BASE LAYER- When exposed to the cold, especially when riding in the outdoors during winter, layered clothing is highly advisable. Shirts or jerseys and pants designed to keep your body dry and comfortable is a first line of defense.
MID-LAYER - usually in the form of fleece jackets, pants, shirts and vests will allow you a comfortable and breathable protection.
OUTER LAYER -(Jackets, pants or bibs) - Jackets and pants made from a waterproof material will ensure you stay dry and warm.
SOCKS – extra pair recommended
BOOTS - will keep your ankles supported; your feet warm and give you traction in the snow.
GLOVES- will keep your hands warm and dry while ensuring the outer portion enables a firm, non-slip grip on the handlebars. Extra pair is recommended.
BALACLAVA - another way to keep warm, and provides added face and neck protection. (Recommended)
HAT- will keep the heat from escaping through the top of your head, keeping you warm.
HELMET- proper helmet will allow you to have airflow while keeping you warm. They should fit well and be comfortable and allow for good visibility. All helmets used for snowmobiling should meet or exceed United States DOT standards for safety and durability.
GOGGLES- they keep your face warm, your vision clear, and your face protected from flying debris - extra pair recommended.
TECH VEST- Wearing a tech vest or any other chest protector is a great way to stay safe while riding. There are a variety of styles to choose from so finding the right chest gear should be a top priority.
KNEE PADS- Knee and shin padding is a must when riding in the backcountry. Having protective gear in any sport will reduce injury and maintain focus and confidence.
BACKPACK – or a avalanche pack needes to be worn during the clinics. If you are not able to bring your own we will provide a pack for you to use during the clinics. Backpack must have the following items:
• Beacon • Probe • Shovel • First Aid Kit • Matches • Whistle • Heat packs • Headlamp or flashlight
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