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Skiing & Proper Eyewear
Whether you’re an expert or a beginner, skiing requires that you have the proper equipment to enjoy your time on the slopes. If you have never skied before be sure to get ski instructions and basic safety rules while skiing. You can buy all the necessary and basic ski equipment, but there is one piece of ski equipment that comes first. Skiers routinely wear goggles or sunglasses to tone down the sun's reflection on the brilliant white snow. Goggles or sunglasses help you to avoid damage to your eyes. If you wear prescription glasses, it is challenging to wear goggles over your glasses when skiing, and you cannot remove your prescription glasses when skiing because it diminishes your visual acuity. Listed below are the optimal snow skiing equipment for beginners.
Snow Skiing Equipment for the Beginner
The rule of thumb for snow skiing is to layer up. Take the time to take some ski lessons and review safety concerns on the slopes. The following is a list of suggested snow skiing gear.
- Insulated ski jacket (worn anytime off the slopes) with a lightweight coat underneath, or a quilted, insulated vest.
- Insulated snow pants
- Ski goggles and sunglasses or prescription goggles and sunglasses
- Ski helmet is a must for the bunny slopes or expert trails
- A warm winter hat and face mask
- Insulated gloves with a layer of gloves or mittens that are waterproof
- Base layers or insulated undies
- A neck warmer or scarf made of comfortable fleece
- Seamless insulated and thick ski socks
- Backpack to store extra layers of clothing, water, foods, sunscreen and snacks
- Sunscreen with at least 45 SPF applied before taking to the slopes and throughout the day
- Ski insurance purchased through a broker
If you do not anticipate hitting the slopes often, you might be able to borrow your snow skiing equipment from family or friends. Although, one piece of equipment you cannot borrow is prescription goggles or prescription sunglasses. You cannot go skiing on the slopes without your glasses, and it is difficult and frequently uncomfortable wearing prescription glasses under your goggles. It makes more sense to wear a pair of prescription goggles or sunglasses, a critical piece of your ski equipment. Another option would be to consider wearing a pair of Snowledge ski goggles that comfortably fit over your prescription glasses. When on the brilliant snowy slopes the sun's reflection on the snow can quickly damage your eyes, eyelids, and skin on your face. When spending hours at a time snow skiing, you can develop skin cancer caused by the rays of the sun reflecting off the white snow. You can damage your eyes through your eyes becoming sunburned or develop early cataracts. We have a team of fantastic Opticians and professionals on board to make sure you stay safe while having the time of your life on the ski slopes.
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