Heading up the mountain on a crisp winter day for a day of skiing is an exciting way to spend the day. The best way to prepare for a day on the slopes is to make sure you have the ski equipment essentials you need. If you’re a beginner, you might think all you need are skis, poles, and maybe a nice warm jacket, but getting ready to ski takes a little more shopping than that.

One of the most important things to remember when buying your ski equipment is that skiing is a sport. Like any other sport, the proper equipment is essential if you want to have an enjoyable and safe experience. Try not to be intimidated by the amount of ski equipment you need. After all, you’re starting a new adventure, and sometimes that means you have to by a lot of stuff!

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Ski Clothing Must-Haves

Heading up the mountain on a crisp winter day for a day of skiing is an exciting way to spend the day. The best way to prepare for a day on the slopes is to make sure you have the ski equipment essentials you need. If you’re a beginner, you might think all you need are skis, poles, and maybe a nice warm jacket, but getting ready to ski takes a little more shopping than that.

One of the most important things to remember when buying your ski equipment is that skiing is a sport. Like any other sport, the proper equipment is essential if you want to have an enjoyable and safe experience. Try not to be intimidated by the amount of ski equipment you need. After all, you’re starting a new adventure, and sometimes that means you have to by a lot of stuff!

Fabrics for the different layers

You might be inclined to think the best choice for ski clothing layers to be cotton. Cotton is the worst thing you can wear while skiing. Cotton stays moist once it gets wet. Being wet is the last thing you want swooshing down a snowy mountain in cold weather.

The best fabrics to choose from for your upper body base layer (that is the layer right up against your skin) is polyester and polypropylene, wool, or bamboo. Known as wicking fabrics, these materials are designed to wick moisture away from your skin and keep you dry. Check out Tesla and WoolX for some great base layer choices.

The next layer of clothing you’ll need to equip yourself with is the middle layer for your upper body. Still staying away from cotton, the best choice for your middle layer is wool or fleece. Instead of getting one bulky piece that may hinder your movement, choose several thin layers of fleece or wool sweaters to keep you warm, like those made by Knittons. They’ll move much easier with your body as you’re twisting and turning down the mountain.

Your legs are a little easier to prepare than your upper body because you don’t need a whole lot of layers to keep them happy. You may just need one layer, but you could opt for two.

Basic Ski Equipment

When gathering equipment for your first ski trip, an excellent place to start is by visiting a ski shop who specialize in helping you find the best ski essentials. The shop should employ knowledgeable staff, who are ready to give you all the help you need. They’re there not only to help you pick the items you need but to make sure they’re all the right fit for you.

Skis

ski

The first thing you might think of when getting yourself ready to ski, are the actual skis themselves. When you walk into a ski shop, the best thing to do is talk to the ski expert who works there. Most ski stores will have a chart to help you pick the proper skis for your height, weight, and expert level. Beginners are better off choosing shorter skis because they’re easier to maneuver than long skis.

Keep your eye out for the brands K2 and Rossignol. They have been the frontrunners of quality skis for decades. The terrain you’ll be skiing on is also a consideration, but beginners can’t go wrong with an all-mountain ski. These skis will cover most of the mountain types and difficulties beginners will encounter.

