|First Day Checklist|
Ski or Snowboard Clothing Checklist
Goggles (preferred over sunglasses)
Ski / Snowboard Trip Tips
Jewelry such as rings and earrings transfer cold easily. If you are susceptible to the cold, stash your jewelry.
Keep a granola bar or cookie in an interior jacket pocket. Your body expends calories to keep your internal "thermostat" at a comfortable temperature, so a snack on the chairlift between breakfast and lunch or lunch and dinner is more than necessary.
Rule of thumb: NEVER WEAR COTTON while skiing or snowboarding. Cotton traps moisture next to your skin, allows heat to escape, and should be saved for summer. When choosing ski or snowboard clothing, look for fabrics like Capilene, Thinsulate, Goretex, Coolmax, or Polypropalene. These fabrics are specifically designed to keep heat in and moisture out. In the end, you'll be much more comfortable!
Don't spend an arm and a leg on clothing. You probably already own most of the listed items above. If you need to buy items, shop around. Most discount clothing apparel and generic sporting stores will stock everything you'll need. Yes, there are many specialty niche stores who will carry high-performance, name brand items, but if you're just starting, keep the clothing thing simple.
Even though temperatures are cool and you have a chair lift to transport you to the top of the mountain, you will need to drink lots of water. Make many stops at the drinking fountain. Some people even wear a hydration pack under their ski or snowboard jackets - whatever works for you, remain hydrated.
Earlier is better. Try to arrive at least one hour prior to a ski or snowboard lesson. You will need to be fitted with proper equipment, which may take a few minutes. If you're not an early riser, take the noon or 1:30pm lesson.
Skis and Snowboards - please purchase your package at the ticket booth
Your beginner program includes a lesson, a beginner lift ticket, and ski or snowboard equipment (complete with boots and poles). Our rental team will outfit you with all your gear. Please purchase packages at our ticket booth then report to the Rental Shop.
Recommended Program for Children Ages 5 - 12