Skiing in this century has drastically changed. The gear, clothing and equipment are now tougher, safer and easier to use. The ski areas are also prone to be safety conscious. Unfortunately, you are not getting any younger either so it's time to consider re-investing in proper ski attire and equipment. Here are just a few ski essentials.
Safety Gear – Everyone needs regulation-standard safety gear and that goes double for retirees. Some of these items include goggles, helmets and face masks, Shop.snowscene.com.au explains. However, ask Brisbane snow shops for the most senior-friendly, lightest but still durable ski safety gear they can offer. And don't scrimp since your life and health will heavily depend on these.
Ski Boots – Most skiers will be walking around in their ski boots for the whole day, whether or not they stay long on their skis. This can take its toll on the knees and ankles of the elderly. Look up some of the newly-designed ski boots for seniors and invest in a pair. Your legs and feet will thank you for them.
Salves and Medication – Though skiing keeps you fit, admit it, you're not getting any younger. Remember to check with your doctor before planning your ski trip. Also, do bring pain-reliever creams, salves for sores and sunscreen.
A Proper Ski Outfit – Layering is one of the best ways of keeping yourself warm. However, if you choose clothing items that are ill-fitted or too heavy, you'd be a moving safety hazard. Check on the more modern and light weather-resistant coats, jackets, pants and undergarments and invest on those instead of sticking to old models that have little safety features included.
Consider that when you were younger, you were probably stronger, swifter and healthier. With that in mind, buying better equipment becomes a requirement.