One of the main things that can baffle newcomers to the sport of skiing is the range of gear and equipment they think they might need, and how much it might all cost. As our extensive lists of brands confirm, there are indeed a heck of a lot of options out there, and all those choices can be tricky for even the most experienced of skiers.
For those skiers wanting to buy gear to match a specific budget, our handy lists split the brands into different ranges, from the cheap and cheerful products right up to the mega-expensive.
Whilst many casual skiers tend to hire their equipment each year at the resort, you can save a lot of money over the years if you fork out that initial outlay on the gear. So if you can cope with transporting it and storing it, and know that you're going to get your use out of it, then it's definitely worth thinking about actually buying rather than hiring.
Anyway, check out our guides for some handy info...
All the information on the world's top ski-wear and snowboarding clothing brands.
Just won the lottery and got a spare grand to spend on a new outfit? Or completely skint and after something for peanuts? Check out our guide to the price bands of ski clothing brands.
If you want ski or snowboarding clothing from a particular country, our guide lists all the brands of the big alpine and winter-sports countries.
Information on ski-wear and snowboard clothing brands from the different regions of the world.
A guide for beginners on what clothing and accessories to take on a skiing holiday, with a list of essential dos and don'ts.