Sloping off: 10 best ski jackets

The 2014 ski season’s in full swing. Make sure you hit the slopes in style in one of these coats

Whether you stick to the green runs or are a more adventurous skier tackling black slopes and off-piste terrain, we round up the best jackets to hit the snow for the 2013/14 season.

From Columbia's versatile Alpine Action jacket to Helly Hanson's top-of-the-range and chic women's Sunrise coat, we pick the best performing and best-looking outerwear available. Some of these clever coats will be just as useful back in the UK for cold and windy days.

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Verdict:

You can't beat the Columbia coat when it comes to value and it's one that you can wear just as comfortably back in Blighty without looking too piste-ready. Eider's Women's Cosmic Jacket is an impressive technical jacket for serious skiers and Spyder's Timeless Hoody Women’s jacket is a winner in the style stakes. 

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1. Eider Women's Cosmic Jacket, £288

2. Berghaus Mount Asgard Hybrid Jacket, £149.99

3. The North Face Furano Men's Jacket, £360

4. Helly Hansen W Sunrise Jacket, £650

5. Columbia Men's Alpine Action Jacket, £109

6. Jack Wolfskin Vertical Outburst, £400

7. Zalando Spyder Timeless Hoody Women's Jacket, £650

8. Patagonia Men's Nano Puff Hybrid Jacket, £170

9. Salomon Women's Pic Down Jacket, £280

10. Arc'teryx Sidew inder SV, £500 

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