Now that the holiday hustle is over, are you planning your next trip to your favorite wintery slopes? It’s easy to forget a couple essential items as you race to get to the top of the mountain, and nothing puts a damper on your must-needed vacation like forgetting your favorite pair of gloves. Don’t panic, we have the ultimate checklist of things you need to do before and after your session on the slopes.
Grab all your gear
Before you dash out of your house, make sure you have your hat, gloves, goggles, helmet, ski jacket and pants so you don’t freeze on your way up the lift. It’s always a good idea to make sure they’re still in good condition. If some of your gear is worn out, you might need to stop at Mountainside Outfitters for some new items this year. If you don’t have a helmet, skis or a snowboard you can always rent them when you get to the slopes.
Make sure it works
Is it time for some new gear? Check out your boots, skis, and/or snowboards to make sure they’re still the right fit and working properly so you don’t have any problems gliding down the mountain. Remember, your boots should be snug, but not overly tight to ensure your comfort and safety. While you’re at it, double check you brought an extra pair of socks!
Whether you are an amateur or expert that hasn’t been on the slopes in a while, it’s always a smart idea to book skiing or snowboarding lessons. Lessons can help you learn the correct approach right off the bat or get your form back since your last visit. We offer private, semi-private and group lesson rates throughout the day to accommodate all ages and skill levels. We have over 50 professionals with expert knowledge to ensure your safety and enjoyment gliding down our mountains.
Warm up and wind down
Start your morning off with a couple stretches to get your body ready for the day and grab a nutritious breakfast. After tearing up the mountain, your muscles might need a dip in the jacuzzi. The best way to rest up and prepare your body for another day on the slopes is to warm up your muscles so they aren’t damaged from all the exercise. Also, don’t forget to stay hydrated!
Après ski for all ages
As a finale to your day on the mountain, head up to the resort for an afternoon or evening of socializing and relaxation! Check out the Summit or Sunset Grille for some drinks and a hot meal. If you’re staying the night, you can spend the evening in the indoor pool, bring the kids down to the arcade room or take a steam in the sauna after a long day on the slopes. There is something to do for everyone, but most of all, don’t forget to relax and have fun!