Snowshoe What to Bring and What to Wear


  • Check the Taos Ski Valley weather the night before to dress appropriately
  • Dress in layers with a winter windproof/waterproof shell jacket with hood & pants
  • Calf high Smartwool non cotton socks that do not fall down and bunch up (bunching/falling socks can quickly cause painful blisters!)
  • Polypropylene underwear: top and bottom to wick perspiration and keep you warm and dry
  • We recommend you wear water/windproof ski pants or similar, not water absorbent cotton jeans, stretch leggings or yoga pants
  • We recommend you wear insulated above the ankle winter bootsno street shoes, no low ankle summer hiking, street fashion boots or sneakers.
  • Snowboard boots work well. One day snowboard boot rentals are available at ski rental shops around the Taos Ski Valley Area and rental shops in town. Reserve in advance!
  • Daypack to stow clothing layers, snacks and a thermos of hot chocolate
  • Sunglasses
  • 50 PFD Sunscreen, put it on before you arrive
  • Bottle of water
  • Winter Water/Wind Proof Gloves or Mittens
  • Warm Sun Visor Hat



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