Every year we go skiing in Park City for Christmas, and it’s one of my favorite holiday traditions. We’ve taken James since he was born, but this is the first year where he’ll be old enough that we can try him out on skies and really play in the snow with him. The past two years, he’s just worn cute little snowsuits, but that’s been mostly for playing in the snow for a few minutes and pulling him around on a sled. So this year, I had to start researching ski gear for toddlers. I want to make sure he’s warm and dry so he really enjoys it, and learns to love skiing as much as we do. I also am fine investing in items that the next kid(s) can wear, but considering how short a shelf life his clothes have and how fast he grows, I also don’t want to spend a bajillion dollars on all the gear, because it adds up. Here are my favorite options for toddler ski gear. Now, mamas with toddlers: what else do I need to know before we put James on skies for the first time?