Skiing is a great way to enjoy winter. Whether slowly gliding down the slope or doing a fast slalom through the snowy course, skiing is one way to be physically fit and to train your body to achieve balance and coordination.
As you will be exposed to extreme cold, you need to keep yourself warm and protected. Because your hands and feet have a relatively higher ratio of surface area to volume, they are the parts of your body that can easily get cold. Add this to the fact that the feet is in contact with the cold surface of the snow, even with your snow boots and ski on.
So, how do you minimize the effects of extreme cold and enjoy skiing more? You can start with the following pointers:
Protect Your the Body
For the top, wear several layers (usually three) of clothing. Shirts made of polypropylene material are ideal as base clothing. The third layer, on the other hand, must not be too bulky. Nonetheless, make sure this can provide enough protection against moisture and wind.
Stylish Bogner women’s ski jackets are also available for the ladies. The great thing about these jackets is you can match them with any pants, as long as your choice is comfortable and flexible.
Protect Your Hands
Protect your hands by wearing the correct gloves. It should offer adequate protection against the cold wind. A good pair of glove for skiing will be one that is waterproof, insulated, breathable, and thoroughly sealed at its seams.
Wear a thermoreflective liner underneath your gloves to trap body heat from your. You can also try applying some commercially available hand warmers just in case.
Protect Your Feet
As your feet will be in contact with the snow most of the time, it is necessary to wear the correct pair of snowshoes or ski boots. Make sure that they fit you properly to allow adequate circulation of blood, which, in turn, should warm your feet more effectively. Do not tighten your boots too much, as this may reduce blood flow to your feet.
Check if your boots have a thermoreflective liner. Put on a boot glove over your ski boots for extra warmth on your feet. In some cases, you may want to invest in a battery-operated boot heater, which you can conveniently slip on the inner sole of your ski boots. If a boot heater is expensive for you, wear disposable foot warmers instead.
Protecting your hands and feet against the extreme cold should be a priority whenever you go up the slopes to ski. There are many easy and simple ways to keep them warm, as you enjoy the rest of the day skiing and playing in winter wonderland.