Skiing is a great winter activity. There are few things more invigorating then racing down a snowy slope in the middle of winter. It’s a fantastic challenge, and it helps you practice your coordination, determination and patience all at once. It gets you some fresh air and helps you exercise even during the cold winter months when so many other types of exercise might be cut off. Best of all, it’s a lot of fun.

One of the things that’s not so great about skiing is how cold it can get. After all, you’re spending hours at a time out in the chilly snow and ice. The wind whips your face as you glide downhill, and even though you’re generating body heat to help yourself stay warm, it usually isn’t long at all before you start to feel the cold.

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Consider the following

Depending on the conditions of the mountain it is wise to consider all of these while packing for your trip

How cold is it going to be

Always check how cold it will be on the mountain the night before to see how warm you should dress

Is it going to rain or snow

Check the forecast if it's raining make sure you have a waterproof shell if its snowing make sure you have goggles

Wind makes a Differences

Check wind advisories, the wind can make it feel even colder than the actual temperature


Outer Layer
This layer is the layer that will protect you from the snow or rain. Today, a lot of snowboard outerwear is made with Gore-Tex, which is the top of the pile for tech.

Mid Layer

The mid layer is your main insulating layer. A good mid layer will keep heat trapped next to your body. Snowboarders normally skip a mid-layer on the legs as your legs will naturally stay warm whilst riding anyway.
Mid layer for insulation
Inner Layer
This is the layer you wear next to your skin. The main aim of a base layer is to absorb away any sweat your body generates whilst snowboarding as this will keep your body warm.


How do you pick the correct snowboard length? The length of your snowboard will vary depending on your body weight and the type of riding you plan to do. Back in the day, traditional snowboard sizing meant you stand next to the snowboard and if the top hits your chin, great, it fits! While that may be a good place to start, things like ability level, weight, and construction of the board are also important factors in determining the appropriate board length.

When purchasing a snowboard you can check this chart to determine how long of a board you should buy 

Snowboard size chart

Bindings and boots

Snowboard bindings are an integral piece of a snowboarder’s riding experience. Your bindings are your direct connection to your snowboard, transferring your muscle movements to your board. If your snowboard bindings are well matched to your board and style, you'll have a better riding experience. 

Arguably the most important part of your snowboard gear, snowboard boots can make or break your day on the mountain. Snowboard boots must fit comfortably, correctly, and work well with your bindings.
Binding Size chart


Accessories can help you stay safe, keep you warm, and improve your riding conditions.

Snowboard accessories gloves, helmets, facemask, goggles


You don't have to snowboard the trees or catch big air to appreciate a helmet. All snowboarders can enjoy the benefits and warmth that a helmet provides.


A good face covering will block wind, protect you from the sun, keep your face warm, and even provide a little protection from flying objects.


Goggles are an essential part of snowboarding gear to protect your eyes from the elements and injury. Snowboarding exposes your eyes to the wind, sunlight, and occasionally snow. 


A must have when snowboarding especially when you're going down the run. Gloves keep your hands and wrist warm and protect you from the snow or rain.