how many base layers for a weeks skiing??

(9 Posts)
calistaraines Wed 09-Mar-16 12:11:03

Complete newbie to this skiing lark!

How many tops/bottoms base layers should I be taking for a weeks skiing??

Will we need a clean/dry set each day??

specialsubject Wed 09-Mar-16 13:33:26

been a while, but if you are prepared to put up with a slight level of cringe in the interest of less luggage, I think two sets of thermal leggings are fine, plus seven pairs of knickers; the clean ones go on after your evening shower/bath as always on holiday.

tops; three or four is plenty. You will get a bit sweaty but that's skiing. As long as you have clean clothes for the evening, it is fine.

I would indulge in a clean pair of ski socks each day. Ask around skiing friends and borrow as much kit as you can.

massistar Wed 09-Mar-16 17:31:18

I take 3 base layers for the top and don't wear any under my salopettes.

massistar Wed 09-Mar-16 17:32:03

I'm a minger as also only take 3 pairs of socks. grin

ProjectPerfect Wed 09-Mar-16 17:38:34

I take two bottoms but wear clean knickers everyday & three tops.

I also only take 3 pairs skiing socks - don't tend to wear any in evening as usually stick to uggs.

calistaraines Wed 09-Mar-16 18:21:27

Also looking at fleeces to go under ski jacket. Would it be better to have a jacket style fleece with full zip it jumper style with half zip???

LIZS Wed 09-Mar-16 18:26:51

I go for half zips so you can undo a little if it gets warm , unless it is part of a 3 in 1 jacket. Cotton tops might be more comfy if it is for spring skiing.

Artandco Tue 15-Mar-16 17:22:12

4 base layer tops
2 base leggings
4 ski socks

I rinse the socks once, just rewear tops and bottoms. Our ski socks are so expensive for decent ones (£25 each for smartwool ones)

Full zip top. It's spring so can be fairly warm if it gets hot you want to be able to unzip fully under jacket

lovetoskimum Wed 16-Mar-16 11:35:10

I just wear t-shirt, thin fleece nothing on bottoms apart from salopettes,

Just returned and it was not that cold on slopes, have fun smile

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