I've been lurking the forums for a while, browsing various areas of the site including the beginner zone.
I haven't skied in about 10 years now but have been playing competitive hockey in the Mean time so I'm not too nervous about getting back into the swing of things.
Have a half day lesson scheduled this Monday at Loveland, full day lift ticket.
Looks like.its going to be a cold, windy day, but living in northern MN/ND most of my.life I hope ill be able to.survive.
Sorry for the rambling, the main reason for my.post was trying to determine what "equipment" I should buy, rent, improvise for my first time back out. I have a feeling I'll be going often after this first visit but don't want to necessarily buy a bunch of equipment until I've went back out for the first time.
Boots skis and poles will be provided for the day.
I believe I have adequate upper wear in terms.of jacket and under armor.tops (moisture wicking)
Pants-have a pair of thicker wind pants and can layer underneath with other pants of various materials, don't have any wicking pants ie under armor. Will I be miserable without something wicking for my inner most layer? I know sweating and falling on the snow play into this.
Goggles/helmet - with a cloudy day with limited visibility does that make goggles more or less.important? Thought I may be able to get away with sunglasses or no eye wear, please let me know if this thinking out of line.
Hat-I have, also have warm mittens, not sure if I'll need the flexibility of gloves.
Also didn't see it mentioned anywhere, would it be wise to wear a neck warmer/bandana? I know that is common amongst skiers back home, granted that is typically much colder weather.
Open to all feedback and suggestions and I thank you all in advance for taking the time to read!