While summer is long over with autumn bringing in the cooler weather around Brisbane, why not completely say goodbye to summer by going on an ultimate cool outdoor trip? It’s always the perfect time to go skiing. It’s a fun sport that anyone can easily get into and enjoy.
If you have never experienced doing this sport, here are a few tips for beginners, including what ski gear and equipment you’d need for a fun ski holiday:
Rent, don’t buy.
Ski equipment can be pretty expensive. If you’re not yet sure that you’ll be doing it for a long time, renting equipment will be more practical. Ski resorts will often have rentals available, but do check first to make sure. Shop.Snowscene.com.au explains some ski gear stores in Brisbane offer low rates for rentals. After you have tried the sport a few times and are convinced that you will be doing it for a long time, then it’s time for you to start checking prices.
For young children and beginners, it’s probably best to get professional lessons for your first time. Learning from a relative or friend might be cheaper, but will not probably give you the professional advice you need that will allow you to learn the sport properly. If you do have extra money, invest in lessons.
Ensure proper clothing.
Do invest in warm ski clothes. You don’t need to buy the latest and most stylish, but buy ones that will ensure you are warm throughout the day. Get a good quality, fleece-lined, and breathable ski suit. Aside from these, buy warm gloves and shatter-proof sunglasses.
Other items that you should bring to your trip are lip balm and sun cream with high SPF. As you will be spending the day under the sun, you need to ensure that your skin will not dry out and become chapped. A 30+ SPF is advisable for people spending the day in high altitudes, so check labels to ensure that your cream will be able to protect you sufficiently. Carry these in a small bag and reapply throughout the day.
Preparation is key for a fun ski activity. After all, the last thing you want is to spoil the fun by lacking the right equipment.