If you are contemplating a ski holiday, you may be wondering exactly what you need. From ski clothing to keep you warm and ski equipment to ride on, finding the right items can prove overwhelming. It is important to ask yourself how much kit you will need before venturing into the stores to make your orders. Skiing has a reputation for being a costly affair, but this does not have to be the case. There is plenty of opportunity to spend much less, for more items. The items you cannot do without for a skiing expedition include:
Boots, goggles, skis & poles
When you visit the stores you can find a variety of boots, goggles, skis and poles. If you like you can hire them all at competitive rates, which is likely to costs you around $50 depending with the stores you choose to visit. Goggles offer a better option than sunglasses that offer very little help when it is windy or snowing. Make sure to try them on before buying them to make sure they fit perfectly. A simple pair of goggles can be purchased for $40-$50 at any independent or big chain store. Therefore, you do not have to spend a fortune on the same.
Ski pants & jacket
You can find a wide range of matching pants and jackets at the ski stores, featuring a wide range of designs and colors you will like. You can spend about $1,000 on a state-of-the-art ski pants and jacket. You may also consider checking the discount stores and discount websites and specialist stores, where you will pay about $200 and above. You can choose to buy a ski outfit that will cater for your home, country walks and on the slopes. But if you are operating on a limited budget you can choose to borrow from family or friends. Better still you can always choose to hire from rental stores that cost less than buying.
Ski helmet and gloves/mitten
A helmet should be worn every time you ski. Some people argue they do not need a helmet because they do not ski fast. But you need to understand every slope can be rock hard. Therefore, you will need a helmet to protect your head against a fall. Besides you could be hit by a snowboarder or skier going by. Basic gloves can easily get soaked inside and outside in the event of falling. Hence, the waterproof and breathable gloves offer a better option. Mittens are warmer compared with gloves particularly the ones fitted with a thin silk glove liner for the perfect extra layer of warmth. For less than $30 you can get yourself a pair of gloves or mitten.