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SKI CHECKLIST Prepared by Ryan O'Mahoney of First Ascent and Peter Peyper of Goneskiing and Afri Ski 1x PAIR FLEECY LINED SNOW BOOTS : Keep your feet 1x PAIR WATERPROOF SKI PANTS : Pants should have 1x FLEECE BEANIE : Essential to keep one's head warm. 1x THERMAL FLASK : A one litre flask is a great treat on the warm and dry once you are off the slopes - snow turns to braces, internal gators and be made of a waterproof/breathable Various options available. slopes. Save yourself buying hot chocolate or tea, and take slush in the towns. fabric. some along for the day in your day pack. Perfect for those freezing cold days. 4 panel beanie or reversible aspen beanie : covers head. Soft shell or fleece ear muff : handy for ladies with long hair to Any Snow Boot 1) Avalanche pants or 2) Combo of Summit Pants and keep ears warm. Peruvian hat : covers part of the face for Powerstretch tights extra warmth. Any thermal flask 4x PAIRS WARM SOCKS : Need to keep your feet warm and dry. 1x WATERPROOF SKI JACKET : Jacket should be warm, 1x SCARF : For those extra cold days, or when walking RYAN'S TIP : From First Ascent have a hood and be made from a waterproof and breathable through town after skiing. Beanie Muff is versatile as can be “Take a packed lunch with you in a small day pack for a day’s fabric. Nice features include a snow skirt and ski pass pocket. used as a scarf or beanie. Not as bulky as a scarf, and skiing. You will save money by not having to eat at the protects the chin from chafe as well. expensive canteens on the slopes”. FA Slopesider Socks 4x PAIRS MOISTURE WICKING BASE LAYERS - TOPS 1) Avalanche Ski Jacket 2) Insulator Jacket 1) Fleece scarf or 2) Beanie Muff AND BOTTOMS : The key to staying warm is to stay dry - you will perspire a lot and need your first layer to move this 1x GOGGLES AND/OR 1x PAIR SUNGLASSES : Goggles 1x PAIR WATERPROOF GLOVES : Gloves should be moisture away from your skin. are ideal for the slopes, especially for a beginner who might waterproof and well insulated for warmth. Handy features end up with their face in the snow! Sunglasses are fine for include goggle wipe, nose wipe and good closing mechanism warm days, and for lunch time on the slopes. to prevent snow from creeping in. 1) Derma Tec base Layers, 2) Polypropylene Base Layers or 3) Bamboo Base layers 1) Oakley or 2) Bolle Goggles. Ryan O'Mahoney 2x FLEECE TOPS : To be worn over base layers to provide 1) FA Apex 3-in-1 Gloves 2) FA Velocity Gloves 1x PAIR COMFORTABLE PANTS FOR CHALET : After your warmth. There are various options, from lightweight to skiing, or in the early mornings, it is beneficial to have heavyweight fleece tops. A zip is important for ventilation. 1x PAIR THERMAL LINER GLOVES : Useful if you have a PETER'S TIP : From Gone Skiing comfortable pants to wear having dinner or breakfast, before tendency to get cold hands, and also for when you have “Layering is vital when dressing up for a day on the slopes. hitting the slopes (this is an optional extra). taken off your gloves to take a photo! Being warm and comfortable while skiing is essential and Lightweight: cold feet can ruin your holiday”. “If you not sure if you should take Thermals, take two because you don't want to pay for it in Euros”. 1) Nightshadow (Mns) / FA Aurora (Lds) 2) FA Supernova 1/4 1) Trail Pants (Mns) Zip 3) Free Thinker FA Thermal Liner Gloves 1x SUNBLOCK AND 1x LIP ICE : The glare from the snow 1x SMALL DAY PACK : A small 10-15l day pack with a can cause bad sunburn - be sure to apply plenty of sunblock. Midweight: hydration bladder is recommended for long days on the slopes. Essential to keep hydrated (air is very dry) and useful 1x PORTABLE HAIR DRYER : Handy for drying ski boots to keep something to eat handy - saves you buying overpriced that don't have removable inners! lunches from restaurants on the slopes. 1) FA Kathmandu (Mns) / FA Trail Blazer (Lds) 1) FA Light year (16l daypack) 2) FA Artemis (8l Hydration pack) - Coming Soon See website for product specific details.
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