Family winter trips are never complete without skiing. More than the snow itself, engaging in sports during the colder season is an American practice. Nothing is more exciting in the winter than a long slide down the slopes.
Before you go skiing, however, it is important that you keep yourself warm, comfortable, and safe. You should also know that children will want to enjoy the vacation as much as you do, so get them the right gear.
Warmth and Safety
An important tip in dressing up for ski trips is that although dressing in layers is vital, cotton shouldn’t be the first layer underneath all the clothing. Cotton can retain sweat and use the moisture to cool the body some more. Children may be prone to coughs, colds, or pneumonia if they aren’t dressed properly. Go for thermal wear to maintain the body heat underneath all the layers.
When selecting the right gear for your children, choose skis or snowboards that fit their size and weight. When a skiing board is too large or too heavy, your kids will find it difficult to lug around and slide with. Instead of going for the standard ski sets, rent out a Jr. Package, which includes skis, boots, and poles for the size and height of your child.
When, How, and Where
It’s more convenient to have your own ski equipment, but for growing children, leasing may be better for now. Down payments will cost less, and you won’t need to buy another set for the next year once they’ve outgrown them.
Before you buy or lease gear from a ski shop, make sure that the assistants measure your child properly so that they won’t have issues about loose or tight garments later on while skiing. The helmet and goggles are two of the most important gears – those should be snug around your child’s head.
We know how important your child’s comfort and safety is to you. Visit American Ski Exchange today and we’ll attend to all your ski equipment needs.