Ski Checklist

 

 

Skiing is great fun for the whole family. The following is a list of gear and clothing to keep you warm and dry while you’re on the slopes this winter.

Base Layer
Thermals (tops and bottoms) keep you warm and ‘wick’ moisture away from the skin. When you sweat you won’t freeze on the chairlift riding to the slopes. Icebreaker merino tops and bottoms can be worn (can be worn for a week!) but poly-pro is also available (requires daily washing).


Mid Layer
Merino wool (Icebreaker) or a fleece jacket
Outer Layer
Beanie- we’ve got lots of styles
Waterproof Jacket- choose from either a padded style or one with a zip out fleece
Ski Pants- Choose waterproof, breathable and hard wearing styles


Footwear
Ski Socks- there’s nothing worse than freezing feet when you are skiing (don’t wear rugby socks they have patterns that will rub all day and cause pain) Buy well designed ski socks with a high percentage of wool (3 pairs for a week).Footwear
Waterproof after ski boots .

Other Necessities

Gloves-waterproof, insulated gloves are a must. You can also wear a liner made from silk, merino or poly-propylene
Neck Warmers- or a scarf, keeps the cold out
Goggles- they protect your face at freezing temperatures and are tinted to prevent glare
Hand and Toe Warmers- provide warmth in disposable packs that last for hours

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