First Timer Vocabulary

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For a first time skier or snowboarder you might be a little overwhelmed by all the new vocabulary, so we’ve put together a list of some of the things you might be wondering just what they are, which in turn will help you be a little more prepared for your first ski holiday. Some of the things we’ll cover are gondolas, snow parks, and magic carpets, plus looking at some of the gear you may need.


Booking Your First Ski Holiday

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If you’re new to skiing then booking your first ski holiday might appear to be a daunting task, with so much to consider from how to get to the mountains, to what happens when you’re there, and have you got everything you need organised. Well, if this sounds like you, read on through our helpful guide to know exactly what you need as well as understanding how we can help so it makes your first experience of skiing one to remember for all the right reasons!


Skiing For the First Time – What to Wear

Children in various coloured ski clothing

If you are taking part in the exhilarating sport of skiing for the first time, maybe with a partner or friends, you will want to look good. However, it is also important to wear specific clothing to be safe and make sure you are protected from the cold.

It is possible to look great and also dress well for skiing. A major thing, to ensure that you can ski properly and not fall over as much, is to wear a pair of boots that fit you properly, teamed with a comfy pair of ski socks. A pair of thick ski pants are essential, in order to protect you from the cold.

Children in various coloured ski clothing

The great thing is, that there are so many different types of skiing websites out there now, complete with skiing clothing to purchase. This means that you can find a warm but fashionable pair of ski pants for you, whether you are male or female, they come in all different makes and colours so have a look around. A ski helmet will keep your head warm and will also protect you if you fall, these are very important especially when skiing in dangerous conditions.

Helmets aren’t mandatory, however there have been so many accidents during skiing which have tragically resulted in fatalities, so in these circumstances safety comes before fashion. However, just like the ski pants, the range of ski helmets out there is huge. Maybe if you look for a helmet on the same website that you bought the pants, you can look for one that matches. You can even get a customised helmet, so if you are a bit of a diva and want to bring this to the slopes, why not add some glitter or sparkle to your helmet.

It is important to wear a few layers of clothes on your upper body, to ensure maximum warmth. I would recommend two everyday tops, followed by a warm fleece, and finally a protective ski jacket on top. The ski jacket is the only item that you should be concerned about looking good, because it is the only item that will be visible. Ski jackets come in all different colours, so if you get one that is similar to the rest of your outfit you will look stylish and coordinated. Complete your look with a pair of warm ski gloves, and you are ready to hit the slopes.

This post was supplied on behalf of Simply Piste, online ski clothing store.