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Wear While Skiing

What to Wear While Skiing

Skiing is so much fun. But you obviously can’t just wear whatever you want to get out on those slopes. You have to consider a few factors. This includes dressing for the cold and using waterproof garments. But when choosing this another important factor to consider is your mobility, especially while you are out maneuvering the slopes. An important rule to remember is to use that layering technique.  You can always remove clothing if you get too warm, but if you don’t have enough clothes on,  then it could be a big problem; it’s much easier to cool down rather than warm p. So remember layers, layers, layers.

First Layer

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You’ll need to wear warm long underwear, both a long vest and long johns. Make sure they fit well and keep you warm. You should also wear breathable fast drying socks, which keep your feet warm and dry. Most people prefer thin woolen or wicking socks. You may also layer your socks if you want.

Second Layer

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This layer consists of your warm clothes. Wear a thermal shirt and pants, and make sure that they are thin and fitted because you are going to put more layers over it. This is the layer that is going to be under your Ski Jacket and Pants; and if the day is particularly warm, this is the layer that you can remove. You can also purchase a ski vest, which helps keep your chest warm and it is also not too bulky.

Note: you do want to try to avoid cotton garments as these tend to hold sweat and this will make your body feel chilly and can even lead to hypothermia. Turtlenecks also work better as these help keep body heat in

Third Layer

Ski Jacket and Pants

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This should be water-resistant, insulated but still breathable. It should also keep your body warm and dry, but still give you ample mobility so that you do not feel constricted when trying to ski. Make sure that the jacket is long enough so that when you lift your arms up the cold is not able to go in; and that the ski pants are comfortable, durable and long enough so that they can be pulled over your ski boots.

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Footwear

You’ll also want a good pair of ski boots. These keep feet warm but also help in your ski efforts.  The most important aspect of the ski boot is its fit. It should fit firmly; you don’t want it to slip off while you are on the slopes, neither should your boots be so tight that they cut off blood circulation to your feet.

Accessories

Ski Gloves: Everybody needs a good quality pair of gloves or mittens. Ski gloves are thicker than normal ones and they also have a rubber lining on the outside for easy grip.

Ski Helmet: This is very necessary as it helps reduce injury. You can also wear a cap underneath for extra comfort and warmth.

Ski Goggles:  Sunlight on the slopes can be very strong because it reflects off the white snow. The goggles help to reduce the suns glare. If you are affected by snow blindness this can affect your vision for long periods afterward.

Ski Neck-Warmer: This is useful as it protects your neck and face from the cold wind, or you can wear a scarf instead.

 

Once you are all dressed up and excited for the slopes, it’s time to get down there and show them what a professional you are.

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