Snow will soon be falling, and you know what that means…skiing! Whether this is your first time on the slopes, or you are a seasoned skier, this list of ski gear will help you get equipped for your ski trip this winter.
Ready to hit the slopes? Check out this gear list from 3RK first!
What to Bring
The first snow of winter is exciting, and if you are on your way to the slopes, make sure you have the gear to keep you warm and make the most of your day in the snow. Don’t forget the following:
Skis, Poles, and Bindings
You can’t get out on the mountain without skis! Here at 3RK, we make it easy to get equipped for a day on the slopes and offer numerous brands of high-quality skis and bindings backed by our easy lease-to-own program.
If you don’t own skis, bindings, and poles, you can rent them from the resort, or sign up for our Preferred Plan where you can switch out your gear as the seasons change.
A helmet is necessary for your day on the slopes and will protect you in case of dangerous conditions or a crash. You can rent these from most ski resorts, but if you are on the mountain a lot, you might want to buy your own.
Grab a pair of fog-resistant ski goggles to protect your eyes from the sun and snow while gliding down the slopes.
While you may be able to rent boots at the resort, we wouldn’t recommend it. Ski boots are designed to conform to your feet, and rentals can be uncomfortable which could ruin your day on the slopes. Your boots should be snug-fitting, but not too tight to be uncomfortable.
Thermal Base Layer
A thermal base layer will keep you warm and dry under your outwear so you can stay on the slopes longer. The best kinds are made from Merino wool and will keep you warm while keeping moisture at bay.
A durable waterproof coat is possibly the most important piece of clothing for your day on the slopes. Choose a high-quality coat that was made for the coldest and snowiest conditions, and don’t forget to layer, layer, layer!
A good pair of waterproof pants will keep you warm and dry if you wipe them out a few times in the snow. Look for high-quality pants and wear a thermal underlayer to keep you warm and toasty.
Ski boots can be uncomfortable, and your feet can get cold while on the slopes so make sure to wear a pair of thick wool socks. Wool is both warm and moisture-wicking, perfect for a day in the snow.
Warm waterproof gloves are a MUST on the mountain. Just remember, while they are a necessity, choose a pair of gloves that allow enough dexterity for you to move your fingers and hold onto the ski poles.
When it’s cold out, most of your heat is lost through your head, so protect your ears and head from the cold with a thin synthetic/wool beanie or thermal sweatband that will fit under your helmet. Just make sure that it is comfortable under your helmet and doesn’t bunch up!
Don’t Forget to Bring these Items Too!
Bring a backpack filled with sunscreen, lip protection, a medical kit, sunglasses, a scarf, an extra hat, or pair of gloves, and most importantly—snacks! When you are exerting energy on the mountain, a granola bar, trail mix, or beef jerky can be a great way to give you a boost of energy.
Hand and Foot Warmers
While not a necessity, these can warm you up if your gloves or socks don’t provide the amount of heat you are looking for.
Avoid trips to the lodge and bring water with you. Trust us, it is important to drink water throughout the day while you are on the slopes, so you don’t get dehydrated.
Cell Phone and Waterproof Case
Bring your cellphone in your backpack in case of emergencies or if you want to get that ultimate top-of-the-mountain shot. Plus, mobile apps can track your activity and pinpoint your exact location on the mountain. A solar phone charger can also come in handy. Just make sure your phone is in a waterproof case!
Get Equipped for Ski Season with 3RK
Ready to hit the slopes in style? Look no further than 3RK! We offer the best skis and bindings on the market at an affordable weekly price. What are you waiting for? Get out in the snow and apply today!