Tips and tricks

Tips for skiing in extreme cold

The thermometer reads minus twenty degrees Celsius? No problem! Everyone can still enjoy the best skiing conditions on the mountain in cold weather. All you have to do is put these tips into practice:

  • Dress in multi-layers (essential to retain body heat!) ;
  • Put on ski socks and if necessary, add toe warmers (hotshots);
  • Make sure you have good ski gloves or lined mittens (here again, you can use hand warmers!);
  • Cover the skin of the face by wearing a neck warmer and ski goggles;
  • Wear a helmet that covers your ears;
  • Use anti-cold creams if you like to slather your cheekbones and the tip of your nose.

There are also a multitude of heating accessories: “When it’s very cold, I wear heated insoles and a heated jacket,” explains Louise Désourdy, an experienced skier who skied at Bromont during the resort’s first season in 1964-1965.  She will soon be 78 years old and adds that she will soon be testing her poles with heated handles.

And for all you hot chocolate lovers, know that drinking and eating also help to conserve body heat. We just take advantage of it to take more breaks during the cold weather. “I know that even if it’s cold, I’ll enjoy being on the slopes. On cold days, I just ski for less time,” says Ms. Désourdy.

What about you? What are your tips for enjoying the best winter days?

Happy skiing!