Five Great ... Snow essentials

PUBLISHED : Monday, 08 January, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 08 January, 2007, 12:00am

Try separates rather than a matching outfit to create your own look on the slopes. Keep warm in this padded jacket with detachable polar fleece lining (HK$4,200) by Stella McCartney for Adidas. It features handy pockets for your mobile phone, cash and iPod. From Adidas Sports Performance Centre, 17 Hankow Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2730 0157.

Opal nylon ski trousers with silver zip and snap-button fastenings (HK$7,500) from Celine, the Landmark, Central, tel: 2525 1281

Keep a tight grip on your ski poles with this pair of metallic silver polyester gloves that are padded for extra warmth. Featuring a luxurious crackled silver leather trim, the gloves slide on easily with a zip enclosure at the wrist (HK$1,730) from Escada Sport, Shop 3090, IFC Mall, Central, tel: 2234 7142

Shield your eyes from the elements with a pair of lightweight Plutonite goggles designed exclusively by pro-snowboarder Shaun White. This pair features asymmetric grey lines, a pale orange lens and a signature white adjustable elastic strap (HK$1,260) by Oakley from X Game, Shop A1, L/G Wilson House, 19-27 Wyndham Street, Central, tel: 2366 9293

Add a quirky twist to boring winter sports apparel with this white woolly knit hat decorated with a sky-blue igloo print that will take you from ski lodge to slopes. The hat has long earflaps with dangling pom-poms (HK$650) from Kate Spade, Pacific Place, Admiralty, tel: 2116 4998

For the ultimate in skiing luxury, crunch across the snow in this pair of quilted black leather padded snowboots with a heavy metal chain across the calf. The bottom of the boots are trimmed with black rubber and the soles feature anti-slip treads (HK$8,600) from Chanel, Prince's Building, Central, tel: 2810 0978