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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

You know, I skied almost every (winter) weekend from about age 7 until I went to college, and then several times a year after that. I never, ever wore a helmet, took a lot of nasty falls, and I never got hurt in the slightest. Looking back, I realize I was lucky. But nobody really thought about injury at all in those days and absolutely no one wore a helmet.
Foo, stay off the black diamond runs and you should be OK.

I will probably make a few token attempts at the easiest slope so that I can claim participation points, then go inside and drink hot chocolate.
post #17 of 304
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I'm sure they do but you should still wear a helmet, even if you are the best in the world, all it takes is someone behind you to come flying into you. Seen it many times. Plus they keep your head warm and some have built in bluetooth speakers.
Load up http://phresheez.com/site/index.php on your smartphone so we can track your runs and make sure you don't die smile.gif

Haha thanks. Appreciate the safety concerns.

But what about what's really important, the clothes?
post #18 of 304
Cool look - have fun in Vail!

I see nothing wrong with the gloves, but I have a yellow LL Bean parka that I wear with black gloves and ski pants.

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post #19 of 304
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^^^ Do I need some kind of eye protection, or do beginners not need (i.e. look stupid) wearing goggles?
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Don't they have bunny slopes?


Yea, they have greens and some pretty long ones too. You can get a helmet for $50 and not have to worry about a head injury. To me, mitigating the risk of a head injury far outweighs the cost of a helmet. You need goggles, your eyes will water and blur your vision if you're not wearing any.

 

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^^^ Do I need some kind of eye protection, or do beginners not need (i.e. look stupid) wearing goggles?

wear some goggles that have the correct lens for the conditions, it will cut down on the glare of the sun coming off the snow. It can be almost blinding at times.
post #22 of 304
You definitely need eye protection - either sunglasses or goggles.

If it's bright but not snowing, you need a pair of sunglasses for the glare.

If it is snowing you'll want goggles.

It's not shown in my picture, but I generally carry both.

If you get a helmet, go ahead and just buy a pair of goggles to go with it.

P.S. If you haven't skiied in a while, take a lesson your first day - either a half or a full day to get your form back or improve it. The ski instructors at Vail are all really good.
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Will a regular pair of aviator sunglasses work, or do I need special sport frames?
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Damn, you got there before me!!

 

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Will a regular pair of aviator sunglasses work, or do I need special sport frames?

they do until the first time you fall and they go flying off or poke you in the eye. (not that I have ever done that.....)
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Looks fine to me. I would look into getting a helmet though. Vail is a serious mountain. I've been doing it my whole life but I'm pretty sure I'd be dead or a vegetable if I didn't wear a helmet.

The get-up looks fine to me, too, and I'd also recommend a helmet. I never wore one, but I guess I got lucky. I wouldn't go without one now.
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Oakley or Bolle, polycarbonate and wraparound. Of course you'll find you can't wear them anywhere else since while they won't shatter they will scratch. If you have a flat nose bridge issue Oakley makes models specifically for this.

post #28 of 304
Aviators work, but you'll probably want to get a cord or a croakie to keep them from flying off.

The biggest problem with sunglasses is that snow and water can get on both sides of the lens and its a bitch to clean them off while you're on the slope.

Goggles seal tighter to your face so you can usually just wipe off the front and be able to keep going.
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wearing an OCBD skiing is :roflmao:
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Spent two days skiing with my daughters at Badger Pass in Yosemite in my Willis and Geiger tweed jacket and Holland & Holland breeks. The shirt was a cotton flannel Brioni. The outfit received several complements each day of skiing and was certainly unique. Badger Pass is not the most upscale ski area, which may explain in part why the fashion was pretty dismal. I personally like to see Dale of Norway sweaters, or their ilk, but it was all parkas and black ski pants. Worst yet, snow boarders have done nothing to improve fashion: sloppy, old clothes, outlandish pants, Ed Hardy. I apologize for the pictures, they are mostly included to show it really happened.

Can someone direct me to some appropriate knee high argyle men's hose? I have found custom kilt hose, but they're $150. Thanks.
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Skiing in my breeks and tweeds in El Dorado, Colorado, and ice skating locally.
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post #30 of 304

I disagree that sunglasses are okay to wear. Wind will still get behind the lenses and make your eyes water which can be dangerous for you and others. Everybody wears goggles so don't worry that it will look out of place.

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