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Tips for First-Time Skiers and Snowboarders

Are you new to skiing or snowboarding in Colorado?

Not sure what to do when conditions are always changing? Do you stick to the beginner/green runs? At Outpost Sunsport, we understand the unique challenges that come with the diverse mountain weather in the Centennial State. We offer both daily and season rentals to make your winter adventure hassle-free. Here are some straightforward tips for first-timers.

Proper Sizing

Getting the right gear size is crucial. Our expert staff at Outpost Sunsport can help you find boots, skis, or a snowboard that fits comfortably. Boots should be snug but not painfully tight, and skis or a snowboard should match your height and weight for optimal control.

Dress in Layers

Colorado's weather can change rapidly, so it's essential to dress in layers to stay comfortable on the slopes. Start with moisture-wicking base layers, add insulating layers for warmth, and finish with a waterproof and insulated jacket and pants. Remember essential accessories like gloves, a hat, and goggles to keep you warm and protected.

Take a Lesson

If you're new to skiing or snowboarding and navigating Colorado's mountains, consider taking a lesson from a qualified instructor. Learning the basics properly will help you progress faster and enjoy the sport more, regardless of the changing conditions. 

Safety First

Colorado's mountain terrain can be challenging, so always wear a helmet when skiing or snowboarding. It's a simple step that can prevent serious injuries. Also, be aware of the mountain's safety guidelines and adhere to them at all times.


Whether you're planning a single day on the slopes or an entire season of skiing or snowboarding, Outpost Sunsport has the rental gear and expertise to make your experience enjoyable and safe. Come see us to get the right equipment and essential tips for a successful outing as a first-time skier or snowboarder.

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