I recently went skiing in Angel Fire, New Mexico. Because this Texan gets to ski once a year, I tend to forget some of the most important items needed to make it better. And while ski pants, a coat and gloves are very important, sometimes it’s the little things that tend to get forgotten if you don’t ski that often that can really help you on the ski slopes.
Here’s 5 Things I forgot to bring skiing, that I will never forget again:
Sunblock: When you think of skiing, you don’t necessarily worry about getting a sunburn, right? Ok, well maybe that’s just me. In fact, the sun’s rays are even more powerful reflecting off that white snow. And no, my 20 spf in my moisturizer is not enough.
Advil: One day on the slopes and you will ache in areas you didn’t even know you have. Bring a bottle of your favorite pain reliever – make that a big bottle because chances are, everyone skiing with you is going to need it too.
Chapstick: Your poor little lips are going to get chapped or sunburned when exposed to those cold temperatures. Being in a higher altitude and drier climate, doesn’t help much either.
Swimsuit: To help with those aches & pains, most resorts have hot tubs to rest your weary bones in. Did I remember this little fact? Nope and it would have felt really nice too.
Water: Take all the advice and start drinking water a week BEFORE you go skiing. And while you are there, always be drinking it. Make sure you have plenty in your condo or room. I will admit, I didn’t start drinking water until the day I left to go skiing and fought off a headache the first night from the altitude and dry air. I stuck to water the whole trip, even consuming it on my ski breaks and felt much better.
Make sure these 5 little items are with you the next time you head up the slopes to play in the snow.
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30 Ski Tips for Beginners