One of the most important parts of enjoying being outside in the winter time is being dressed correctly. The easiest way to achieve this is by layering. You probably have everything you need at home!

Base layers

This layer is responsible for keeping your body at a comfortable temperature. Synthetic fabrics are best because they can wick away sweat and keep in heat.

Mid layers

Layers that can be added or removed depending on how warm or cold it is outside. These should fit comfortably between your base layer and outer layer, and shouldn’t restrict your movement.

Outer layer

Your outerwear is key to keeping you warm and dry on the slopes! We recommend a waterproof or water resistant jacket and pants. They can be insulated or just a shell – it’s all up to your personal preference. 

Sun Protection

You’ve probably seen a lot of skiers rocking “goggle tans.” Those are cool, but protecting your skin is even cooler. Always wear sunscreen on the slopes. Many ski areas will have sunscreen available in their ticket offices and in their retail shops, either free of charge or for a small fee.


Protecting your eyes is a must in the mountains! Bright sun reflects off the snow and other surfaces, and you don’t want to risk damage to your eyes. Wear a pair of sunglasses or goggles that filter out harmful UV rays. If you’re just starting out, we recommend finding a pair of goggles with mid-light lenses. That way, you can see in both sunny and cloudy conditions.