First Ski Lesson- What do I need?

Find out what you really need for your first ski lesson with My- Mountains Team! Check out the best tips for buying your very first ski equipment!

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What do I need for my first ski lesson? We bet you’ve asked yourself this question at least once. However, before making a final decision for taking ski lessons, you also need to inform yourself about different ski equipment.

Regardless of age, trying a new sport can be discouraging. It often happens because people are unfamiliar with both the equipment and the environment. However, skiing needs to be fun, exciting and relaxing experience both for your body and soul.

In order to help our customers, we want to provide them with all the necessary information.

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First ski lesson- Ski clothing

Ski clothing definitely comes to the first place! Different ski clothing can be bought either online or in local shops. Another great places for buying awesome ski clothing are second-hand shops, but you need to be lucky. Sometimes you can find great stuff at reasonable prices. On the other hand, most people rather want to rent their ski equipment. Here you can certainly rent some of the best ski equipment for your first ski lessons:

First ski lesson- What to wear?

First of all, it’s extremely important to be prepared for the weather and temperature changes. In general, you need the following equipment for your first ski lessons:

Ski socks

Ski socks need to keep your feet dry and warm. Cotton socks will not keep you so warm. Always buy wool socks or some other thermal socks. Since modern ski boots are well insulated, you’ll not probably need thick socks.  Thin socks are suitable for circulating warm air inside the boots. 

Mittens or Gloves

Water-resistant and breathable mittens or gloves are definitely ‘a must’ in order to keep your hands dry and warm. They’re certainly one of the most needed ski details.

Thermal underwear

Thermal underwear is highly recommended. Despite the name, it maintains a normal body temperature and will not make you sweat.


Find Neckwarmers of Merino wool, soft fleece, or other breathable fabrics. Not only it will stop the wind going down your neck, but will also help in keeping your mouth and nose warm. Another great option is to wear a scarf you already have.

Ski Helmet

Don’t go skiing without a helmet! Whether you take your first ski lesson or you’re an expert already, don’t go on snow without it. By using a helmet, you’ll not have to worry about falling down.


Remember that glow reflecting off the snow? Well, with the help of goggles now you can forget that moment. When taking your first ski lessons, wearing appropriate goggles will protect you from UV rays and snow falling directly into your eyes. Therefore, we highly recommend you to find goggles with anti UV protection, a double lens with the ventilated frame, and soft memory foam on edges.

Ski pants, boots and, jacket

One of the most important ski equipment are definitely ski pants, boots, and jacket that will protect you from cold weather, snow, and wind.  We highly recommend you to find the warm, padded jacket, specially made for mountain conditions.

 A lot of layers

We always say: ’’One layer more is better than one less’’. Wearing clothes in layers will help you keep your regular body temperature!

Well of course then you need a pair of skis, ski-boots and sticks. A local rental shop will definitely be the best spot to get advice and to gear up for your lesson.

* Some extra tips: You don’t want to forget a sunblock cream. The sun in the mountains can be very strong and UV rays are also much worse than in the city. Due to this reason, always take your sunblock cream with you! During your ski lessons, you may also want to have some water or warm tea with you. It will keep you hydrated, while small snacks can keep your optimal energy level.

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