Skiers 'should wear appropriate socks'

Published: 05th January 2011

Skiers 'should wear appropriate socks'
When preparing for a ski trip, packing the correct foot wear is essential, experts claim.

Sacha Gros, manager of Vista Bahn Ski Rentals tells Vail Daily that although it sounds obvious, many people turn up at the slopes opting for two pairs of socks or regular cotton socks instead.

He adds that skiers should stay away from bulky or cotton socks as it puts too much pressure on the foot, adding: "We usually have to sell them a pair [of ski socks] because you can't fit the boot properly."

Other advice when shopping for or renting skiing equipment, says Grant Leffel, a salesman at Christy Sports in Vail, is to be truthful about your ability level, telling the newspaper: "If you're magic carpet material, don't tell the shop you're the best thing that ever happened to black diamonds."

This is because a ski shop will fit your equipment to your experience - a skilled skier, for example, could have longer skis.

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