How to Prepare for Your Mountain Vacation

How to Prepare for Your Mountain Vacation

  • Take a lesson.  Like everything else, you`ll improve the most when you receive some guidance.  The best way to become good at downhill skiing or snowboardiong is to take a lesson from a qualified instructor.  You`ll safely learn more in 2 hours than you will in 2 weeks on your own.
  • Obtain proper equipment.  Be sure to have your ski or snowboard binding adjusted correctly.  WEAR a helmet!  Accidents happen and this is the best way to protect yourself from a brain injury.  You can rent quality ski or snowbord equipment at one of our local trusted shops. www.PioneerSports.com and www.Carverskishop.com
  • Dress in layers.  Layering allows you to accomodate your body`s constantly changing temperature.  Do no wear cotton as a base layer, wear somethign that dries quickly, absorbs sweat, and breathes easily.
  • Be prepared.  Mother nature has a mind of her own.  Bring a headband or hat with you to the slopes as 60 % of heat loss is through the head.
  • Drink plenty of water.  At 9,700` base elevation, our climate is extremely dry, so it`s easy to dehydrate.  Staying hydrated also helps prevent altitude sickness.