I’m new to skiing and I’m planning to buy some ski equipment to practice on the slopes. However, I’m not sure how to choose ski equipment and what to pay attention to.
Reply from Brenda J.
Ski equipment includes items such as a ski helmet, ski goggles, face mask, ski jacket, base layers, ski gloves, ski pants, base layer pants, ski poles, ski boots, ski socks, bindings, skis, and other functional equipment like powder skirts and thumb loops. Although there are many types of ski equipment, you only need to know what you need. As a beginner practicing on the slopes, you don’t need equipment with overly advanced features. You just need equipment that can meet your training needs, and you don’t need to buy the most expensive equipment because this will cost more. Here are some recommendations:
- Choose skis based on your height, weight, and the type of skiing you want to do in the future.
- Ski boots that fit well are the most important.
- Knee and hip protection are essential for beginners to reduce the risk of injury.
- For beginners, a waterproof jacket with a rating of around 10K is sufficient for most skiing conditions.
Finally, if you’re not familiar with ski equipment, you can seek advice from customer service personnel online or sales representatives in physical stores. They can provide you with good decision-making guidance.