What to wear to the snow
Next up are the mid-layers, this is where we can start having some fun. These layers will probably be seen when you stop for lunch or an après drink after a long day on the hill. The mid-layer options are endless making it easy to find an item to match your personal style. It is important not to overlook this layer, it is there to keep you warm; insulating and regulating your body heat.
At Rhythm Snowsports we sell both waterproof gloves and liners. Liners are great to add an extra layer under your snow gloves and for walking around the village. However, if you're planning to be in the snow and in the elements opt for a waterproof option.
"Gloves are the most important part of my ski gear! I get cold hands extremely quickly and have had many ski days cut short thanks to unbearably cold hands. I have used many gloves throughout my 28 years skiing and my current favourite are the Swany X-Cell Glove. I love the pocket in the back of the glove where I can stash a couple of hand warmers and the drawstring wrist band that keeps the snow out. My hands will always be cold but a good pair of gloves definitely keeps me on the hill longer." Montana- Content Creation Team
Did you know approximately 60% of body heat escapes from your head, neck, wrists and ankles? These areas must be covered in order to keep warm. That is why the final layer of this list is accessories.
- Once you get dressed, put on an extra layer than you think you will need. If you find you are too hot once you get up the hill, leave it in your car, locker or backpack. Alpine weather can be unpredictable and you will always be grateful you grabbed that extra layer if the weather turns. Trust us!
- Always dry your clothes at the end of the day. There is nothing worse than getting up the hill and realising your gloves are damp! Wet clothing will make you a lot colder a lot faster, ruining a great day on the hill.