Just booked your next trip to the slopes to go skiing or snowboarding? If you are planning to fly overseas or even to your local resort we suggest you do a little planning ahead to save you money and a few headaches later.
Skiing & Snowboarding should be so much fun, but it can also be dangerous if you are not fully prepared. Firstly, consider your ability and what terrain you may ride on, this can determine what you may need in terms of equipment. If you are planning to head off into the backcountry you definitely want to make sure you have the correct safety equipment. If you plan to stay on piste in safe parts of the resort you probably don’t need to be fully kitted out with the safety gear however we recommend still always wearing a helmet and having the right snow gear on.
To save you money and overpriced items in the resorts we recommend you buy your gear before arriving to your destination, this ensures you value for money. There are so many online retailers that can supply you with everything you need.
We have put together a list of items to help you get ready for the next trip, whether its just for a weekend, a week or more. You may not need everything on the list but definitely worth considering in your planning.
2. Mid Layers
3. Ski Jacket
4. Ski Pants
8. Skis / Snowboard with bindings
9. Ski/Snowboard Boots
11. Ski socks
13. Gloves or Mitts
14. Polarised Sunglasses
15. SPF50+ Suncream and lip balm
16. Waterproof shoes / boots
18. Phone charger
19. Toiletries and medication
20. Non ski clothing
1. Safety / avalanche gear
2. Small first aid kit
3. Body Protection, bum pads, knee pads, wrist guards
4. Replacement lenses for your goggles
5. Hand or toe warmers
These lists are a guide only to help you be better prepared for your next adventure. If you need any help preparing for your next trip we are more than happy to help, feel free to reach out to us. We stock base layers & thermal sets along with skiing & snowboarding accessories that will keep you warm on your next trip.