- Backpack - for extra clothes & supplies
- Hat - if your head is warm the rest of you is likely
to stay warm.
- Water proof Gloves/Mittens - mittens are warmest.
- Goggles/Sunglasses - you definitely need UV
protection, the sun's 40% stronger up here. Goggles are strongly
recommended on cold or snowy days for warmth and increased visibility.
- Jacket/Parka (water resistant)
- Synthetic or wool base layers for top & bottom -
it's better to be warm than cold, you can always shed layers. Synthetic
materials help to wick moisture away from your skin. Once again, NO
- Snow/Water resistant pants - very important, your 1st
day will acquaint your butt to the snow, keep it warm & dry.
- Warm, dry socks - No cotton. Wear only one pair of
- Sunscreen - SPF 15 or higher
- Lip Balm
- Snack, Fruit, Energy Bar
- Trail Map - available for free throughout the
- ID, Wallet, Cash
- Extra Clothes, Shoes - to change into when you're all
done, in order to go out and celebrate your 1st day.
- Water - stay hydrated to help with altitude
- Equipment - either skis, poles and boots; or
snowboard and snowboard specific boots.