SaleBestseller No. 1
OutdoorMaster Kelvin Ski Helmet - Snowboard Helmet for Men, Women & Youth (Black,M)
  • COMFORTABLE SAFETY - Ski helmet built for both comfort and safety. Equipped with REINFORCED ABS SHELL & SHOCK-ABSORBING EPS CORE.
  • CHOOSE BETWEEN 13 DIFFERENT COLOR OPTIONS - Sleek design available in 13 different color combinations for you to choose from. All in matte finish.
  • ADJUSTABLE SIZE - Size adjustment dial for a perfect fit. EASY TO WASH removable ear pads & inner fleece liner.
  • BEST-IN-CLASS VENTILATION - Equipped with 14 individual vents for next-level ventilation for HOURS OF COMFORTABLE SKIING.
  • WHAT YOU GET - 1 x OutdoorMaster Ski Helmet, OutdoorMaster's friendly customer service.
Bestseller No. 2
ANSMIO Ski Goggles, Pack of 2 Snowboard Goggles Windproof, UV Protection for Outdoor Riding for Kids, Youth, Men and Women
  • 【ANSMIO GOGGLES SET】:Package comes with 2 piece of goggles in same lenses color, the size of the goggles are 7x3''. With a variety of cool lenses, multicolored, imitated red, silver and gray, each of them is a super cool choice, they not only prevent you from being damaged by harmful light, bright sunshine, strong wind and thick snow fall, but also to let you not miss any scenery while outdoor sporting.
  • 【ADJUSTABLE STRAP】:Equipped with an extended adjustable elastic headband to ensure that the goggles can be used when wearing a helmet. Safety first! The unique double-layer lens design prevents wind from directly blowing into your eyes and prevents fogging on the lens and there are thick foam inside the ski goggles frame, which keeps the goggles from pinching your face while ensuring the fresh air circulation.
  • 【MATERIAL】:Made of durable polyurethane with UV protection PC lenses, well block out the harmful ultraviolet light, reduce light intension and road reflect stray glare. Ensure safety!
  • 【WIDE APPLICATION】: Scientific design with adjustable headband and flexible frame make these googles fit most people, women, men, kids who over 10 years old, girls and boys. It is also compatible with most helmets, keep safe and enjoy it with your friends or family. Suitable for the following outdoor sports:skiing, motorcycle, riding, motorcross, mountaineering, Champagne party etc.
  • 【💡 ATTENTION & 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE】:💡Need to remove the protective film of the inner lens before use to get a clear view. ANSMIO provides 100% satisfaction guarantee for every customer that purchased our products.If there is any problem with our products,feel free to contact us via Amazon.We will solve the problem as soon as possible.

Bindings

ski binding

On your skis, you’ll need bindings. Bindings work just like they sound they should: they bind your boots to your skis. Ski shops can help you fit bindings to the skis you’ve picked out based on your height and weight. Look Pivot and Salomon are solid binding choices but check with the specialist. You want them to fit well to your skis, be lightweight, and have a low tension release. A low tension release will allow your boots to break away from your skis if you fall. If you’re a beginner, plan on falling. The last thing you want is to twist while falling and have your skis still connected to your boots. It can cause serious injury.

Bestseller No. 1
LOOK Pivot 14 GW Ski Bindings Forza 2.0 115mm
  • Long Elastic Travel - Longer elastic travel ensures more reliable retention to keep you in when you need
  • Short Mountin Zone - The shortened mounting zone provides less swing weight, improved response, and a deeper, rounder, more consistent ski flex
  • Gripwalk - GRIPWALK compatible bindings ensure perfect compatibility with two boot sole standards: - Traditional Alpine soles (ISO 5355) - GRIPWALK soles (future ISO 23223 standard)
  • Rolling Control - LOOK binding components are designed to deliver industry-leading roll coupling strength (boot-to-binding interface)
  • Full Action Toe Piece - Featuring 45mm of elastic travel and 180° multi-directional release, the FULL ACTION toe piece delivers best-in-class retention and release
Bestseller No. 3
Salomon S/Max F10 Skis w/ M10 GW Bindings Mens Sz 170cm
  • Dimensions: 121-73-104
  • Radius: 15m
  • Rocker: Full Camber
  • Edge Amplifier SL
  • Semi Sandwich

Boots

ski boots

Speaking of boots, they are the next piece of ski equipment you will need. How else will you attach the skis to your feet? As a beginner, you want to choose boots that are flexible. When choosing boots, be sure to try them on while wearing ski socks to get a more accurate fit. You may be tempted to get the best looking boot, but go for quality first. Technica, Atomic, and Nordica made the highest rated ski boot for both men and women for 2018. Get a professional boot fit, if possible, because you want properly fitting ski boots at every level.

