Originally Posted by wally01
For crying out loud, you're 16, how can you be cold? When my kid was 16 he wore shorts and a tee shirt all winter. When he went out he added a hoodie to cut the wind. I think you are being a sissy and need to toughen up a little. You wear more clothes than I do and I'm an old guy. Sheesh, 16. BUy some Carhardts or get away from the NIntendo and go outside and get used to the cold!
This seems a bit harsh. I think SkiStarr is just sensible enough to realize that there is no need to be cold and isn't numb enough not to feel it. Give the kid a break. I'm sure he is not talking about 20 degree blue bird days. Put anyone on Mt. Mansfield at -20 and a 40mph wind and I think if they have a lick of sense thay are looking for more insulation.
SkiStarr, all these are good suggestions. I ski mostly in Maine and I am one of the die hards that goes out on the bitter cold days. Best reccomendations:
1) Keep your head warm.
2) Wear insulated, windprooof ski pants on the coldest days. If truly cold, wear two layers beneath your insulated ski pants. First layer should be tight/form-fitting for good moisture management (under-armour or similar) followed by an expedition weight capilene, powerstretch, powerdry or similar. If not quite that cold then a midweight over the base layer.