I've found the most common excuse used by people for not trying winter activities is their dislike of the COLD! However, I can safely confirm that there is a solution (clue: title).

An assumption is that its absolutely freezing 24/7 on the slopes; which isn't the case. I found that on my trip to Avoriaz in March 2017, I was often too hot rather than cold; therefore, hydration (drinking water) was very important! Be sure to plan your trip carefully.

I've listed essential clothing items for anyone planning to go on a snowboard or ski trip:

Essential

  1. Woolie Hat
  2. T-Shirts
  3. Ski Jacket
  4. Salopettes (Ski Trousers)
  5. Gloves or Mittens
  6. Thick Long Socks
  7. Snow Boots

Optional

  1. Glove Liners
  2. Thermal Clothing
  3. Fleece Jacket
  4. Balaclava 

Buying winter clothing is like anything you purchase, you get what you pay for. Understandably, beginners/first timers are less likely to want purchase expensive clothing and equipment. Therefore, I'd suggest picking items within a comfortable price range. However, depending on the location, conditions and time of year; optional items may become fundamental for your trip.

Initially, I assumed that everything ski/snowboarding related was really expensive; which is true if you're buying things on an actual ski resorts. However, if you do your research beforehand, you'll find bargains, discounts and affordable clothing deals online.

I have listed below the retailers I personally purchased my winter trip clothes from:

Retailers

  • Mountain Warehouse
  • Amazon
  • eBay

Written by Dazzle

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