What to Bring:
Protection and safety:
Remember that, although it’s cold, the sun’s rays are as powerful as in summer months; the snow’s reflectiveness and the altitude only amplify them! Simple preparation can help you avoid a painful snowburn or snow blindness.
- Sunscreen and lip balm
- Sunglasses or goggles listed as preventing snow blindness
- First aid kit
With unpredictable conditions and strenuous activity, it’s hard to know what you’ll need! It’s best to opt for layers so that warmth and insulation levels are adjustable.
- Nordic/Cross-Country Skis
- Insulation - wool or fleece layers
- Synthetic or wool socks
- Waterproof outer layer
- Food (including an extra day’s supply in case)
- Map and GPS
- Extra flashlight batteries
- Matches or lighter