Bestseller No. 1
Rossignol EVO 70 Mens Ski Boots Black/Red Sz 10.5 (28.5)
  • Relaxed Fit - Relaxed Fit features a 104mm last with wider forefoot, toe box, and ankle areas for generous all-day comfort and support
  • Reduced Weight, Full Power - Engineered Sensor Matrix shell design reduces boot weight and delivers direct-to-ski energy transfer
  • Easy Entry - Softer plastic around the instep allows for easier opening of the boot overlap for smooth entry and exit
  • Custom Comfort - Custom liners offer internal customization for enhanced comfort and support
  • GRIPWALK Compatible (sold separately) - GRIPWALK soles feature a rubber tread and rockered toe for a more natural walking motion and increased traction
Bestseller No. 2
Salomon X Access 70 Wide Ski Boots Mens Sz 10/10.5 (28/28.5) Black/Race Blue/Wht
  • FIT - Two key technologies for a perfect fit: Intuitive Shell for easy step-in and Flex Liner for adaptable comfort
  • Performance and energy transmission - Oversized Pivot and Twinframe technologies deliver precise energy transmission from the skier through the ski
  • Lightweight - Light construction (1,65KG) for more fun with less effort
  • Twinframe - The Twinframe design delivers rebound, flex and improved control with enhanced responsiveness
  • Flex liner - Liner specifically designed with flex areas around the calf and ankles for optimized comfort
Bestseller No. 3
Columbia Women's Heavenly Slip II Omni-Heat Snow Boot, sea Salt, Fawn, 8
  • OMNI-HEAT: Our patented Heat Reflective garments are the ultimate body heat management system for outdoor performance. The interior lining consists of our metallic dot pattern designed to retain heat, while the breathable fabric dissipates moisture.
  • OMNI-TECH: Our proprietary technology provides air-permeable protection that's waterproof and breathable, keeping mother nature's elements out, at the same time allowing the inside to breathe, keeping you dry and comfortable no matter the conditions.
  • STYLE MEETS FUNCTION: The perfect combination of function and style, this sleek insulated boot draw subtle attention everywhere it goes, while keeping your feet warm and dry in the extremes.
  • HANDY FEATURES: It features a soft faux fur collar and lining, excellent 200g insulation, a removable contoured PU footbed, and our signature Omni-GRIP non-marking traction rubber outsole make this boot perfect for any cold, icy days.
  • TEMPERATURE RATINGS: Rated -25F/-32C for cold, heavy snow days.

Poles

pole

While not exactly for your feet, you’ll need ski poles to help you navigate down the mountain. When choosing ski poles, you want to pick a pair that is strong, light, and flexible. To measure the proper length of the best ski pole for you, stand in your ski boots and hold the ski pole upside down. A basket is a round part at the bottom of the ski pole. Grab the ski pole under the basket and look at your arm. If the ski pole is the perfect length, your elbow bend will be at a 90-degree angle. If not, choose a shorter or longer pole until you see that 90-degree bend.

Lots of people choose their ski poles based on the brand of their skis, and with K2 or Rossignol, you can’t go wrong.

SaleBestseller No. 1
Atomic AMT Ski Poles Sz 125cm (50in) Black
  • 3 Aluminum Pole Technology
  • Ergonomic AMT Grip (1K)
  • Essential Strap
  • Piste Basket (60mm)
  • Steel Tip
Bestseller No. 2
Rossignol Poker Pro Ski Poles Sz 120cm (48in)
  • Diameter: 18mm
  • Grip: Thumbs Up WC Thermo
  • Shaft: 6061 Dural
  • Basket: 85 & 60mm
  • Tip: Steel
Bestseller No. 3
Rossignol Tactic Ski Poles Sz 125cm (50in) Grey/Black
  • Diameter: 12.7mm
  • Grip: Safety Bi-Mat
  • Shaft: 40% Carbon
  • Basket: 60mm
  • Tip: Carbide

Ski jacket

ski jaket

You will get a waterproof, but a breathable jacket. Gore-Tex is the best fabric for your ski jacket and is the best choice to add to your collection of ski essentials. Some nice features for your jacket could include:

  • Zippers in the back or under your arms to vent in case you get hot
  • A collar that can stand up, to give you an extra layer around your neck, and maybe your chin
  • Inner cuffs on the sleeves to hook over your thumbs, and prevent snow from traveling up your sleeves

The North Face is a quality ski jacket, whose company has been around a long time. They offer a wide variety of coats for everyone, in a range of prices and styles.

