Anyone can be uncomfortable, but you don't have to be.
Good quality skiing clothes will not only keep you warm, but will also transport perspiration away from the body to keep your dry: modern materials used for sports clothing will 'wick' moisture away from the skin so sweat does not sit against the skin, causing discomfort and leading to chapping and chafing. Dress in layers to trap warmth and help you accommodate the changes in temperature. Outer layers should be waterproof and protect you from the wind.
LD Mountain Centre's Tips for Comfortable Skiing
In some cases people become fatigued even though they are in good physical shape. This is generally due to overcompensating for poorly fitting boots or due to feet that are not stable enough to allow for efficient ski turns.” If their boot doesn’t fit properly, or if their feet have insufficient stability, people try to make up for it by clamping down on the top of the boot. This may compromise circulation or nerve supply to the feet that results in cold and numb feet at the end of each ski run which not only makes skiing less comfortable but also less fun.
Socks are part of your insulation from the cold and are crucial in winter sports such as skiing. Good socks will not only help keep your feet dry, by 'wicking' away any moisture from the feet but will also keep them warm and comfortable within your boots. Many beginners assume that layering multiple pairs of thick socks are the way to keep warm and dry, but the experts stress that you should only wear one pair of thin socks, so it's best to opt for specialised skiing socks. What blend you choose comes down to personal choice and comfort, but whatever you do don't wear 100% cotton socks - they actually hold the moisture against the skin, which will quickly cause painful blistering. If you really need extra warmth, opt for sock liners - preferably silk -, which are worn under your ski socks and keep warmth in without encouraging perspiration to hang around
Street shoes and ski boots are quite different, and orthotics for skiing need to be specifically fine-tuned for the demands of the sport. Some skier’s turn well to the left but not to the right –this can be due to differences in the shape and function of the feet. Orthotics can compensate for these differences and improve overall comfort and performance, which in turn reduces fatigue.
Follow these simple tips for a healthy – and high performance - winter workout: