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Newbie skier - gear recommendation so I don't sweat buckets
I've only skied once previously and it was 25 years ago - basically started fresh.
I had a great time on Mt Snow VT last weekend but did NOT have the correct gear. I had picked up some cheap ski pants from Modell's and had a pair of good gloves (good as in insulated but not meant for skiing). They turned out to be WAY too hot. I was continually sweating in the pants (only had some sweatpants underneath) and the gloves probably had a couple ounces of sweat in them after just an hour on the slopes. (definitely sweat, not snow. Putting on cold, clammy, wet, gloves, sucks!)
I got to some of the medium length green trails by the end of the second day. I can see why the adrenaline junkies love this shit. I was a nervous wreck going down the mountain but was enjoying the Hell out of it. I'm a fairly big guy, 6'3" ~200lbs, so when the internal furnace kicks in (because I was one big clenched muscle going down the mountain) I need to be able to vent. I am looking for recommendations for some good gear that doesn't break the bank. The jacket I had worked good with just 2 t-shirts underneath but I wouldn't mind picking up a new ski jacket and hat too.
not a bad problem to have! but yeah, new people often wear way too much and forget their body will be working on the mtn
id say the most important tip for you here is to NOT wear any cotton on your skin. base layers should be something wicking like wool, or to go cooler, some synthetic wicking sports gear. that way, at least if you sweat, you wont be quite as drenched in it later and risk getting way too cold
for pants i'd just ditch the sweatpants underneath, and for the top just use your best judgment. most days, a wind and water breaking top layer is more important than insulation layers. layers layers layers that's the key
Definitely an actual base layer top and bottom meant for skiing, or outdoor activities and layers.
My wife and kids all have Burton Vent mittens which have a zipper across the back of the hand either to ''vent'' excess heat or to put a hand warmer. Might be something to look at?
Ha! I was actually pretty muted on the slopes but, of course, I didn't know what I was doing either.
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