The Essential Buying Guide Before Hitting The Slopes

Whether you’re a professional ski instructor or just a novice enthusiast, preparation is key before taking to the slopes.

You need to think about being practical and warm, as well as trying to look good too. Choosing clothing from head-to-toe needs some thought and here are some tips to help you do that:

  • Hats

Did you know that a person can lose around 25% of their heat through their head so on a very cold day, it is essential that you retain this heat. Therefore, finding suitable headwear is a good place to start.

  • Scarves and Neck Warmers

Scarves and Neck Warmers are both made up of thin strips of material that help to provide instant warmth and can also help to reduce the amount of snow that makes it inside the top of the ski jacket.

  • Jacket

Women and mens ski jackets are one of the most important parts of your equipment and is like your outer shell. Choosing the right jacket will mean you will continue to stay warm and dry whilst out on the slopes and it will last throughout each season too.

  • Gloves

The importance of a good pair of gloves is often underestimated and it is important that you don’t lose any heat through your fingers. They can get cold very quickly, so making sure they are unexposed to the cold and wet weather is crucial – a well-insulated, practical pair of gloves will work wonders.

  • Socks

Another important thing to think about is socks. Similarly to gloves, socks need to do the same job for your toes and gloves do for your fingers. Socks need to play another role though and that is too ensure they fit your feet correctly to ensure aches and pains are reduced. Being on the slopes a lot will cause blisters too, but finding a decent pair of socks will prevent these from forming on your feet.

These items are all essential in order to tackle slopes practically and making sure you stay warm too. There are a few other important items of ski clothing that need thinking about too which include base layers, fleeces and trousers. Getting the foundations right is more important though, so this essential guide will allow you to choose the best items for your trip to the slopes.