A General List of What to Bring to Camp!
Tips on “what to wear” while in the mountains!
Clothing appropriate for the mountains will help insure that you will enjoy your time outside. Keep your body warm by dressing in layers that will allow you to customize according to the weather and temperature.
Undergarments – Polypropylene is most effective for maintaining body heat and drawing moisture away from the body. Conventional long underwear also works, but avoid cotton. When cotton gets wet, it stays wet.
Socks – One pair of thin wool or polypropylene socks is all you need. More doesn’t add warmth but does increase wrinkles, and that can mean blisters. You may want to bring a spare pair for when you are done playing.
Turtleneck – A turtleneck is the most practical winter shirt because it is snug at the neck and wrists, keeping in valuable body heat.
Sweaters – The tighter the weave of the sweater, the less heat loss. Sweatshirts are a popular substitute, but remember cotton draws body heat away from your body when it gets wet.
Jackets – A warm and comfortable jacket is a must, waterproofing is a plus.
Pants – Water proof over-pants are best, jeans are the worst. If you wear cotton, wear a heavy pair of sweatpants (over).
Hats – A hat is a necessity for warmth when it’s windy or snowing. Headbands are popular on those sunny but still cold days. Remember that most body heat is lost through the head.
Face – Your cheeks, nose, and mouth can be protected with a neck gaiter, scarf, or face mask.
Gloves – Hands are usually the first part of the body to get cold. Waterproof gloves or mittens are key to staying warm and dry. Mittens are warmer, and gloves are more versatile. A loose fit allows for good circulation.
Sunscreen - Always wear sunscreen and lip protection of SPF 15 or more when skiing, even if it’s cloudy.