Clothing / Equipment

Proper selections in clothing and equipment can help to ensure that your students have the most rewarding experience possible with Winter Walden. If you have any questions regarding outfitting your children, please know that your questions are always welcome.

In order to help maintain adequate warmth in cold temperatures, we recommend several light layers of clothing, rather than heavy, bulky clothes. Recent advances in clothing technology allow for much lighter weight options than were available only a few years ago. To provide maximum comfort, students should have the following:

  • Thermal Underwear
  • Turtleneck Shirt
  • Sweater
  • Ski Pants
  • Nylon Parka
  • Ski Socks
  • Ski Hat
  • Rope Tow Mitts

Equipment is as important as clothing when it comes to having a fun day at Winter Walden. Properly fitted boots, skis, poles and snowboards can make the difference between an OK day, and a great day. We recommend that your student be present when choosing equipment. This will ensure that your fitter can provide you and your student with the best setup. In addition, skis and snowboards are sized differently today than they were in the past. A trained equipment specialist can make recommendations based upon the ability level of your student, as well as their height and weight and likelyhood for growth.

Please make sure all articles of clothing and ski equipment are marked clearly with your child’s name to help prevent them from being lost. Upon picking up your child at the end of the day, please check to make sure that he or she has all of their own equipment.

We understand that any student can misplace items during the day. We collect any lost articles from the resort, as well as any items left on the bus, and store them at the Winter Walden office for your convenience. You can call the Winter Walden membership information line at 248-855-1075 to inquire about lost items.