Olympic Spirit

Action Asia - - CONTENTS -

• The venues • The events • The ath­letes

Kids love the snow and a win­ter trip can be a joy for all the fam­ily. But things quickly go sour if they feel cold and wet so get­ting their gear right is key. As with your own gear, lay­er­ing is key so you can peel off or add back as needed. Merino wool or sim­i­lar base lay­ers are ideal as they of­fer great warmth and wick­ing. Keep a spare in re­serve for ex­tra cold days or when young learn­ers have got wet from a lot of time spent in the snow. Opt for mitts over gloves to keep those young fin­gers toasty. First time around, you’ll likely not want to buy skis and tech­ni­cal gear, es­pe­cially for fast-grow­ing younger ones. Re­sort rental shops are your friend here and are usu­ally very ex­pe­ri­enced deal­ing with ju­niors but you should shop around first if pos­si­ble. Many of­fer discounts on kids gear, or even throw in their gear for free with a par­ent’s rental. Fi­nally, a prop­erly fit­ted hel­met is vi­tal – if you are buy­ing, look for one with an in­ter­nal ‘har­ness’ that can be ad­justed as your child grows.

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