SaleBestseller No. 1
MOERDENG Women's Waterproof Ski Jacket Warm Winter Snow Coat Mountain Windbreaker Hooded Raincoat Jacket
  • Waterproof Windproof Snow Ski Jacket, also can fights bad rainy or misty weather, Keep your body always dry and comfortable when you are outside.
  • Adjustable cuffs help to seal and keep warm, and the inner wear-resistant soft shell is highly wind-resistant.
  • Professional water repellent coated, fluff lining and durable fabric guarantees the best heat retention, Relaxed-fit style with quick-dry material.
  • Multipurpose:Downhill Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowsports and other winter outdoor sports.
  • Size notes: Jacket offers a standard fit. Please choose by US size.
Bestseller No. 2
Burton Mens Covert Jacket, Bog Heather New, Large
  • WATERPROOFING: DRYRIDE 2-Layer Nylon Dobby Fabric [10,000MM, 5,000G]
  • WATERPROOFING: DRYRIDE 2-Layer Heathered Polyester Plain Weave Fabric [10,000MM, 5,000G]
  • WATERPROOFING: DRYRIDE 2-Layer Polyester Denim Twill Fabric [10,000MM, 5,000G]
  • WATERPROOFING: DRYRIDE 2-Layer Printed Polyester Plain Weave Fabric [10,000MM, 5,000G], Blocked With DRYRIDE 2-Layer Nylon Dobby Fabric [10,000MM, 5,000G]
  • WATERPROOFING: DRYRIDE 2-Layer Nylon Dobby Fabric [10,000MM, 5,000G] Blocked With Nylon/Polyester Heather Ripstop Fabric [10,000MM, 5,000G]
Bestseller No. 3
Helly-Hansen Womens Motionista LIFAloft Jacket, 591 Trooper, Large
  • This warm and light women's ski jacket is equipped with high tech features in a flattering design. Everything you need for a day charging down the mountain.
  • HELLY TECH PROFESSIONAL: Extremely waterproof and breathable designs and constructions. For highly aerobic, extremely wet or unusually long-lasting activities in extremely harsh conditions. Fully seam sealed. Durable Water Repellency treatment (DWR).
  • FEATURES: Fully insulated with LIFALOFT insulation, LIFE POCKET, Soft stretch lining, RECCO, Detachable powder skirt, Helmet compatible hood, Detachable hood, Adjustable hood, Wrist gaiters with thumb hole, Internal pocket for electronics
  • GOOD FOR: Winter, Resort Skiing, Freeride, Backcountry Ski Touring, Mountaineering
  • FIT: Regular - Neither slim nor oversized. Regular-fitting garments may be worn over thicker midlayers. Pants will have a standard inseam with a cut that's straight through the leg.

Ski pants

ski pants

When thinking of your legs, it’s less necessary to layer. Wearing a pair of long johns under a quality waterproof, but breathable ski pant will do the trick. Again, Gore-tex is the best material for ski outerwear, but the biggest thing you want to look for is waterproof and breathable fabric. You want to make sure your pants aren’t too tight so that you can breathe, and your under layer has room to wick moisture away from your legs. On the other hand, you don’t want them baggy because you don’t want your legs to get caught up in your ski equipment.

Check out Trailside and Arctix to find pants that are form-fitting, but with room to move with you across the snow.

SaleBestseller No. 1
Arctix Men's Snow Sports Cargo Pants, Black, Medium/Regular
  • 85 grams Thematic Insulation offers warmth in a lightweight, low bulk garment (keeps you warm at temperatures from 20 Degree to 35 Degree)
  • 600 denier ballistic are used to reinforce the ankle, scuff and hem guards to hold up against daily wear and tear
  • Adjustable waist for comfortable fit
  • Boot zippers for easy on and off, along with cargo pockets and O-ring for keys, gloves, and/or lift tickets. Dual cargo pockets
  • Boot gaiters with grippers form a seamless integration with boots to keep warmth in and moisture out
SaleBestseller No. 2
Arctix Women's Insulated Snow Pants, Black, Small/Regular
  • Adjustable black 22 millimeter resin strap fits up to 8-inch wrist circumference
  • 100-hour chronograph; 24-hour countdown timer; 3 vibrating & audible daily alarms
  • 24-hour military time mode; 3 time zones; Occasion reminders; Hydration timer; Calendar
  • Black 43 millimeter resin case with acrylic lens; Gray digital display; Indiglo light-up watch dial
  • Water-resistant to 100 meter (330 feet): In general, suitable for snorkeling, as well as swimming, but not diving
SaleBestseller No. 3
Arctix Men's Essential Snow Pants, Black, Large/Regular
  • THERMALOCK: durable coating that offers a higher resistant to outdoor elements including Wind, Water and Snow. Also provides resistant to impact and abrasion damage.
  • THERMATECH: engineered synthetic 85g insulation that offers high degree of warmth. Technology that removes the bulk and weight of the insulation which helps with mobility.
  • REINFORCED: 600 Denier Ballistic reinforced ankle, scuff and hem guards holds up against the daily wear and tear.
  • ADJUSTABILITY: waist strap for a more secure and comfortable fit including BELT LOOPS
  • GAITERS: Boot Gaiters with Grippers form a seamless integration with boots to keep warmth in and the wintry elements out.

