The days are numbered and the countdown has started. The time has come: Winter is at our doorstep. Mother Hulda has already taken up her work so that the Stubai Glacier could already start into the 2019/2020 ski season and in many places people have started to plan their skiing holidays.
Holidays bring up a tiresome topic: suitcase packing. And many ask themselves the question: What do I need for a skiing holiday?
To facilitate the packing and to take some of your worries off you, we have asked our experts on site and compiled a packing list – nothing can stop you from enjoying carefree skiing holidays or a skiing day now.
Without the real equipment you can’t properly enjoy skiing or snowboarding. That is why the skis or boards are on top of the packing list. Instead of bringing your own equipment, you can of course rent the latest ski equipment right in the ski area and also store it there. Conveniently at one of our four Intersport OKAY Shop and Rent on the glacier – including the best advice.
To be safe on the slopes, one thing is a must: the ski helmet. It has long since become a fashionable accessory that not only protects your head, but also from the cold. Just as important are good ski goggles, because the excessive UV radiation in high altitudes irritates the eyes. In heavy snowfall it is also important that the goggles aren’t to dark to be able to have a good view. Of course, you can order these items conveniently in the online shop of sportokay.com.
The topic of sun protection is particularly important on the glacier. Due to the combination of sunlight and the reflection of the rays from the snow(fields), proper sun protection for the face and eyes is a must at an altitude of more than 3,000m. In addition to appropriate sunscreen you need lip care with an appropriate sun protection filter.
Often underestimated but definitely worth an investment is the right ski wear. Professionals often speak of different layers: In German one refers to it as “onion skin look”. The perfect day of skiing starts with functional underwear. It has the advantage to store body heat, transports sweat to the outside and regulates your body temperature. Special ski socks prevent unpleasant pressure points and ensure that you have warm feet. For those who get easily cold (Yes, it can be really cold on the glacier!) we recommend additionally a softshell or down jacket. Not only to be in line with the latest fashion, but also to enjoy the day without feeling cold. Last but not least waterproof ski pants and a waterproof jacket are a must.
Most of the heat is lost over the head and the hands. Therefore, even during a short break, it is important to have a cap or headband at hand. Ín addition to gloves, we also recommend a multifunctional headwear that can be used as cap, headband or scarf – and can be easily put in any jacket pocket.