Equipment Requirements and Recommendations
  • Helmets - Ski Helmets are required at all times during on snow activity. 

    • 2020/2021 - USSA Races Only - Read FIS Helmet Requirements for USSA races Here

  • Helmet Chin Guard - Required for SL skiing 

  • Mouth Guard - Recommend but not required!

  • Goggles – Required -  Clear goggle lens during night practices and tinted for day practice.

  • Skis – Best Practice: One pair of GS and SL skis, and a pair of all around skis (Twin Tips) to keep the race skis in top shape. 

  • Forearm and Shin Guards – Ask a coach when they are needed. Generally, if your athlete is beginning to clear gates, these guards are needed. Generally not needed for Introductory Athletes. 

  • Back Protector - Ask a coach when a back protector is needed. Usually only needed for high speed athletes. 

  • Socks  - One pair of medium or light wool socks recommended.  Cotton holds moisture and make feet cold.  

  • Helmet Liner - (Balaclava) For extremely cold days or when snow making is in progress.

  • Race Suit - Race suits can improve race times, but are not required. Many families choose to wait until the Athlete is regularly attending race events. Ask a coach! 

  • Zip Off Ski Pants - These are designed to be worn over race suits and allow removal without exiting boots. Usually only needed for regular racers, and do NOT need to match the Team Jackets.

  • Equipment should be of good quality and checked for safety, especially the ski bindings. Please note, our coaches are not certified ski technicians!

  • The coaching staff conducts Parent clinics on for ski tuning, or use the HVST Tuning Service. 

  • Advice on specific equipment can be obtained from the Head Coach–please do not over buy equipment, which may hinder skiing progress of your Athlete.

          At our Summer Picnic and Fall Pancake Breakfast we ususally have a buy/sell/swap event for used equipment

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