We just got back from our first "official" family mountain/snow trip and let me tell you it was SO much fun that we are already planning where to head to next . . . .Tahoe? Mammoth? Aspen? The girls loved it and so did the parents . . . nothing like having delicious "whiskey-spiced" hot chocolate then bundling up and going outside to have a snowball fight and build a snowman . . . and the sledding! Don't get me started on how much freaking FUN we had!!! The daddies carved out an amazing sledding course and the kiddos (and parents) could not stop going down!
So since this was our first trip we had A LOT of gear to buy especially for a family of four! I did quite a bit of research and wanted to share everything that we ended up buying because it was good stuff! I will share my stuff today and the kiddos stuff later this week.
I got this Northface jacket in this beautiful white/cream color and it's gorgeous! (buy here). I went with their true-fit size guide and got the Small but I wish I had gotten the XS because I would have preferred a more tailored fit but oh well I did not have time to return it before we left (I think I may have my tailor alter it a little bit to get the perfect fit)
I got these pants from Amazon (buy here) and they are the most flattering snow pants I have ever seen! They fit like a glove (I went by their size chart and got an XS and they fit perfect), kept me warm and dry!
I have wanted a pair of Sorel "Joan of Arctic" boots forever but had NO real reason to buy them, especially living in SoCal but I decided to bite the bullet and order them for this trip. I figured they are timeless and will last forever AND they were on sale (buy here). They did not disappoint - super warm, a bit on the heavy side so if that bothers you then they may not be for you, they kept my feet toasty warm and dry and looked great with everything from my snow-pants, to leggings to skinny jeans. They run TTS; I normally wear a 6.5 so that is what I ordered and there was plenty of room for my thick winter socks!
I got this set (here) of thermal underwear and WOW do I love them! They are fleece-lined and are incredibly soft and cozy! I got them in black but I am tempted to order them in another color and use them as PJ's
These hats (here) were the perfect buy for the girls and I. I got a set of 2 (in the pink/ginger combo) and a single black one. They colors were gorgeous, the knit was extremely soft and kept our heads/ears toasty. They have some other great color combos too!
I needed some warm boot socks and this pack of 6 did not disappoint! Cute colors and great value for the money too! (buy here)
And last but not least I could not have survived without this! We slathered this on the girls cheeks and lips and i put it on my hands like 3 times a day!