The Gear You Need to Stay Safe on the Slopes
Stay safe and stomp out the chill with these athlete-inspired ideas.
Wear a helmet
Protecting your head is a must. Brain injury is the leading cause of disability among adults under 45.
Ensure you have the proper protective gear and equipment, and that it works properly, long before you hop on the ski lift.
Keep toes toasty
Lenz Heat Socks 1.0 (Unisex), $100 at mec.ca
Hand warmers come in handy
Heat Factory Hand Warmer (24 pack), $12 at mec.ca
Ski in pairs
Don’t go at it alone: Whether skiing or snowboarding, it’s best to have a buddy. World Cup Alpine Ski Racer Marie-Michèle Gagnon shares her winter fitness tips here.
Tecnica Group Canada Blizzard Quattro 7.3, $550, blizzard-ski.com/canada/store-locator/ for locations
Fuel for performance
Qi’a Superfood Snack Bar, Roasted Peanut Dark Chocolate, $2 at health food stores
Dry feet are key
S’Well Teakwood Water Bottle, $45 at indigo.ca