First Timer Questions: What Gear Do I Need to Buy to Start Skiing?

Caleb from Nakiska Ski Area answers your question!

When you first start out, RENT before you buy!

Most ski areas offer affordable rental options for your day on the hills. Find local ski hills near you.

Once you’re ready to commit, you can start from the basics and build up your gear as needed.

  1. Invest in a good quality helmet to keep you safe
  2. Get your boots fitted at a ski shop to make sure they’re the right size.

What Caleb loves about Nakiska Ski Area:

I love everything about Nakiska. I’ve been coming here ever since I was a kid. This is season number seven for me, teaching with the sports school. For learning, we’re awesome because we have a good selection of trails varying in degrees. We have of the best green lifts in the area, in my opinion. Nice, wide, open, consistent runs and a great ski school. And we’re in the beautiful Kananaskis range, which I think is some of the most beautiful mountains I have ever seen.


Nakiska Ski Area features some of the best cruising and carving trails in the Rockies. See more details about Nakiska Ski Area.

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