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WHAT ABOUT GEAR?

When it comes to your Ruidoso ski vacation, what you put on your body and your feet plays a large roll in how much fun you will have, which is why it's important to take our expert advice.

Outerwear + Layering

For our area, you want to wear performance base and mid layers. That way you can shed or add a layer depending on the day's temperature and conditions so that you don't overheat or get chilly. Base layers and mid layers should be moisture wicking (non-cotton) and breathable.

It's also important to have waterproof or at least water-resistant outerwear (jacket and pants) so you can continue to ski or ride when the snow falls. We offer rentals for Jackets (Youth Small to Adult 3XL) and Pants ranging in sizes Youth XS to Adult 5XL. Other key pieces of gear include moisture-wicking (non-cotton) ski socks, insulated mittens or gloves—mittens are generally warmer—and a face mask, balaclava or neck gaiter.

Glasses + Goggles

Goggles are an integral part of your skiing or riding set-up. They allow you to see the slopes in front of you better than you could with your own eyes, especially in an alpine environment. But they're not just for safety, goggles also protect your eyes from harmful UV rays, much like sunglasses do. Goggles are more User Friendly for the slopes on inclement days. We have a wide selection of goggles beginning at $15 for Juniors and $29 for Adults.

Packing for Ruidoso Skiing

Pre-trip anticipation is one of the biggest benefits of taking a vacation. Choosing what to pack for any type of getaway can be challenging, but packing ski or snowboard trip is especially difficult because you’re going to be outside in winter’s element, at a higher elevation, where the weather can change quickly. To make sure you arrive with everything you need, we compiled a checklist you can use during your packing process.

Rocky Mountain Sports offers a selection of affordable options for all of the items below. We have a wide range of sizes of Rental Jackets and Snow Pants available when renting Ski/Snowboard Equipment.

  • Base layers (non-cotton long underwear with wicking ability)
  • Mid layers (lightweight natural or synthetic down jacket or vest or microfleece or vest)
  • Waterproof outerwear – preferably designed for skiing or snowboarding
  • Waterproof gloves/mittens (bring liners if your hands tend to get cold easily)
  • Helmet You can rent helmets, too, along with the rest of your ski or snowboard equipment.
  • Hat
  • Neck gater, scarf, balaclava, bandana
  • Ski/snowboard socks (non-cotton with wicking ability are best – one pair for every two days on the mountain)
  • Goggles with UV protection
  • Sunglasses with UV protection and Croakies®
  • Snacks such as energy bars or something high in protein
  • Sunscreen with at least SPF 15
  • Lip balm with at least SPF 15

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