There are special equipment requirements for each of the different activities; alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, ski touring and snowboarding. Please refer to the relevant section of this website or contact your local ski retailer for further information on equipment.
Warm, protective clothing should always be worn by children. The use of a helmet is recommended and may be mandatory at some resorts to take lessons. The advice regarding layers and materials referred to earlier apply even more so to children.
Food provides energy for movement and for maintaining your body temperature. The risk of injury or exhaustion can be reduced by having good meals, maintaining fluid intake and stopping to rest when tired.
Helmets may make a difference in reducing or preventing head injuries. Many skiers and snowboarders are choosing to wear them.
Sunburn can be a serious problem, even on cloudy days.
Alpine weather is unpredictable and a fine sunny day can quickly deteriorate into cold, wet, high wind or blizzard conditions. Your clothing, therefore, must be versatile...