EAST BERGHOLT HIGH SCHOOL
Working from the head down:
Hat is essential, deep enough to cover the ears – close knit or weave. Even if you have a helmet, a hat
will be needed for après ski activities
Scarf or balaclava for windy or colder days (to protect the face from frostbite)
Goggles and/or sunglasses essential – the UV radiation increases with altitude and magnified by the
snow. Goggles are best in wind and falling snow, sunglasses are better in warmer weather. Must
provide close to 100% UV filtration and have shatterproof lenses. Cost permitting, double lens
goggles are more effective than single lens
Jacket – must be purpose made for skiing (anti-slip and insulated)
Top layers (layers = warmth)
◊ 2 or 3 long sleeved vest/T shirt made of wool/cotton/silk or purpose made (Damart)
◊ 2 or 3 Polo neck sweater or shirts worn with a thin neck scarf
◊ Close knit sweater or fleece
Gloves – Proper ski gloves are essential. Fabric gloves with a leather or vinyl palm reinforcement
probably give the best balance. Gloves are more convenient but mitts are warmer. Tight fitting
gloves reduce warmth. Thin inner gloves should be considered if you suffer from cold hands.
Trousers/Salopettes – must be purpose made for skiing
◊ 2 or 3 pairs of Tights/Long Johns/Pyjama Bottoms (in cold conditions may need to double
Socks – 2 or 3 pairs of proper ski socks are essential. Football socks, ribbed and synthetic socks
should be avoided. With well fitting boots it is unnecessary to wear more than one pair socks
Sun cream – altitude significantly increases the effect of the sun and factor 25 – 30 is appropriate for
the time of year we are going
Lip-salve is also necessary to moisturise and screen the lips. This should ideally provide a total sun
Evening wear – the ski jacket, gloves and hat are adequate along with shoes, trainers or boots with a
good tread pattern for grip. Après ski boots are back in fashion but are only necessary for walking
long distances in deep or wet snow. Jeans and other casual wear for disco etc. to personal taste!
Miscellany – adequate underwear and socks. Washing kit. Plasters (for any blisters)
Entertainment – ipod etc and DVD’s for the coach (Certificate 12) Travel games, chess, scrabble etc.
all good for long journeys.
Food – pocket money guidance is given based on taking enough food for the outward journey.
Lift passes require a passport sized photograph. Lift pass holders are a good idea if your jacket does
not have a suitable pocket on the arm.
Swim wear as we could have supervised swimming.