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Skiing Equipment

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As a neophyte to the world of skiing you may wonder what kind of skiing equipment you need, besides skis of course!  Further, when it comes to skiing equipment, where can one purchase skiing equipment and what kind of skiing equipment is recommended by the professionals?  After all, when you finally get on the slopes, you will want to make you have the very best skiing equipment supporting you!

First, and foremost, the most valuable skiing equipment can be found in your warm, winter attire.  Remember that when you are skiing you will be outdoors for extended periods of time.  Further, when on the slopes, you will be more exposed to the wind because as you glide down the hilltops and mountainsides, the wind will be resisting you.  Therefore, a serious part of your skiing equipment will be found in your warm jacket, ski pants, skiing boots, gloves, and hats.  If you opt to wear a scarf, it will have to be tucked inside your other attire so you don’t accidentally get it caught on an object while you are skiing.  Also, extra layers of clothing should accompany your skiing equipment—you will be glad you layered your clothing on particularly windy and cold days.

Layered clothing and your warm attire serve two purposes.  If, for whatever reason, you get lost while you are on a skiing expedition, it could be a while before you are found.  Your extra clothing will prove beneficial in warding off hypothermia and you will be more than grateful that you planned for such an incident if you are unfortunate enough to become lost.  Alternatively, along with your winter attire, another thing that should be added to your skiing equipment shopping list is a good pair of skiing goggles.  Remember that wind pressing against you mentioned earlier—the wind can wreak havoc on your eyes—causing them to dry out and burn—or even to become irritated and particularly painful.  Conversely, skiing goggles will help you prevent this from happening.

Along with the rest of your skiing equipment, you will also need a helmet to keep you protected from injury at all times.  You will need a good, sturdy pair of ski poles to accompany all the rest of your skiing equipment—ski poles will help you guide yourself down the slopes and will help you maintain your balance while skiing. Additionally, you will need a quality pair of skis.  You can speak to your local sports gear distributor to see what skis they recommend.  Moreover, and most importantly, bring your sunscreen with you—just because you are skiing in the snow, it doesn’t mean you can’t get a sun burn.

Finally, when your eventful day of skiing is through and you have put all of you skiing equipment away for the evening, you may find it beneficial to have packed a small bottle of lotion—for any wind burn you may have, as well as chap stick, for dry chapped lips from wind exposure and the cold.   In the end, the list of skiing equipment you need to have a good time skiing is pretty lengthy—but well worth every cent!