What to Wear

What to Wear: The Ultimate Mt. Brighton Guide to dress for winter success!

One of the best ways to ensure a positive experience is to dress appropriately. Staying warm and dry will help keep you comfortable, safe, and having fun!


Dress in layers! You can add or remove as needed.

*Pro Tip: Do NOT ski in jeans! Jeans get wet and won’t dry quickly. Wet jeans will get heavy and cold, and won’t contribute to a fun first-time experience.

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Base Layers: This is the layer that will lay closest to your skin and provide insulation. Wool or synthetic fabric is recommended. Cotton is not ideal. A thin pants layer on the bottom and form-fitting long-sleeves on top. We recommend the Helly Hansen Lifa Products which are quick-dry, breathable and super lightweight.

Mid-Layers: The second layer is your mid-layer. An insulator jacket or fleece is a standard mid-layer because it is appreciated for its warmth and comfort. With increased warmth, lightweight insulation and superior moisture management properties, Lifaloft™ technology is an insulation revolution that will keep you warmer with less weight and bulk compared to traditional polyester insulation. Lifa Loft Insulator (1)
Juniper 30 Jacket Outer Layers: This is the layer that will help keep you dry and protect against wind. You will want a waterproof jacket. The Juniper 3.0 Jacket is a jacket built with a Helly Tech® Performance structured fabric that keeps you dry, warm or cool depending on the conditions. While the fully insulated Women’s Alphelia Jacket lets you focus on your skiing and not worry about being too warm or too cold.

Snow Pants: Similar to the outer layer on top, a waterproof outer layer on the bottom is key to staying dry and warm. Insulated pants are recommended such as the Helly Hansen Legendary Pant.

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Socks: Thin, warm, and long, well-fitting socks are key! This is insulation for your foot and calf under your boot. Wool or synthetic fabric is recommended to help wick sweat and moisture away. Cotton is not ideal.


*Pro Tip: Wear only ONE pair of socks! Extra socks will over-crowd the boot, restrict blood circulation, and won’t help keep you warm.

Gloves or mittens: Waterproof gloves or mittens are a must on the hill. Go with something insulated, like the Swift HT Glove, or find a thin glove liner to wear as a base.   Gloves
  Goggles or sunglasses: On a warmer and sunnier day, sunglasses will work fine. On colder, snowier days or at night we recommend goggles to protect your eyes.

Winter Sports Helmet: Not only will a helmet keep your head safe, it will also keep you warmer than a hat will! Helmets are required for all lessons. If you don’t have a helmet, we rent them in the Mt. Brighton rental shop or sell in the Chairlift Ski Shop.


*Pro Tip: On especially cold days, a thin beanie under your helmet will help keep you even warmer. Nothing bulky or with poms though or the helmet won’t fit properly.

  Neck warmer: Recommended in colder temps. You can purchase one in the Chairlift Ski Shop.  
Change of clothes: In case your clothing gets wet or you want a warm set of clothing to change into after your lesson.  
 Group EVD Lip Hand 1 Sun protection: Even when it is overcast, it is important to protect any exposed skin from the sun. We recommend Supergoop! Broad Spectrum Products as they protect against UVB and UVA rays, as well as Infrared rays too. Remember to reapply every 2 hours!  
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