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EQUIPMENT

Getting the proper ski and snowboard equipment is critical for hitting the slopes and having fun and staying safe.  Properly fitted boots, skis, poles, and snowboards can make the difference between an OK day, and a Great Day!  

We recommend that your child is present when choosing equipment their equipment. This will ensure that your fitter can provide you and your child 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 on child’s ability, their height, & weight, and likelihood for growth.

  • Helmet with MIPS (Multi-Directional Impact Protection System) Technology 
  • Goggles
  • Poles
  • Ski or Snowboard Boots
  • Skis or Snowboard
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GEAR

Proper selections in clothing help to ensure that your child has the most rewarding experience on the slopes and with their friends.

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 maximize comfort, your children should bring the following clothes:

  • Balaclava Mask
  • Gloves or Mittens (mittens are warmer)
  • Face Mask (Required by Public Health Dept.)
  • Mid-Layers (Fleece)
  • Rope Tow Mitts
  • Ski/Snowboard Socks
  • Ski/Snowboard Jacket
  • Ski/Snowboard Pants
  • Sweater or Sweatshirts
  • Thermal Underwear
  • Turtleneck Shirts
  • Hat or Liner that will fit under helmet

PERSONAL ITEMS

Additional items to think about when your child is on the slopes:  

  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Kleenex
  • Lip Balm
  • Mask
  • Medications with Instructions
  • Mobile Phone
  • Money
  • Snacks
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water

Misplaced Clothing & Equipment

  • Mark your child's name and adult's phone number on their clothing and equipment
  • At the end of the day, check to make sure your  child has all of their clothing and equipment

If your child is missing any items, no worries.  We collect any lost articles from the resort and store them at the Winter Walden office.  Call us at 248.855.1075 or email us at info@winterwalden.com

Ski & Snowboard Trip Checklist

Looking for a checklist to help you pack for the next trip?  Look no further.  Click Here