection recently launched by O’Neill, based on an original design from the early 1990s (but you probably worked that already). Don’t let the throwback looks fool you, though – the fabric features all the mod cons you need for a waterproof, breathable and warm jacket. £219.99, buy on oneill.com
With a hood that fits over a helmet, waterproof pockets for your essentials and a powder skirt to stop snow sneaking in, this lightweight jacket in low-key, muted colourways is ideal for snowsports. £458.99, check price and buy on amazon.co.uk
Canada Goose Wyndham Parka
Built for the winter by the Canadian outdoor brand that has become just as popular for city commutes as Arctic adventures, this down jacket is as sophisticated as it is snug. £800, buy on canadagoose.com
Perfect Moment Amak
Perfect Moment was started by extreme sports enthusiast and filmmaker Thierry Donard. The Chamonix-based brand aims to marry style and performance with its clothing, and this chic jacket succeeds in that endeavour. £595, buy on perfectmoment.com
This jacket is stylish enough for the streets but hardy enough for the slopes or the streets, thanks in part to a real fur collar trim. £495, buy on tessuti.co.uk
The Superdry snow collection offers a combination of looks and performance that’s difficult to find elsewhere on the high street. This jacket has several snow-savvy features, including a sleeve pocket for your ski pass, and a removable snow skirt and snow cuffs. £249.99, buy on superdry.com
Picture Organic Iceland
Started by three friends who share a love of snowboarding, Picture Organic is known for its environmentally-friendly designs and bold colours. The Iceland jacket has all the qualities to protect from the weather and handy extras such as hand warmer pockets, a goggle cleaner and a removable powder skirt. £440, buy on snowandrock.com
Helly Hansen Fernie
Head out for a day of freeriding safe in the knowledge this jacket will keep you toasty and stashes everything you need in its many pockets. Opt for the bright flame orange colour and you’ll also remove any risk of your friends losing you on the slopes. £200, buy on hellyhansen.com
Volcom Pat Moore 3-in-1
Outdoor and sports clothing brand Volcom worked with snowboarding superstar Pat Moore on this jacket. It has a relaxed fit and a zip-out Flight Jacket which can be worn separately when the weather gets a bit warmer. £260, buy on volcom.com
Parajumpers Musher Parka
The Musher is a stylish, down-filled parka that is suitable for extreme weather conditions, and its detachable hood with a real fur-trimmed collar offers extra protection from the cold. £990, buy on parajumpers.it
This lightweight and stylish jacket offers all the protection you need in the snow, and the Recco reflectors on the jacket’s inside will lead rescuers to you if you’re unfortunate enough to get caught in an avalanche. £399, buy on colmar.it
This jacket contains goose down to keep you warm and, thanks to Columbia’s canny OutDry Extreme technology, it’s also waterproof and breathable. £405, buy on columbiasportswear.co.uk
North Ridge Down Jacket
A high-quality outdoor performance jacket often comes at an equally high price, which makes this impressive packable down jacket stand out all the more. £99, buy on gooutdoors.co.uk
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Gary Kingsnorth was the fashion editor for Coach as well as Men’s Fitness.