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December 13, 2010

Get the Right Equipment

Since technology is changing quickly, so are the kinds of equipment you need. Plus you’re growing so fast in your tween years that it makes sense to rent the latest equipment until you stop growing so fast. That way you’ll have new equipement that’s properly-sized for you. Talking to the rental professionals will keep you safe and warm.

Wear the Right Clothing

The best bet for getting dressed to ski is to use a few layers of clothing. The first layer should be a “wicking” fabric like what you’d wear for soccer or running, that pulls sweat away from the body and will stay dry next to the skin. Then put on some leggings and long-sleeved t-shirts. Finally, put on something like a ski coat that’s lined in fleece or another warm fabric covered by a waterproof outer layer.

Wear ski pants that open with either zippers or velcro below the knee to allow for large boots and bindings.

Consider turtle necks, “gators,” or a nice scarf to keep your neck warm. Wear mittens or ski gloves and goggles to protect your eyes and keep you seeing through the glare from the sun on the snow. Consider wearing a helmet, especially if you are learning to ski or challenging your skill level.

Sign Up for Instruction and Safety Skills

Find a good instructor so you can either brush up on or learn the basics. There are rules of behavior common to all ski mountains that can keep you safe and having fun.

Learn which trails are best for you and your level of skiing ability. Plus you’ll need to learn how to find your way around the lifts and trails.

Once you get the basic technique down, you’ll be ready to hit the mountain on a trial that will be super fun for you.

Have a Blast!

With the right equipment, clothing and instruction, you are going to have so much fun! Remember, always take care to moisturize your skin with SPF lotion to protect your skin from the sun, cold and wind.

And always enjoy a great, breakfast and make time for snacks and drinks so you don’t get dehydrated or tired from being hungry. Snow skiing is athletic so it’s going to make you work hard, but it’s so worth it.

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