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Ready, Set, Ski! Apparel Checklist

READY, SET, SKI: The Essential Ski Trip Packing List Winter is coming, and you're as ready as ever to play with snow (no pun intended!). The fresh powder on the ground, that familiar chill in the air, the whiff of hot chocolate and that just-baked bread are inviting you to the local mountain for a weekend of fun skiing. Ski trips are a time when planning is crucial, especially packing the proper clothing to prevent a frostbite, or a cold. In this infographic, we provide a packing list that ensures that everyone has a fun, safe time in the frosty conditions. 3 7 4 11 10 STAYING WARM Base layers help to regulate the body's temperature by moving moisture away from the skin, keeping the wearer dry. BASE LAYERS- 1 LONG UNDERWEAR SYNTHETIC LONG UNDERWEAR: Synthetic fiber (Petroleum-based) • Odor build up • Lower temperature regulation than Natural Fiber • Light and comfortable • Stretchable PROS CONS Manages moisture NATURAL FIBER LONG UNDERWEAR: • Excellent moisture management • Slower at drying than synthetics • Vulnerable to shrinkage PROS Great temperature CONS management • Stretchable Mid layers are worn over the base, and are designed to offer 2 MID LAYERS warmth without bulk. POPULAR MATERIALS: Nylon Polyester Merino Wool • Lightweight and quick drying More durable than polyester • Fast drying • Deflects moisture • All the benefits of wool, minus the scratchy finish • Great for base and mid layers SKI/SNOWBOARD 3 PANTS Good pants should provide warmth, be water resistant, and have enough pockets to safely protect your gear. Waterproof ratings are anywhere from 5,000 and 20,000mm. The higher the number, the more water-resistant the fabric is. Ski and snowboard socks are tall, water resistant socks that 4 SOCKS are cushioned and provide additional warmth. TIP: Make sure to have multiple pairs on hand. 5 PARKA/SHELL A good parka should provide you with ample warmth, without restricting movement. Keeps your head warm and helps add a cushion to your HAT helmet. Skiing gloves offer warmth and protection from the cold, while also allowing for movement of the fingers. GLOVES Protect your face from the frigid winds to avoid chapping 8 FACE MASK and sunburn. 9 SUNGLASSES Polarized sunglasses protect your eyes from the glare of the sun off the snow. 10 GOGGLES Goggles offer physical protection of your eyes from the terrain. Polarized goggles can give you extra protection from the glare. A neck gaiter-on top of a face mask-is the best way to 11 NECK GAITER protect your neck. SAINT BERNARD

Ready, Set, Ski! Apparel Checklist

shared by JessicaHerbst on Nov 25
It's that time of year to prep for your favorite family vacation-- a ski trip! This infographic provides a checklist of all the clothing you will need on a successful trip!


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