10 Essentials For A Ski Trip

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Winter sports season is getting closer! You have already booked your stay but you don’t really know what to bring? Here are 10 useful items to enjoy your ski sessions and protect yourself

1. Helmet

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The helmet becomes is for skiing. It is a guarantee of security for you on ski slopes. Thanks to technology, helmets now include breathable material and are light, to improve your comfort.

2. Gloves

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It is important to keep your hands warm and dry if you do not want to get cold very quickly. Moreover, either gloves or mitts are capital items to prevent your hand from being exposed to freezing temperatures that can lead to frostbite.

Most gloves include both a water repellent composite and a waterproof membrane, and an anti-loss wrist band to attach your glove.

3. Sunscreen

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At high altitude, the atmospheric layer is thinner which means that solar radiation is less filtered. There is more UV rays. Each 1000m the UV index increases by 10%. And snow reflects 40% to 90% of the solar radiation. Therefore, sunscreen is a key prerequisite before any ski session to protect your skin.

4. Mask/Sunglasses

Just like yourskin, you need to protect your eyes from solar radiation. During conditions, wear adapted sunglasses that filter UV. And during cloudy weather, wear a mask that will both secure your eyes from UV and help you identify the terrain of the ski slope, even more if you do mogul skiing.

5. Waterproof Pants

Even experienced skier can fall in the snow, that is why a waterproof pants is necessary.

Otherwise you will get cold very fast. It is not at all recommended to wear sweatpants, jeans or casual trousers. Indeed, you risk sweating quickly or wearing your pants out.adapted sunglasses that filter UV. And during cloudy weather, wear a mask that will both secure your eyes from UV and help you identify the terrain of the ski slope, even more if you do mogul skiing.

6. Ski Scarf

While skiing, your neck is easily exposed to freezing temperatures. If you don’t protect your neck, you could get injured or get a torticollis for example. To avoid this unpleasant sensation, a neck warmer is a great alternative to a scarf.

Thanks to its soft textile, you will feel warm and comfortable. Besides, the neck warmer is compressible so, it can be easily stored.or casual trousers. Indeed, you risk sweating quickly or wearing your pants out.adapted sunglasses that filter UV. And during cloudy weather, wear a mask that will both secure your eyes from UV and help you identify the terrain of the ski slope, even more if you do mogul skiing.

7. Warmers

If you are skittish and suffer from cold on your hands or feet, you should consider getting warmers. With their long-lasting effect, you will appreciate heat during your ski session. Even with very cold temperatures, you will never be afraid again of putting your skis and riding the slopes!

8. Inner Base Layer

Instead of wearing one heavy layer that will make you sweat, you should think about having thermals. Thanks to their technology, the air is trapped without sweaty effect. This layer should be used as the first layer on your body. On top of it, you should add a second layer which is meant to wick your perspiration and provide more keep your body warm.

9. Outer Layer

Ski jacket represents your external protection against snow, cold, powder snow. Make sure that your jacket is sufficiently waterproof and gives you warmth while wearing it. It is as well important that your jacket includes water repellent properties in case of snowfall or blizzard.

You should also opt for an outer layer equipped with a snow skirt that will prevent air from entering while skiing and snow from entering if you fall.

10. Technical Socks

Your socks have to combine warmth and breathability capabilities. You should neither be cold in them, neither be too hot, otherwise you risk perspiring a lot which will then cause your feet to be cold. Thus your socks should be thin, adapted to sport condition and not in cotton to avoid heavy moisture.

Final Tips

- Get adapted and technical equipment,

- Use comfortable clothes,

- Think about winter conditions (especially protection against coldness)

- Consult our experts advice by visiting our stores! :)

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