28 AWESOME SKIING TIPS FOR BEGINNERS

HOW TO PROPERLY PUT ON YOUR GEAR

SKI HELMET

Make sure that when you put on your ski helmet you do it the right way. This means to adjust your chin strap so it fits. Not too tight and not loose. Be confident it won’t fall off if you topple over on the slopes. If you are wearing ski goggles pay attention to whether they have a snap-back strap. If they do, they can be worn under the helmet. But most helmets are designed for ski goggles to be worn over the top of them.

SKI SOCKS

It’s easy for beginners to think the snow will be really cold. They then double up on socks and don’t realize their mistake. If you wear more than one layer of sock you risk your feet overheating and sweating. When this happens it is easy for your feet to blister. You also will experience colder feet as the moisture in your socks starts to freeze. Spend time looking at ski socks and find a good pair that will stay up, and support your terrain and learning.

SKI BOOTS

It is often tricky to get ski boots right the first time when you don’t know how they should feel. Ski boots should be tight around the shin, but not crushing your leg. The bottom of your ski boot doesn’t need to be as tight. The main purpose of the buckles on the foot is to make your boot water resistant and keep snow out. Fasten these so that they are comfortable, don’t feel the need to suffocate your feet!

It is also a good idea to get boots with a low flex that feels soft. Beginners should avoid flexes of over 80 on their boots. Women should look for a flex of 50-60. Men should consider flex in their boots of 60-80.

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