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EATNBOOGERS
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3/10/10 12:28 A

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I go for light layers no matter what (I can be pretty crappy about judging the temperature, even when I know the forecast), and conditions can change pretty rapidly.

I don't know how warm it was Saturday, but I wound up with nothing under my ski pants, a polypro top under my shell, and glove liners.

At the end of the ski season, my husband has skied in just a short sleeve shirt (a wicking fabric) and ski pants.

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3/9/10 11:37 A

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The skiing Saturday was great. It was in the 20s when we arrived, but up near 40 by the time we left. The snow stayed in really good shape amazingly. All I wore was base layer top and bottom, light fleece and shell on top and pants over the base layer bottom. I was a little warm, but not overly so. I had my helmet vents open and only my glove liners to keep the fingers warm. Even with sunscreen my face pinked up, so I was, and am, a happy girl.

It has been such a great ski season I am sorry to see it come to a close emoticon but I have learned a lot and really made some progress this year. emoticon

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3/9/10 12:18 A

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I may be late for your trip. Top: I wear a long sleeve wicking base layer - smartwool or polypro, a fleece and a hard shell. The fleece is the first thing to go in warmer weather, then opening the vents on the shell and uzipping it a bit.

Bottom: thick base layer- some 3/4 length cloudveil tights, then polypro, then insulated hardshell. On warmer days, I skip the tights. The next step is to open the vents.


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JILLWILSON2102
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3/4/10 3:27 P

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Thanks for the advice so far. I'm looking forward to another new adventure!!emoticon

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3/4/10 1:46 P

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Hi Jill! I'm pretty new to boarding but I've heard to wear the first layer with a long sleeve wick wear shirt than layer from there. I also got good advice from a guy I took a lesson from to put your ski tag on your snow pants rather than your jacket in case you take your jacket off. I'm anxious to hear what others say! Hope you have a blast!!!



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3/4/10 1:42 P

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I live in Vancouver, where we have just hosted the Winter Olympics in the middle of our warmest winter ever, so I can certainly understand your concern about warm weather and snow.

Personally, I find that a few degrees above normal is ok, but anything above that and the snow gets pretty heavy, making it harder to turn and easier for your edges to get stuck, causing a fall. That being said, I snowboard more often than ski lately, so there is a lot more "edge" to get stuck and more board to turn. I used to ski and never found warmer temps a problem, and my husband skiis and finds the warm weather just fine.

In terms of layers, at that temperature, I would go very light. At that temp I just wear a t-shirt under my ski jacket. My jacket has a zip-in layer that I left in last time, and really regretted it - I would have been fine with a t-shirt and shell it was so warm (about 42 degrees F)!!

I guess it also depends how hard you're working. When I'm snowboarding, I find that my heart rate is pretty high and I'm sweating, which keeps me nice and warm, whereas skiing I find much less strenuous, so would be a little colder.

Hope that helps and enjoy your skiing this weekend! We're going up Saturday and hopefully a few times next week now that the security restrictions from the Olympics are starting to be removed!

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JILLWILSON2102
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3/4/10 11:40 A

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I will likely be skiing this Saturday in much warmer temps than I am used to. It may be up around 40-F. Can anyone offer suggestions as to what I might expect from warmer snow conditions, etc, and the best way to layer clothing. I have only been skiing where I have to bundle three to four layers and have no idea how to layer for warmer temps. Thanks guys! emoticon

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