First Timer's Guide - Dress the Part
Part of the thrill of skiing and snowboarding is enjoying the
refreshing winter weather. By dressing properly, you'll stay
comfortable no matter what Mother Nature throws at you.
- Dress in layers. A number of lighter layers allow you to adjust
your clothing as the temperature changes.
- Wear a base layer of long underwear or tights.
- Warm collared shirt, turtleneck, sweater or fleece.
- Water and wind resistant pants are the best bet, and you will
be very glad you have them. Snow or ski pants are ideal, but jeans
are OK as long as you bring an extra pair. Avoid sweat pants, they
get wet very quickly! Be sure your pants are wide enough at the
bottom of the legs to fit over large boots.
- Jacket or shell with a high collar, once again water and wind
resistant is best.
- High socks. Only wearing one pair is best. Avoid socks with
big, thick seams if possible.
- Eye protection. Either sunglasses or goggles.
- Gloves or mittens. Gloves allow more freedom of movement, but
mittens are warmer - either way waterproof is best. Avoid knit
gloves, they get wet very quickly.
- Warm hat that covers your ears. The old saying "If your feet
are cold, put on a hat" is true!
- Sunscreen and lip balm, SPF 15 or greater. Even on cloudy days
it is very easy to get too much sun when on the snow.
- Be sure to bring extra clothes to change into for the ride
- You will also need a driver's license or credit card to rent
skis or a snowboard. Please bring them with you to the ticket
The Liberty Mountain Sports
Shop, conveniently located just steps from the slopes, carries
everything listed above. Stop by the shop upon arrival to Liberty
and our friendly staff will help you complete your outfit!