The alpine environment is beautiful and fun, but can be harsh in the winter months when we are operating. Your base layer should be moisture wicking, preferably synthetic or wool (cotton is not sufficient; it holds your sweat in and causes you to get cold very quickly!). Then layer appropriately for the temperature. The colder it will be, the more layers you want (except socks… usually, layering socks only makes you colder, so stick with a single, good pair of synthetic or wool socks). As for outerwear, you will need a waterproof winter coat, waterproof snow pants, a winter hat* which completely covers your head and ears, ski goggles to protect your eyes, waterproof winter/ski gloves, and moisture wicking ski socks (not cotton, but wool or synthetic). If it is especially cold, you will want a neck gaiter to keep the cold air off of your neck and chin, and out of your coat. You might also consider a pair of glove liners, which is just a super-thin pair of gloves which go under your ski gloves to keep your hands extra warm.
*A hat is the bare minimum, but a ski helmet is strongly encouraged. Ski helmets help to keep you warm, and they greatly reduce risk of head injury in a fall. You can buy ski helmets in our Snowflakes Retail Shop, or just rent them for your ski trip from our Rental Shop.