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What to wear for skiing

Published: Dec 30, 2022
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1 Base layer
2 Mid-layer
3 Outer layer
4 Ski equipment
5 Clothing for après-ski
6 Additional other services and tips

Spending all day in the snow, going up and down slopes, is one of the most anticipated sensations for all skiers and snowboarders when winter approaches, but to be able to move easily, control body temperature changes and prevent injuries, it is essential to have the right clothing, because also on the ski slopes there is a certain dress code.

 

The key is to dress in layers because it allows you to adjust your clothing according to temperature and physical exertion. As the popular saying goes, all good things come in threes, and so it is with the three layers of clothing you should wear to stay warm and protected on the slopes. Let us explain it in detail:

 

Base layer

 

The base layer is the first layer of clothing that you wear directly against your skin. Its main function is to keep your body dry and comfortable and to prevent your skin from getting cold. Some base layer clothing options for skiing are:

 

Technical T-shirts: technical, quick-drying T-shirts are perfect to use as a base layer, as they are breathable, and help keep your body dry and prevent you from getting soaked in sweat. They should be breathable so that the sweat does not soak through and make it difficult to ski because of the cold it will produce.

 

Technical trousers: Just like T-shirts, technical trousers are ideal to wear as a base layer, because they will help keep your body warm and dry.

 

Underwear and thermal socks: They are the ideal complement to wear as a base layer under your technical clothing. Thermal socks are ideal for wearing under your ski boots. Be sure to bring spares, as the last thing you want when you're on the slopes is cold feet.

 

Mid-layer

 

The mid-layer is the layer you wear on top of your base layer and underneath your outer layer. Its main function is to pull moisture away from your body while keeping you warm. Some options for midlayer clothing for skiing are:

 

Fleece Jacket: Thermal clothing is perfect to wear as a mid-layer because of its ability to insulate heat. Wear a fleece jacket, but if it's freezing, also wear a secondary layer, such as a vest.

 

Insulated vests or jackets: These garments are ideal to wear as a mid-layer because they will help retain heat and keep you comfortable throughout the day.

 

Wearing different layers of clothing is key to a warm and safe day on the slopes

 

Outer layer

 

The outer layer is the layer you wear on top of all your other layers and is the one that protects you from the weather and outside elements. Its function is to protect you from moisture and wind, so it is important that this last layer is windproof and waterproof. Some outer layer clothing options for skiing are:

 

Ski jackets and ski trousers: these garments are essential to protect you from the cold and snow while skiing. Be sure to choose ones that are waterproof and breathable to keep you dry and comfortable throughout the day.

 

Gloves or mittens: gloves or mittens are essential to protect you from the cold and wet, as well as from rubbing against the poles.

 

Hat: The hat will protect your precious ears from the cold and wind, so be sure to wear a hat that covers your ears.

 

Ski equipment

 

Having good ski equipment is essential, as it's important to be protected when hitting the slopes. In addition to the right clothing, you'll also need the right ski equipment to enjoy your day skiing. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

Skis: make sure you have skis that are suitable for your level and style of skiing. If you don't have your own skis, you can easily rent them.

 

Ski boots: it is essential that you have ski boots that are comfortable and fit well. If you don't have your own boots, you can also rent them.

 

Ski goggles: ski goggles are essential to protect your eyes from the sun and wind on the mountain. Be sure to choose goggles with lenses that block UV rays and fit your face well.

 

Ski helmet: although not mandatory, it is advisable to wear a ski helmet to protect your head in case of falls or collisions. Make sure the helmet is comfortable and fits snugly on your head.

 

Please note that if you do not have your own ski equipment, you can always rent it and on Esquiades.com we make it easy for you to add it to your booking. It will always be preferable to rent ski equipment of your size, adjusted to your needs, rather than taking your uncle's ski equipment, which is two sizes too big and is not in the best condition.

 

 

If you don't own any ski equipment or don't want to use bring it to your ski holiday, you can easily rent yours on Esquiades.com

 

Clothing for après-ski

 

When you're done skiing, you'll want to relax and enjoy après-ski activities. Here are some options of clothes you can wear for these occasions:

 

Warm clothes: even if you've already been wearing warm clothes during the ski day, it's important to have an extra jacket or jumper to wear during après-ski. For outdoor events, you will appreciate wearing a fleece jacket when night falls.

 

Sweattrousers or jeans: to relax and enjoy the evening, it is advisable to wear comfortable trousers such as sweat trousers or jeans.

 

Additional other services and tips

 

In addition to keeping in mind the three-layer rule and the equipment mentioned above, here are some additional tips for preparing for your ski holiday:

 

Bring sunscreen: protect your face with some sunscreen lotion, which has a minimum of sun protection 15. Even if you are in a snowy place or in winter, don't be overconfident. The sun in the mountains and in the cold season of the year can cause skin burns.

 

Carry a lip balm in your pocket to avoid dry and chapped lips.

 

Consider the temperature and weather: be sure to choose the right clothing for the temperature and weather you expect to encounter in the mountains.

 

Make sure your clothing is comfortable: it is important that the clothes you wear for skiing are comfortable and allow you to move easily.

 

Choose breathable clothing: to avoid sweating and discomfort, it is essential that you choose clothing that is breathable and allows you to release heat and moisture from your body.

Bring spare clothes: it is convenient to bring some extra clothes, such as socks or underwear, to change during the day if necessary.

Don't forget other services: don't underestimate the importance of other services such as gloves, hats, scarves and ski goggles. These will help protect you from the cold and keep you comfortable throughout the day.

We are convinced that this guide has helped you choose the right clothing and luggage for your next ski holiday. With a little planning and the right items, you can make the most of your day on the slopes. And if you still have any questions, remember that you can contact our customer service 24 hours a day, every day of the year. We'll be happy to help you!

 

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