Does my skier have the right clothing?
"There is no bad weather, only bad clothing" -Swedish Proverb
Does your skier have the right clothing?
SkiSparks Levels 1-2
should dress like they are going sledding. They will spend a fair amount of time on the ground and we want them to stay nice and warm.
SkiSparks Levels 3-6
should dress in layers. Cotton is rotten; the best choices are wool and synthetics. Base layer, fleece, and then a wind resistant ski jacket and pants (something that snow won't stick to). Skiers need to move freely in their clothing and adjust layers as they sweat.
should wear dry wool socks (completely necessary). A hat, mittens or lobster (two finger) mitts (not gloves) and a muff (to cover ears and neck).
When temps dip under 10 degrees hand and/or feet warmers can be helpful. Have some patience with these, as it can take some practice to figure out how to fit them into gloves and boots. Pro-tip: these are oxygen activated and can be "saved" for multiple uses if you put them in something airtight, like a small jelly jar.
Don't hesitate to ask questions. Please contact your club leader or Chrissy@mysl.org (SkiSparks Coordinator)
See more tips in the PDF below.