START WITH A BASE LAYER -YOUTH SET £17 ADULT SET £25
Thermal long sleeve top and long johns should be worn next to the skin for comfort and warmth. The main purpose is to keep you dry: nothing makes you colder than damp clothing next to the skin.Thermal clothing is very un-absorbent and transfers moisture away from the skin (A process known as wicking). This is an essential item of clothing
MID LAYER, SEVERAL THIN LAYERS KEEP YOU WARMER THAN ONE THICK ONE - FROM £18
Add one or two layers of micro fleece /brushed back stretch long sleeve tops. Thin layers are better at trapping warm air to give warmth without bulk. Layering gives flexibility, carry a rucsac up the mountain and you can add or remove layers during the day. Long johns and ski trousers are sufficient for the legs.
FINISH WITH WATERPROOF, BREATHABLE JACKET AND TROUSERS
Your ski outfit is finished off with warm, technical trousers and jacket.
Features to look out for are:
The cuff of your jacket and hem of your trousers should both be adjustable to prevent snow getting up your jacket sleeves or trouser legs
A high collar which you can zip up will protect your lower face on the coldest days.
A flap under or over jacket zip to keep out the snow and wind.
Taped seams to prevent water penetration
A snow skirt which fastens over the hips under your jacket prevents snow going up your back if you fall over!
Essential ski accessories
ADULT PRICE LIST
Helmet - from £59. Everyony needs a helmet! Either rent in resort or for a more comfortable fit , buy before you go.
Double lens, mist free goggles -Youth from £26.00, Adult from £28.00. Goggles are essential when it is snowing and visability is poor. Make sure you get them fitted properly. Double lens goggles ensure clear vision.
Sunglasses - from £18.00. When the sun comes out, wrap around sunglasses with full 400UV protection provide a comfortable alternative to goggles.
High factor sun cream and lip block - £9.00. SPF30/50. Sun at altitude can be extreme as the snow reflects and intensifies the suns rays. Re - apply often and buy before you go , it costs a fortune in resort!
Neck warmer/Balaclava - from £8.00 A fleece/fleece cotton tube keeps the face warm particularly when using the chair lifts .In extremely cold conditions a thin balaclava that fits under the helmet is better.
Gloves/Mittens - from £25.00. Waterproof, breathable, thermal gloves keep hands warm and dry. Thermal glove liners keep your hands even warmer.
Thermal ski socks - from £6.00. High performance thermal socks with extra cushioning to protect shin bones and grip zones for comfort and support are essential; football socks are not good enough. 2/3 pairs are needed for a week
Snow boots - Adult from £45.00. A snow proof winter boot keeps feet warm and dry after skiing.The soles give a good grip to avoid falls on compact snow.
Thermal ski hat. Heat can be lost from the head very quickly. A warm fleece lined hat that covers the ears is ideal for evenings.
Small back pack - £12.75.Handy for storing an extra layer in if it gets cold or stripping off if the sun comes out. Useful for snacks, water bottles, tissues etc
Ski Discount Pack £65
SAVE £35.00, USUAL PRICE £100.00
Usual price when purchased seperately
Goggles, Gloves, Sunglasses, 2 x Socks, Neck tube, Suncream/lip block duo