Helmets

ski helmet

Moving up to your head, you need goggles and a helmet. Not everyone will choose to wear a helmet, but it’s a good idea. When you’re skiing down the side of a mountain, there’s always a possibility you will fall, no matter your experience level. The less experience you have, the higher the chances are you’ll be spending some time falling on the ground. Some of those falls are going to be hard because you’re going fast, and you can’t predict how the fall will go. Make the smart choice and go with a helmet.

You don’t want to skimp on quality here, so look for brands like, Smith who have consistently high ratings.

You want to shop for your goggles and your helmet at the same time because the goggles you choose need to fit with the helmet you choose. Let’s start with the helmet. You want to pick a helmet that fits comfortably on your head but doesn’t move around. Ask the ski professional in the store for advice on the best fit.

SaleBestseller No. 1
OutdoorMaster Kelvin Ski Helmet - Snowboard Helmet for Men, Women & Youth (Black,L)
  • COMFORTABLE SAFETY - Ski helmet built for both comfort and safety. Equipped with REINFORCED ABS SHELL & SHOCK-ABSORBING EPS CORE.
  • CHOOSE BETWEEN 13 DIFFERENT COLOR OPTIONS - Sleek design available in 13 different color combinations for you to choose from. All in matte finish.
  • ADJUSTABLE SIZE - Size adjustment dial for a perfect fit. EASY TO WASH removable ear pads & inner fleece liner.
  • BEST-IN-CLASS VENTILATION - Equipped with 14 individual vents for next-level ventilation for HOURS OF COMFORTABLE SKIING.
  • WHAT YOU GET - 1 x OutdoorMaster Ski Helmet, OutdoorMaster's friendly customer service.
Bestseller No. 2
Wildhorn Highline Ski Helmet
  • US Ski Team Approved - Wildhorn is a proud supplier of the US Ski Team. Designed in Utah by avid skiers and boarders, Wildhorn provides performance and style at a price anyone can afford. We don’t believe that just world-class riders deserve world-class equipment, we invite all experiences to level up and join the fun. Our Highline ski helmet offers top-notch features from proven MIPS technology to Fine Tune Adjustment, X-Static removable liners, and more.
  • MIPS - Unmatched head and neck protection. Multi-Directional Impact Protection System mimics the brain’s protective structure by reducing rotational forces caused by angled impacts to the head. The helmet’s shell and liner are separated by a low friction layer which allows the mips helmet to slide, noticeably reducing trauma to the brain in the case of impacts. An X-static removable liner for sweat resistance, plush feel and increased warmth takes comfort & safety to a whole new level.
  • Unmatched Fit & Sizing - The Highline mips snow helmet creates a perfect balance of lightweight design with unmatched fit & comfort. The largest size weighing 428g this travel-friendly ski helmet for men, women and kids will be your must have for all your mountain adventures. The Highline is available in three varied sizes and features a patented FTA (Fine Tune Adjustment) system that offers micro-adjustments for the perfect fit. Please size up if near the largest measurement for a size.
  • Comfort Where It Matters- Our Highline ski helmet features 12 strategically placed vents that gives you ultimate climate control in all conditions. There's nothing worse than foggy goggles. Our brow vents allow for increased airflow to prevent blurry vision on the mountain. We also added a three position adjustable VNT vent system that allows you to open or close to adjust goggle venting or heat retention. A helmet for whatever the mountain brings.
  • Non Stop Features- We know you're already sold but we thought we'd share a few more of our favorite features. In addition to the seamless experience with our Pipeline ski goggles the Highline mips snowboard helmet creates a great fit with all major brand goggles. The quick snap retainer keeps goggles in place and helps to prevent the unwanted gaper gap. New to the Highline we upgraded our chinstrap to feature an easy on and off Fidlock buckle.
SaleBestseller No. 3
Oakley Mod5 Snow Helmet, Matte Grey, Medium
  • Modular brim system (MBS) creates seamless helmet and goggle integration and aids in goggle anti-fog performance
  • Hybrid outer shell construction provides increased impact protection and puncture resistance to common high-impact areas while keeping overall helmet weight down
  • Boa closure system provides 270 degrees of adjustment, and Fid lock magnetic buckle allows for one-handed use while wearing gloves
  • Adjustable venting in rear allow for temperature regulation, and non-pressure, around-ear Ear pads have a slot for audio systems
  • EPS impact liner, and a removable, Machine-washable comfort liner

Goggles

ski goggles

After you’ve picked your helmet, choose your goggles. The best way to choose a compatible pair of goggles is to see if your helmet brand also makes goggles. You’ll get the best fit by matching brands. The goggles you choose need to fit with your helmet. That means it’s essential to buy these two ski essentials at the same time. Goggles are made to protect your eyes from the sun, wind, and snow, so choose a pair with both UVA and UVB protection. Try them on with your helmet to make sure they’re comfortable on your face, and a good fit so they won’t slide off when you’re moving your body around.

