how to dress for the snow

The right clothes can make or break your day! To make sure your day on the slopes is fun, follow these recommendations:

Layers: Don’t let yourself get cold to the bone, dress in layers. This rule is the best advice for staying warm, plus, it allows you to peel off something if you get too warm without sacrificing wind or moisture protection.

  Wicking Layer:  (long underwear.)  This layer should pass moisture away from your skin. Polypropylene or wool undergarments give you a dry layer next to your skin for more warmth. Don’t wear cotton– it gets cold when wet and very slow to dry.
ft_vest Insulating Layer (middle layer): Polyester pile, fiberfill, wool, thinsulate, etc. are materials that will keep you warm and dry quickly. Down is a good insulator, but unprotected down will wet quickly and is slow to dry.
ft_jacket Protective Layer: Keeps wind, rain and snow out. Rain gear should be large enough to fit over all your clothes and should have a hood.
ft_socks Socks: If your feet get cold it can ruin your day, so don’t take shortcuts with footwear. Wool socks are a must as they keep moisture away from your feet as well as provide warmth. Ski socks are generally thin and help provide a good fit inside your boots. Cotton socks are not recommended.
ft_gloves Gloves: Similar to your feet, having cold hands is no way to spend your day. To keep your hands warm and dry, wear polypropylene liners underneath mittens. Carry a pair of waterproof over mitts. Mittens are warmer than gloves!
ft_helm Headwear: Generally speaking, your head is the greatest source of heat loss on the body, so keep it covered to stay warm. Helmets provide not only warmth, but protection as well. Mt. Rose is a proud supporter of the Lids on Kids program.
how to dress for snow Eyewear: White snow is BRIGHT so get a better perspective on the hill with either goggles or sunglasses. If it is snowing or blowing out, goggles are your best bet.
ft_sunscreen2 Learn not to burn: Not only are you closer to the sun when you are in the mountains, but light reflects off the white snow even when it’s cloudy. Protect your skin and lips with sunscreen and lip salve.

 

 

All listed products are also available at 431 Sports for purchase, located in the Main Lodge. Mt. Rose does not rent clothing items.