What to wear.
You will need weatherproof and insulated garments: do make sure that you have appropriate clothes, that will keep you both warm and dry.
A well-fitting pair of ski boots. Skis and bindings: a good ski shop will guide you to the right type. Skis come in many different makes and sizes. Renting is advisable to begin with, but once you are regularly going to the slopes it is great to buy your own set. Modern skis are designed to make learning and progress easy, so good advice is worth a lot. Also a suitable pair of ski poles are essential, for balance and propulsion on flat surfaces.
Goggles or a proper sunglasses with full UV protection. Helmet, better than hat. The International Ski Federation strongly recommend the use of helmets for recreational skiing.
Make sure that your equipment matches your level of ability.
Getting fit for skiing.
Downhill skiing is a lifelong sport. It is also certain that children and adults own distinct physical and emotional features. While you can learn at any age, kids have the advantage of being flexible, nimble and relatively fearless.
In general, skiers often require specific conditioning and workout routines to not only perform better and prevent fatigue, but to help reduce the risk of injury on the slopes. Whilst injury cannot be altogether prevented, we can certainly do quite a lot to reduce our risks.
Your body will respond to the challenges of skiing far better if you are in good shape. If you have a good baseline fitness, you are much less likely to fatigue. No matter what type of skier you are: strength, flexibility, endurance and agility drills are essential for both recreational and the expert skiers.
Let’s go hit the slopes now!