Young people enjoy skiing on the big track in the Darbandsar ski resort
Ski holidays are no fun if your nose is approaching frostbite stage! Skiing is a high-alpine activity and it’s important dress properly. Generally, this means dressing in three layers: a moisture-wicking base layer (NOT COTTON), an insulating mid-layer (like fleece) and a waterproof and windproof outer layer. Many ski jackets combine the midlayer and outer layer to keep you warmer, but keep in mind that first-time skiers exert a lot of energy by falling down and getting back up again, so you might work up a sweat! If you don’t have ski clothing, consider borrowing from a friend, checking out secondhand stores or buying cheap clothing from stores like Decathlon. There’s no point paying for top-of-the-line ski gear if you’re not 100% sure you’ll like the sport! Check the weather forecast at your ski resort before you go and pack accordingly, but bring layers in case it’s colder or warmer than you expected.