Winter sports season is getting closer! Booked your stay but don’t really know what to bring? Here are 10 essentials to make your trip both enjoyable and safe.
At high altitudes, the atmospheric layer is thinner - this means that solar radiation is less filtered and there are more UV rays on the mountains.
In addition, snow actually reflects 40% to 90% of solar radiation too! Therefore, sunscreen is a key prerequisite before any ski session to protect your skin.
While skiing, your neck can be easily exposed to freezing temperatures. If you don’t protect your neck, you could get injured or get torticollis for example.
To avoid situations like that, a neck warmer is a great alternative to a scarf. Thanks to its soft material, it will make you feel warm and comfortable too – what's not to love?
Instead of wearing one heavy layer that will make you sweat, think about using thermals.
Thanks to their technology, air is trapped in them without making it humid.
This layer should be used as the first layer on your body.
On top of it, you should add a second layer which is meant to wick your perspiration and keep your body warm.
Ski jackets provide external protection against snow, cold and powdered snow.
Make sure that your jacket is sufficiently waterproof and keeps you warm while wearing it. It is important that your jacket includes water repellent properties in case of snowfall or blizzard as well.
Opt for an outer layer equipped with a snow skirt that will prevent air from entering while skiing and snow from entering if you fall.
Your socks have to combine warmth and breathability capabilities.
You should neither be cold in them, neither be too hot, otherwise you risk perspiring a lot which will then cause your feet to be cold.
Thus your socks should be thin, adapted to sport condition and not in cotton to avoid heavy moisture.
- Get technical equipment and apparel that fit the conditions you are going to be in
- Wear comfortable clothes
- Consult our sports experts by visiting our stores!