Last year, Aldi fans were shocked when the retailer made the drastic decision to cancel its super popular snow gear sale, in the midst of the COVID pandemic crisis.
It’s not really a surprise that Aldi canned the sale – there is absolutely zero chance of social distancing when it comes to the crowds jostling for cheap thermals or rock-bottom priced mittens.
Top To Toe Snow Gear
But the good news, is that the Aldi snow sale is BACK! The frosty weather range is extensive with adult ski jackets priced at $59.99 and ski pants going for $49.99. Pick up a pair of thermoboots for only $29.99 and gloves and goggles for a couple of bucks.
Kids can be kitted out for the snow without breaking the bank, with jackets discounted to $39.99 and mini-pants on sale at $29.99. Kids thermoboots are only $19.99 and a variety of children’s fleece accessories are up for grabs for less than $5.
There are bargain prices on Merino and fleece jumpers, and there will be heaps of well-priced safety gear and accessories.
There is also the In Need of a Challenge (INOC) premium range for those super-serious to carve up the slopes. Even the priciest gear is less than $220 for the top-of-the-range jacket and pants.
Of course, the sub-zero prices attract a stampede of budget-conscious ski and snowboarding lovers, who are keen to stock up on appropriate clothes without spending a fortune.
Aldi’s tagline this year is that a family of four can be completely kitted out for the snow from head to toe for under $1,000, which is sure to attract the crowds.
Is It Worth It?
While it is certainly tempting to buy a full set of alpine gear for a grown-up for under $140, I’m not sure whether it’s worth the hassle, the queues and the potential to lose an eye in the crush.
In previous years, people have called the sale a “sh*t show”. One shopper said she arrived way before opening time and there were already queues around the block.
Fight To The Death
“We sat in the car for a while debating whether we should even bother trying and decided we may as well. We saw lots of kids and mothers with trolleys looking ready to fight it out to the death.
“I started to notice a lot of trolleys being filled to the brim with things and I saw people going through their trolleys, trying things on and dumping stuff they didn’t want.
“They had clearly gone in with a trolley, scooped up an armful of the same thing, and hoped that their size was there. I found this a tad unfair for people that were really trying to find their size but these other people had dumped their unwanted clothes in different aisles.”
The Slopes Are Open For Action
While last year the chance of getting out to the slopes was slim, this year ski resorts are welcoming back their visitors with powdery slopes. In addition, with the launch of the trans-Tasman bubble, Aussies can head to New Zealand snowfields for some skiing action.
The Aldi Snow Sale kicks off on Saturday 22 May – start strategising, get ready to line up, get your boxing gloves on and get ready to grab.
And If You Can’t Handle The Queue….
Can’t stomach the long line and crazy crush! Anaconda is going head-to-head with Aldi with their mega snow sale. The discounted alpine range is now available until 4 June both online and in-store. The sale includes major savings across top quality men’s, women’s, youth and kids ranges, in a variety of assorted colours, styles and sizes, ensuring great value for the entire family.
Top deals include:
- $49 Adult Snow Jackets & Pants by 37 South (save $30.99)
- $39 Kids Snow Jackets & Pants by 37 South (save $30.99)
$10 Thermals by Chute
50% OFF Thermals by Mountain Designs (save up to $45)
Are you planning on shopping it up at the Aldi Snow Sale this year? Tell us in the comments below.