Ski Snow Valley Barrie Offers First Time Skiers Advice On What To Wear

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Ski experts at Ski Snow Valley Barrie provide helpful tips for a safe and warm first time Georgian Bay ski experience

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First timers often have what they need to wear in their own closet or can borrow from a friend to get properly attired for their ski adventure.

Ski Snow Valley Barrie offers first time skiers, snowboarders or snow tubers expert advice on what to wear for a safe and warm winter experience. First timers often have what they need to wear in their own closet or can borrow from a friend to get properly attired for their ski adventure.

More important than what to wear is what not to wear. Absolute faux pas are cotton shirts or sweatpants which hold in the sweat and create a chill layer and no cotton athletic or layers of socks that can cause blisters. Layering in is style in today’s fashion world and the 3-layer guideline of layering for outdoor winter sports is important to follow with a wicking layer close to the skin such as long underwear followed by an insulating layer of fleece or wool vests, sweatshirts or pullovers. Georgian Bay ski experts agree the exterior layer, generally a shell and pants, serves as your guard against the elements of winter. It should repel water from snow, sleet or rain and block the wind, while also letting perspiration evaporate. Think of breathability, waterproof and wind resistance when choosing your outer garments. Also look for functional hoods, cuffs, pockets, zippers with details that truly make garments comfortable in a blustery weather. A truly warm pair of gloves or mittens is a must.

A ski helmet, although not mandatory, is not only a way to keep your head warm but an important addition for safety especially for novice skiers. A knit hat or headband with your helmet is recommended as are ski goggles or sunglasses with good protection from UV rays that fit your helmet well. And ski or snowboard boots that fit properly over the right type of socks make a day on the slopes much more enjoyable.

There are many choices for first time skiers and boarders in Northwestern Ontario. Blue Mountain in Collingwood is the largest mountain resort in Ontario with over 720 vertical feet stretching across the Niagara escarpment on the shores of Georgian Bay with 14 lifts and 34 trails. Just an hour from Toronto is the Horseshoe Resort, boasting the longest day of skiing available with lifts operating from 8:30 am to 10:30 pm. Mount St. Louis Moonstone is a great family destination in Coldwater and Talisman Mountain Resort in Kimberley Grey County offers a stunning location in the Beaver Valley.

For more information on a Georgian Bay ski adventure at Ski Snow Valley in Barrie and for more tips on what to wear on an Ontario ski vacation, visit

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Erin Sufrin | PUNCH Canada| O: 416.360.6522| erins(at)punchcanada(dot)com

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