If you want to look at some brands which don’t necessarily match your helmet, but are good quality, try DragonScott, or Bolle.

Bestseller No. 1
OutdoorMaster OTG Ski Goggles - Over Glasses Ski/Snowboard Goggles for Men, Women & Youth - 100% UV Protection (Black Frame + VLT 10% Grey Lens with REVO Silver)
  • OTG (OVER-THE-GLASSES) DESIGN - Ski goggles that fits over glasses. Suitable for both ADULTS AND YOUTH.
  • ANTI-FOG LENS & EXCELLENT OPTICAL CLARITY - Dual-layer lens technology with anti-fog coated inner lens gives you a FOG-FREE SKI EXPERIENCE.
  • SAFE & RELIABLE WITH UV PROTECTION - Soft TPU frame with lenses that provide 100% UV400 protection and YEARS OF RELIABLE USE.
  • UNIVERSAL HELMET COMPATIBILITY - Extra long elastic strap ensures great helmet compatibility with all helmets. Suitable for both adults & teens.
  • WHAT YOU GET: 1 x OutdoorMaster OTG Ski Goggles, 1 x Carrying Pouch, CUSTOMER-FAVORITE LIFETIME WARRANTY and friendly customer service.
Bestseller No. 2
Oakley Flight Deck Ski Goggles, Matte Black/Prizm Black Irid
  • OAKLEY FLIGHT DECK SKI GOGGLES: Inspired by the helmet visors of fighter pilots, our snow goggles maximize your field of view, so you won't miss a single target of opportunity.
  • PRIZM + HDO TECHNOLOGY: Prizm engineered lenses help you see contrast on the mountain in a variety of light and snow conditions, plus, ski goggles with Oakley High Definition Optics (HDO) offer truer, more accurate vision versus conventional lenses.
  • PRESCRIPTION EYEWEAR COMPATIBLE: Discreet frame notches at temples provide compatibility with most prescription eyewear + F3 Antifog coating to absorb moisture and eliminate haze, protection against UVA/UVB/UVC + blue light protection.
  • RIDGELOCK TECHNOLOGY + HIGH IMPACT: Changing lenses is quick and easy, while still allowing complete a lens seal to prevent harsh conditions from penetrating into your goggle + lenses meets impact requirements based on ANSI Z87.1 and EN 166 standards.
  • FLEXIBLE O MATTER FRAME + TRIPLE LAYER FOAM: A soft and pliable Oakley goggle frame conforms to your face like our ski and snowboard goggles were meant just for you + triple layer foam provides all-day comfort with moisture-wicking polar fleece lining.
Bestseller No. 3
2-Pack Snow Ski Goggles, Snowboard Goggles for Men, Women, Youth, Kids, Boys or Girls
  • Suitable for Every Member of The Family: Bring these 2 essential snow ski goggles with your family or friends for winter outdoor sports. Goggles fit kids, teens, youth and adults (over 5 years old). Warm reminder, children should ski under the protection of adults. It is recommended to use helmets when skiing.
  • Suitable for All Kinds of Winter Outdoor & Indoor Activities: Perfect to use them when you are stepping on your skis or snowboard, skiing, skating, climbing, riding on your motorcycle/mountain bike, skydiving, bungee jumping, playing shooting games, doing an experiment in a lab, working in a construction site or having a snowball fight. Get rid of the fear of wind, dust, cold air, snow, glare and harmful lights.
  • Functional Lenses: In the sunny skiing days, the Multicolor lenses sharpen your vision, as they block out a significant amount of ultraviolet light, filter out snow brightness. In the cloudy days, the transparent lenses will ensure the clarity of your vision and improve your brightness. In the night, orange lenses and yellow lenses will be your best choice, giving you a clear vision.
  • Safe & Comfortable: With the safe, elastic ABS frame and the durable, impact resistance PC lens, which protect you from bright sunshine, strong wind and thick snow fall, the goggles protect your eyes from nearly all dimensions. Also, the thick and soft layer of sponge on the frame is padding around your eye sockets for prolonged wear without fatigue, discomfort and irritation.
  • Functional Air Vents & Adjustable Head Strap: We redesign the place of air vents on the top of the frame for a better air cycle. So that you will anti fog up during long-term use. The adjustable elastic head strap which is change the size, fits most of people, with or without use helmet.

