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Courtney Allan

The item set to walk off the shelves during ALDI's biggest sale of the year

The item set to walk off the shelves during ALDI's biggest sale of the year

Those who shop at ALDI love the annual snow gear Special Buys sale. The event, launched in 2008, is ALDI’s most popular Special Buys event.

From jackets, goggles, boots and thermal wear, ALDI’s Special Buys snow sale provides shoppers with everything they need to stay warm in the snow at a low price point.

Insiders revealed to what items will be in high demand when the sale launches on Saturday, May 18, which just so happens to be the same day as the federal election.

Some of the items that are in high demand include:

Adults Merino Thermal Underwear

As they’re all under $40 and are also breathable, these are set to be a big seller.

Adults and Children’s Ski Jackets and Pants

The jackets are waterproof, but each item holds a different rating. The higher the number is, the more waterproof the jackets and pants are.  All items are under $60.

The jackets and pants also have DuPont’s Sorona wadding, which is a renewably sourced fibre that keeps the outer garments insulated, moisture resistant and heat retentive no matter the alpine conditions.

The jackets also contain a ski lift pass pocket and zips in the pockets for wet conditions.

Children’s Thermo Boots

The boots contain a polar fleece lining and are all under $20. The boots also contain a three-layered EVA in-sock in aluminium and thinsulate layers, as well as being waterproof to keep feet warm and dry. The boots also look like sneakers, which will be popular with the kids.

Adults and Children’s Goggles

This is possibly the most crucial item you need whilst hitting the slopes, and it’ll only cost you under $15. The goggles have an adjustable head strap, two different lenses to choose from, as well as offering UV protection. They come in two colours, which are black and grey, and are anti-fog coated so you can still see whilst the weather isn’t the nicest.

As the journey of heading to the snow can be an expensive venture for the family, there’s a reason that this sale is so popular amongst Aussies.

“A ski holiday isn’t the most affordable vacation option, so we’re proud to do what we can to make this experience more affordable for Australian families,’’ ALDI textiles buying director Renata Hay told The Weekend Australian.

“We’ll be shipping more than 10 per cent greater volume of ski products in to our stores this year than last. The demand and ­double-digit growth have continued to surpass population growth and our store growth.”

The ski and snow sector is now dominated by ALDI’s annual sale and has created such a cult following that ALDI has now introduced a competition that gives shoppers the chance to win a Perisher weekend package.

One of 10 Perisher weekend packages are on offer, which include accommodation, ski lift passes, lessons and ski or snowboard hire. The competition gives shoppers the chance to win more than $30,000 in prizes.

As always, items are available Australia-wide until stock sells out.