SKI CLUB EQUIPMENT
HELMET (Sam’s Club has the best deal on these!)
SNOW PANTS/SKI BIB
BASE LAYER (Under Armor type. Not long johns. Synthetic fabric base layer wicks sweat away from the skier, keeping you dry.)
SWEATER/SWEATSHIRT (A wool sweater is the best because wool also wicks sweat. Cotton absorbs sweat. My wool ski sweater came from Goodwill!)
SWEATPANTS/FLANNEL PAJAMA BOTTOMS
WATERPROOF GLOVES OR MITTENS (I will argue that mittens keep your hands warmer if you can handle all of your fingers trapped together.)
LONG SOCKS (as close to the knee has possible. If you are renting equipment, you do not want your skin touching rental boot! Ski pants will not fit in the boot. Ski socks are the best thing, but any long sock will do. My ski socks came from Marshalls.
MONEY FOR DINNER OR SHAWNEE MEAL CARD or BAG SUPPER (The meal card worked well for the kids last year, and it does save you money if they are going to buy dinner there. I eat my hot meal at lunch during school, and bring the sandwich for dinner.)
GOGGLES (Shawnee does blow snow at night and that can hurt the eyes! You can also get a good price for these at Sam’s Club.
FACE GUARD/MASK (For the same reasons as the goggles, and it just keeps your face warm. It gets COLD out there at night!!) NO SCARVES
GLOVE LINERS (I swear by these. They are either cotton or synthetic thin gloves that you wear inside your gloves or mittens. It’s an extra layer of warmth, and if you need to take your glove/mitten off, your fingers aren’t exposed.)