Yo so its been fucking cold as hell here in utah and its getting to to point were you can't ski with out a facemask becasue frost bite sets in, in about ten minutes. I tried using a bandana first becuse i like the style but my goggles keep getting fogged and the bandana would always fall off in the park, it seems that the only thing that works are those gapper hanibal lecter face masks with the holes and nose cut out and on top of that it is a pain in the ass to take off everytime we have a safety meeting (which are pretty frequent) i am usally a strong advocate of function over fashion but here i must make an exception. Does anyone know where i can get a breathable, safety meeting friendly mask that does not make me look like i am about to dine on human liver and fava beans.
Try the underarmor cold gear hood. You can easily pull the face down for safety meetings while keeping your helmet or beenie on. I hit a day in Summit County last March that had a lot of people getting frostbite on their faces (-5 F with a windchill between -20 and -30 F). I was fine (actually, I got a bit of frostnip on a finger when I took my gloves off for about 30 seconds to attach my skis to my pack), with minimal freezing on the mask and no significant goggle fogging.
i just get one of those 'ski masks' is you will. one large eye hole, no mouth hole, and make sure its long enough to go inside your coat or your neck might get cold. it just makes one less thing to worry about on the hill, everyones saying how cold it is and i'm sealed up, just chill'n.
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