Visitors coming to Tirol to go skiing need not worry about their equipment. All the things they need can be hired or bought in the resorts. Tips and advice on the best wintersports equipment for your needs are available from instructors, ski schools and shop staff.
The first thing to get right when skiing is your clothing. Here is is really worth investing in quality material that will last you several seasons. It should be warm and functional as well as windproof and waterproof. Good wintersports clothing can also be used for tobogganing, snowshoeing and winter hiking, so those who enjoy being out and about in nature during the winter months should make sure they have salopettes, a ski jacket, ski underwear, ski socks, a functional pullover and gloves. The outfit is rounded off, of course, by a helmet. These can also be hired in the resort.
The key equipment – skis, boots and poles – can be hired quickly and easily from one of the rental shops in the ski resort. That saves you having to drag around the equipment, costs less and guarantees that you will have the latest gear in top condition every winter. The ski schools in St. Johann in Tirol offer a special service which involves your personal skiing instructor coming along with you to the hire shop and helping you to choose the right equipment for your needs. Those thinking about purchasing their own equipment should talk to a member of staff in a sports shop. They have many years of experience in finding the right equipment for skiers of all ages and abilities, so they will know exactly the right model, length and ski shape for you. Beginners often start out with a relatively short ski that is easy to turn.
Last but not least, do not underestimate the sun's radiation in the mountains. It may be cold out on the slopes, but the sun is very strong. Therefore skiers should make sure they have sunglasses, suncream and lip protection with them at all times.