Waterproof, breathable ski gear is an absolute must for any ski holiday. Always bring a good pair of ski/snowboard trousers or salopettes, a ski jacket, waterproof ski/snowboard gloves, base layers, goggles, thick ski socks and a snood. However, the weather may also play a factor in your choice of gear. As we move into the spring, it’s likely that you’ll be blessed with stunning blue skies and radiant sunshine. On these days, the thick winter jacket might feel a bit overkill, so if you’re planning a spring skiing holiday, we recommend bringing a lighter jacket and salopettes, and a thin base layer for wearing underneath. Make sure your spring gear is designed for the slopes though, as you’ll still need it to be waterproof.
The weather can also affect visibility. Cloudy days can result in low or flat light, whilst sunny bluebird days can cause glare which can get annoying. It’s not vital but it could be worth bringing both low and bright lenses for your goggles, so you’ll be unstoppable on the slopes whatever the weather!
For those of you still getting to grips with skiing or snowboarding, it’s worth packing some safety gear to protect you from those inevitable falls. Impact shorts are a top recommendation, and wrist guards can be useful for snowboarders.
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