IT’S WINTER, and Alpine Adventures highly recommends proper dress to ensure the high quality of your experience.
Well no surprise here, but you need clothes that will keep you warm and dry. Stay away from wearing cotton clothing (jeans, sweatshirts, sweatpants, etc.) next to your skin because it will absorb sweat and snow and make you cold. For the same reason, wool or acrylic socks are better than cotton athletic socks.
A bare head and neck account for up to 55 percent of lost body heat. To keep your body warm, wear a thin insulated hat and neck warmer. Protecting your eyes is wise thing to do when zipping. Sunglasses work on those sunny days when you need to look cool, but goggles are suggested when it’s snowing.
Think breathability, think wind proof. Also think about whether your jacket should have a liner or if you want to layer fleece and windproof material underneath. The layer closet to your skin should be made of a wicking material so it will pull moisture (sweat) off your skin and keep your body dry.
Your choice: gloves or mittens. Definitely a preference thing. Got to have ‘em.
It’s a given you’ll want insulated boots. What goes under them is just as important. Inside your boots, wear two layers of socks. A thin polyester sock liner with a thicker outer sock. Happy feet are a zippers best friend. The last thing you want to do is limit circulation in your feet, so to keep that in mind when thinking about the thickness of your socks. To wiggle your toes is divine.
Snowsuits are available on a first come, first serve basis, so bring your warm winter clothing from home just in case.