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Old 02-03-2013, 12:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi

It'll be my first time snowboarding when I go to Les Duex Apls in December this year.

I really just want to know what to wear?

Is a jacket and trousers going to be enough or should I wear mutliple layers?

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Old 02-03-2013, 01:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Trousers as in snow pants? Or trousers as in casual wear?

At a minimum you need some type of base layer (think longjohns), and a snowproof jacket and pants. Pants should be rated at 10k for a beginner, and jacket is fine at 5k. The 10k and 5k I mention are waterproof ratings check the sticky thread for more info on this subject. Boots, beanie, goggle, gloves as well. I don't know the weather at where you are going, if you give some details we can help with more recommendations.
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First rule of snow sports wear. Don't wear cotton. Cotton holds water/sweat and that will make you cold. Wear polyester or wool thermals.

You will also want some sort of water proof or resistant outer layer. For a first timer I would say go to walmart or where ever and get some snowbibs. Something like this 93500 Walls Super Snow Water Resistant Bib

Same for gloves. You might want to spend a little on these since it is always good to have good gloves for winter.
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Trousers as in snow pants? Or trousers as in casual wear?

At a minimum you need some type of base layer (think longjohns), and a snowproof jacket and pants. Pants should be rated at 10k for a beginner, and jacket is fine at 5k. The 10k and 5k I mention are waterproof ratings check the sticky thread for more info on this subject. Boots, beanie, goggle, gloves as well. I don't know the weather at where you are going, if you give some details we can help with more recommendations.
Trousers as in snow pants!

December Climate History for Les Deux Alpes | Local | France

This is the climate history for where I'm going if that helps?
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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My experience with boarding around this time of the year in France is: If the sun is out and you have a nice warm jacket, a tshirt and snowpants will be enough But you need to decide for yourself, i might be warm with a tshirt and jacket but you might be cold as hell. Just make sure you have multiple layers avaible.

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