It is not always easy to find your way around the different indications on the labels. Your first task is to check whether your ski clothing is machine-safe or not.
Washing your ski trousers and jacket in the washing machine
Whatever the composition of your ski trousers and jacket - except for Gore-Tex membranes - you can wash them in the washing machine by following these 6 steps:
1. Empty all the pockets on your ski attire
2. Scrub the stained areas of your attire with a mild soap, water and a brush (such as a nail brush). Insist on the parts that are often blackened by rubbing: the bottom of your ski trousers, the sleeves of your jacket and the collar. If you have a grease stain on your ski clothes, here's how to get rid of it.
3. Before putting your ski attire in the machine, close all zips and velcro. If you have buttons or snaps on your outfit, leave them open.
4. Turn your outfit inside out to protect the covering and decorative elements.
5. Use a standard liquid detergent (not washing powder) in your usual dosage to clean your anorak and ski trousers in the washing machine. Please do not use any other products or fabric softener.
6. Opt for the synthetic programme at 30° on your washing machine with a maximum of 800rpm.
If your ski jacket is a down jacket or is stuffed with feathers, add clean washing balls or tennis balls during the washing process so that the material is not packed. At the end of your first cycle, rinse and spin again to remove any detergent residue that may remain in the upholstery.