How to Dress When Going Skiing




Introduction: How to Dress When Going Skiing

About: I am a single nineteen year-old dancer who majors in ballet, latin, ballroom, and salsa. Unless you can rainbow kick over my head I am not interested.

First time skiing or ever wondered what everyone is wearing on the slopes?
This is the right instructable for you if you ever asked those questions. Hats, gloves, scarves what is the best way to wear them. Prepare yourself for a wild and warm ride!

Step 1: Under Layers

Pick out warm layer such as under armour, sweaters, long johns, basically whatever you can find.

Put those layers on and insure that they are comfortable to move and bend in.

Step 2: Jackets and Snowpants

Find your warmest winter jacket and snow pants and proceed to put those on. Make sure, once again they are comfortable and easy to bend in.

At most ski hills you will see people wearing crazy jackets and outfits to "stand out" and unless you wish to be like them don't worry too much about your attire. Besides dressing cool is only one part to skiing you also have to bring your fresh moves.

Step 3: Toasty Tootsies

Put on a pair of warm socks and put on your ski boots. Lock and tighten all the bindings on your boots so you cannot move your ankles in them or you could potentially hurt yourself when skiing.

Step 4: Helmets and Such

If it is especially cold on the hill you may want to put on a hat, facemask, and goggles. Granted, all these items are optional but they defiantly help to increase the amount of time you can spend on the hills without turning into a human popsicle. If you do not own these items you can buy them in the pro shop or at another sports store with competitive prices. Then be sure to put on your helmet, ensure if fits snuggly and will protect you in the case of an accident.

Step 5: Skis

Now that you are fully dressed proceed outside and lay your skis down on the ground. Put your boot into the ski binding toe first then press down your heel into the binding. It should click and lock if done properly. Repeat this step for the other ski. Make sure when you get your skis they are properly fitted so they stay on when skiing, but when you fall they come off so you don't hurt yourself.

Step 6: Poles and Mitts

This step is the simplest, simply grab your poles from whatever destination they lie in and put on your gloves. Remember to place the wrist straps around your wrist so you don't drop your poles while skiing down the slopes.

Step 7: Finishing Touches

Other optional items that you may want to invest in are "hot pouches" which small air activated packages that keep your hands warm. You can also buy a similar product which is meant for your toes. These can be bought at the ski hill. If it is especially snowy you may also want tissues or a clothe to clean off you goggles.

Step 8: Shred the Nard!

Now that you are dressed to go skiing be prepared to have a fun day on the slopes!

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    12 years ago on Step 8

    If its sunny out I'll just wear my Dickies and a single layer long sleeve shirt. The shirt usually ends up around my waste after about 20 minutes.


    12 years ago on Introduction

    So you don't just put on a pair of blue jeans and a long shirt like we did in college?


    12 years ago on Introduction

    Hi, those "crazy" dresses you mentioned are not only for the looks. The pants are designed to fit over the ski boots, so the snow stays where it belongs. The jacket closes over the pants without letting the wind blow in. At or a little below freezing point, i'm warm with a t-shirt and boxer shorts as my under armor... 2 weeks ago, it was around 0F with winds up to 40mph. I had to put on some more armor... I used to dress like you for a while, but it just takes too much time and hassle when you ski often. Have fun on the slopes