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Check This Snowboarding Gear List Before You Hit the Slopes this Winter
Looking to hit the slopes at Mt. Bachelor or Hoodoo to enjoy the snow before it’s gone? Before you go, make sure you’re prepared with all the essentials. Today, we’re covering all the necessary equipment and clothing you’ll need, and where to find it so that you can hit the slopes in style.
Start with Warm Winter Layers
Before you even think about your board, it’s crucial that you have the proper layers on to keep warm. Temperatures average around the 20s in late winter, which means base layers are a must. Cold-weather compression tights and long-sleeved shirts will help keep your body temperature up.
Once you have that covered, you’ll want to make sure you have a sturdy coat and snow pants. Dick’s Sporting Goods put together these handy guides to help you find the best coat and pant options. Of course, there are a lot of factors to consider, like weather conditions, material, and even brand. But, with tons of different styles and sizes, you’re sure to find the right gear.
Finally, don’t forget warm accessories like gloves, beanies, balaclavas, and socks. We highly recommend wool socks, as they’re moisture-wicking and breathable but still warm.
Next, Choose the Right Snowboarding Gear
After you’ve got the essential clothing, it’s time to look at the gear! First, of course, you’ll want a snowboard, boots, and bindings. But, don’t forget about the little things, like goggles, a helmet, and other protective gear like impact shorts and knee pads, if you need them. It’s also a good idea to have a snowpack to carry essentials like sunscreen, chapstick, water, and a snack.
This handy guide from The Ski Bum gives some great tips for newbies to choose the right snowboarding gear. And, of course, you can always rent equipment from Hoodoo or Bachelor if you’re looking to save a little money or don’t have the space to store equipment year-round.
Dick’s Sporting Goods is the ideal place to pick up all your snowboarding clothes and gear. With affordable prices and knowledgeable staff, you can’t go wrong.
Finally, Don’t Forget Your Pass
And, with that, you should be all ready to hit the slopes! To make things even easier, you can find a complete checklist of essential snowboarding gear on the Dick’s Sporting Goods website to print out and bring when you go shopping.
Find Everything You Need for Snowboarding Season at CVSC
Whether you’re picking up the latest winter gear at Dick’s Sporting Goods, or stopping for dinner on your way back from the slopes, Cascade Village Shopping Center is an excellent stop before or after your next snowboarding day.