Great reminder from Jeff Cavagnino about how to be safe and really enjoy our mountain. Sadly, the only safety related advice my mother gave me as a child was that if I went outside in the winter with a wet head I would catch a death of a cold. She meant this quite literally. Wet hair in winter equals imminent death.
Originally posted on Stratton Mountain Blog:
By Jeff Cavagnino
In order to fully enjoy the mountain, it’s a good idea to get a plan together. It’s important to do your homework and learn where to go once you arrive and where things like rentals, ticket booths, Mountain Sports School, Base Lodge are so you can get on the hill faster.
Having the proper clothing and gear can really make or break your skiing and riding. Spending the day in the elements can be exhausting and sometimes, when cold enough, hazardous. But when properly managed extreme amounts of fun can be had. When choosing skiwear, look for fabrics that are water and wind-resistant. Be sure to buy quality clothing products as they will last longer and keep you comfortable all day long. Dress in layers. Layering allows you to accommodate your body’s constantly changing temperature. For example, dress in polypropylene underwear (top and bottoms) which feels good…
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