Wed, 20 Jan 2016

Winter Dressing Tips

How to Master Layers

The old adage “If you don’t like the weather, wait 5 minutes” is all too true in the Canadian Rockies.  Temperatures can change dramatically one day to the next; it will feel like a warm, spring day one day and the next day can be so cold your eyelashes will grow icicles in a flash. Temperature fluctuations from morning to midday can be quite intense too – it may well be 10 degrees warmer at lunch than when you arrived at the slopes.  The best way to be ready: layers and lots of them!  So to help you pack the right gear, here is some practical advice on which layers to wear when.

Skiing at Lake Louise Ski Resort, Banff National Park. Photo by Chris Moseley.