Mittens or gloves?

ski mitten

Mittens keep your hands a bit warmer, but they don’t give you as much finger control. Gloves give you control over your digits, but they’re not as warm. Carhartt and N’Ice Caps offer ski mittens that customers love, and you can buy them right on Amazon. Be sure to read the reviews from real customers to pick the perfect pair for you.

If your hands tend to get cold, but you prefer gloves, you can always add a thin glove layer underneath to keep your hands from getting too cold. As a beginner, you might spend some time on the ground. However, you do not want your hands to stay wet after you’ve fallen. So, choose a quality glove. Carhartt also has a line of great quality gloves, in addition to their mittens.

Bestseller No. 1
Carhartt Men's WP Waterproof Insulated Glove, Black, Large
  • Durable, all-purpose polytex shell
  • Digital-grip palm and stick-grip fingers and thumb
  • FastDry technology lining wicks away sweat
  • Waterproof insert
  • Fleece cuff with adjustable wrist strap closure
Bestseller No. 2
Flamino Winter Ski Gloves, Made with 3M Thinsulate Insulation, Waterproof Work Gloves with Touchscreen, Warm Snow Gloves for Women and Men in Cold Weathers
  • 【3M Thinsulate Insulation】 Constructed with dense 40g 3M Thinsulate Insulation and loftier, 150g 3M Thinsulate Insulation, Flamino winter gloves lock the heat much more efficiently than other gloves, withstanding coldness to -30°F (-34°C), thus keeping your hands warm and comfortable without bulkiness.
  • 【Waterproof & Moisture Wicking】 Built-in with a special TPU layer that resists water from outside meanwhile expels the excess moisture generated by hands, the ski & snow gloves provide you with the genuine warmth of dry comfort.
  • 【Touch Screen Friendly】 The thumb and index finger areas are coated with conductive PU material, allowing you to take photos, answer calls, or use the navigation apps without taking off the warm winter gloves. Note: extreme coldness may affect the touch performance of your phones.
  • 【Fit for Multiple Occasions】 Ideal weight and warmth keeping capability make the work & ski gloves fit for most winter activities, such as commuting, snow removing, logging, cycling, hiking, climbing, skiing, snowboarding, etc.
  • 【Convenient Zipper Pocket】 The specially designed zipper pocket greatly ensures your property safety! Cash, credit cards, and keys are all important, thus we are here to keep important things within your sight, providing you with safety and convenience. Besides, if you have any questions, please contact us and we’ll reply within 24 hours.
Bestseller No. 3
BURTON Mens Profile Glove, True Black, Medium
  • Screen Grab� Toughgrip� Palm for Total Touchscreen Control
  • DRYRIDE 2-Layer Fabric
  • Thermacore� Insulation
  • Brushed Microfiber Fixed Lining
  • Ergonomic Pre-Curved Fit

Scarves

Another exposed area of your body that you need to cover is your neck. This area is easy enough to cover with a woolen scarf. Qinglonglin scarves wrap around your neck. You can also pull them up over your nose and mouth, giving you nice warmth out there in the snow.

Most ski jackets will have the ability to zip all the way to your chin, so you’ll have your scarf around your neck, and the waterproof layer of your zipped up jacket to keep you dry.

Heading to the Slopes

This list of essential ski equipment might seem intimidating to beginners, but it doesn’t have to be daunting. There are a lot of little and big essentials you need to get going on your ski adventure, but relax! Shopping for and choosing the right equipment can be a fun adventure all in itself.

With a wide variety of styles, colors, and brands, you can create a whole ski look all your own. Surrounding yourself with quality ski equipment of your choice is likely to boost your confidence out on the slopes. So, get to your favorite ski shop, talk to an expert, and equip yourself. Your essential ski equipment will make your ski trip the best! And don’t forget the sunscreen!

Last update on 2021-10-25 at 23:03 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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