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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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