Always wear the right gear
It's quite common to get burnt while out on the slopes, with snow reflecting the sun's UV rays right back up at you. The physical effort of navigating a run can also having you sweating in no time, so that once you get to the bottom you are dying to take that jacket off. Within minutes, however, you are sitting still on a chairlift with snow hitting you at a 90-degree angle and visibility at zero. For beginners to skiing and snowboarding, temperature control can be a major hurdle to their enjoyment of their time at the snow.
The trick to maintaining comfortable body heat and staying safe is to dress properly wearing specialised snow clothing.
Learn to dress in layers, with moisture wicking thermals as a base and a breathable fleece on top, depending on the outside temperature. This way if you start to overheat, you can simply take one layer off.
For your outer layer, always wear a waterproof shell or an insulated jacket with waterproof snow pants. Bright colours are great as you’ll stand out against the snow. This isn't for getting spotted by rescuers (the chances of you getting lost on a busy run are next to nil) but so that in the rush of skiers and snowboarders, you are easily visible in peoples' peripheral vision, reducing the risk of any collision.s
You really want to avoid getting wet as well, as this will sap body heat away, which is where weatherproof clothing comes into play.
Other essentials include:
Keep dry and keep warm and you’ll be able to stay out all day.