5 tips for skiing in cold weather
There's no better way to enjoy winter than to ski on the slopes.The only problem is that it tends to be a bit chilly when it snows, and most of us aren't used to being outside all day.Dress for winter weather is common sense.If you want to stay warm while still staying flexible enough to twist and go downhill, consider these five winter skiing tips.
1) Thin Socks
Our general logic is that the more clothes we wear, the warmer we will be.That's why we wear long-sleeved T-shirts, sweaters, jackets and scarves.The same logic doesn't apply to your feet.Your blood needs to circulate to your feet to keep them warm.
If you wear an extra pair of socks when your feet are already wearing tight boots, it will only make you colder.Wear thin exercise socks.Not only are your feet warmer, they're more comfortable!
2) Keep your batteries alive
Climbing to the top of the mountain is a great photo opportunity.How could you say no?The problem is that cold weather and phone batteries don't mix well.To make matters worse, cell phone reception in the mountains is often not very good, and between the cold and the constant search for a signal, your phone will shut down for a very short time.
Put the phone in an inside pocket close to your body so it stays warm (and has more padding) and put it on airplane mode.When you're at the foot of the hill, you can always check your messages so you can guarantee at least a 90 percent batting average by the end of the day.
3) Stay hydrated
It's easy to remember to drink water when we're sweating, but it's easy to forget to drink water when we're in sub-zero temperatures and surrounded by frozen water (aka snow).But the sun will reflect a very bright light off the surface, and with all that movement, you'll quickly become dehydrated.
Stay hydrated in cold weather and make sure each couple drinks some water as they head down the mountain.You'll have more energy and less pain at the end of the day.
4) long gloves
A warm person is your best friend.It's like having your own fireplace.The good thing now is that they have a variety of options.For example, there are 7 hour foot warmers that make sure your toes never get cold, even if you've been on the slopes all day!There are body warmers, hand warmers and heated hats.
Give it a waxing
We all want to slide through the snow, but after a few downhills, snow and other debris start to build up and make things slimy.Learning how to wax a board is easy and one of the first things you should do when you want to ski.Keeping a few sticks of wax in your kit bag and one in your jacket pocket is an easy fix.Not only that, but it also gives you something to do while you wait for the ski lift!
Embrace the cold
Not many people like winter.The only benefit was the ability to go skiing.So, follow these tips, and don't forget to bring your warm clothes, and you're sure to have the best day imaginable on the slopes!