What to wear for snow if you’re going skiing for the first time. We tell you how to dress for snow.
In order to choose which snowwear to wear, the secret lies in knowing the properties of the materials and in wearing a minimum of three layers. The challenge: not to get cold but, at the same time, to have enough mobility to enjoy an unforgettable escape to the maximum. Follow these tips and you’ll see that getting ready to go snow for the first time is much easier than you thought. So you can enjoy skiing or snowboarding with all the necessary equipment.
Experts advise putting on three layers of clothing:
As far as materials are concerned, it is important not to use cotton garments as they get wet quickly with sweat or snow water and take a long time to dry. Synthetic garments that make perspiration easier are the best.
At the bottom, ski trousers or overalls are ideal. For the little ones, the overalls are easier to adjust and more practical. Some wear gloves or mittens so they don’t get lost. For you and older children, a ski pant combined with a good anorak (the third layer) is the best option. In addition, the anorak, one of the most expensive pieces, can be used on other occasions besides skiing and amortize its price.
Even the most experienced skiers can forget to pack some of the essentials for going to the snow. Make sure you have everything you need to dress like a pro and enjoy the getaway:
If you don’t have snow equipment and no one can leave you one, the cheapest thing is to buy a T-shirt and some thermal tights (they are not expensive and you can wear them even on the coldest days) and look for waterproof clothes. Falling into the mistake of going to the snow with jeans and tennis shoes can cost you a good cold, as well as ruining the exit because the water will enter everywhere and there will be no way to dry.
The most expensive of all the snow equipment are the boots, but you can rent them for days. Find out about the different prices offered at your destination and book the rental in advance to avoid unwanted unforeseen events.
Just as marathon runners usually prepare months before the big day, skiing requires significant muscle preparation in order to avoid overexertion injuries.
If you don’t exercise regularly, try alternating aerobic (such as running, swimming, cycling, etc.) and anaerobic (such as stretching, jumping, weightlifting, etc.) practices during the day.
In the same way, we recommend that, in order to be covered against unforeseen events, you take out the travel insurance from only one euro a day* with the best health care at home and abroad. With cover for reimbursement of the ski pass in the event of an accident and not being able to continue skiing.