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Ski Equipment for Beginners

31.08.2018

What is the right skiing equipment for beginners?

Gliding across the snow, the sun in your face, enjoying the best slope conditions with the airflow tickling your nose – skiing is a genuinely unrivalled sport. Would you like to stand on alpine skis soon? That shouldn’t be a problem with the expert help of the experienced skiing instructors at our ski school in Dorfgasetin! In our brnad nwe blog we’ll let you know all about the right skiing equipment for beginners.

 

The right ski

No question: You can’t ski without skis. There are countless makes and types, like there are snow crystals on the slope. Slalom carver, race carver, freeride skis and the currently trendy all-mountain ski, which works neatly both on the slope and in deep snow, are among the most common makes. Additionally, there are many other types for specific disciplines and snow conditions, different builds and rigidities.

However, skiing equipment for beginners doesn’t need to meet any specific criteria, as long as it is safe and sturdy. Our tip: Rent your equipment on site in Dorfgastein! Enjoy good advice, guaranteed beginner-friendly models, and change to different skis if necessary. Ideally, your ski is a bit shorter (body length minus approx. 20 cm) and more easy-carving.

 

Appropriate skiing equipment for beginners

  • Binding:
    The binding needs to be adjusted precisely to the foot as every mistake, every deviation can be painful. Only let pros fit it!
  • Ski boots:
    The link between rider and ski demands a perfect fit in order to transfer all velocity impulses correctly. Soft, comfortable beginners’ boots are important, a bit of room for the toes is helpful.
  • Sticks:
    We recommend aluminium sticks for beginners. In order to find the right length, grip the sticks the other way around above the plate and lean on them. The arm angle should exceed 90° a little bit.
  • Helmet:
    This accident and fall protection is mandatory for children but should also be used by adults. Make sure it fits as close to the head as possible.
  • Ski goggles:
    Good goggles protect from UV radiation and sloshing snow, wind and weather. There are many designs, individual protection and good vision are the most important factors.
     

Suitable skiwear for the slopes

You’re well equipped, and finally ready for the next downhill run, but how about your skiwear? Here are a few factors you should consider:

  • Functional underwear:
    Breathable underwear protects against moisture and strong sweating, thereby preventing colds. Discount options are enough for beginners.
  • Skiwear:
    Several layers are pretty much a must-have on the slopes. Rely on windproof and waterproof jackets – hard shell on the outside, soft shell on the inside – and breathable ski pants. Correct washing and drying is a must!
  • Socks:
    Bad fitting socks create pressure marks and blisters. Thin ski socks can, when with the right boots, create perfect transmission of power.
  • Gloves:
    High-quality gloves feature a waterproof membrane. There are also alternatives, such as pipe gloves for warmer and drier days.
  • Safety and protection:
    Don’t forget to bring a small first-aid kit. Pack good sun protection – at least factor 30 – as well!

If you have additional questions about the right skiing equipment for beginners, we’ll gladly help you out. Best book the right ski course today at  dorfgastein.skischoolshop.com!



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