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Equipment Tips

Equipment Tips for Renting or Fitting Gear

-Ski or Snowboard Boots can fit or feel very different than your normal, everyday shoes. Toes should lightly touch the front of the boot once they are laced or buckled up when you stand with ankles and knees flexed slightly. Toes should not be jammed at the front of the boot or too far away. Boots should fit snuggly around the whole foot, ankle and lower leg, with fairly even pressure everywhere, like a firm handshake.

-We recommend ONE PAIR of light or medium weight TALL socks to wear with your ski or snowboard boots. Wool, or a synthetic material like polypropylene are best (avoid wearing cotton). Multiple pairs of socks or extra material from pants, sweats or leggings cut off circulation to your feet or cause terrible discomfort and should be avoided.

-We recommend wearing waterproof and/or insulated pants, with pant legs that are wide enough at the cuff to go over the top of your boots.

-Don’t forget your goggles, gloves, and helmet/hat. We have helmets available to rent in the Rental Shop, and we sell hats, gloves, goggles and more in our Alpine Shop in the main lodge. Check out this video for more information.

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Equipment Tips