It is important when skiing that you ensure you are
properly kitted out. You don't need to have the most expensive or flashiest
clothing or equipment, but you need to make sure the gear you have is going to be as
comfortable and safe as possible, in what is, afterall, a freezing and dangerous environment.
Making sure you are the right temperature is vital. Try to wear a number of
thin layers beneath a jacket and trousers, which should both be waterproof.
Decent quality gloves are another must, as it is your fingers which will feel
the cold first if you are inadequately attired whilst skiing.
Always take a hat and maybe a scarf in case the weather changes, which it
can do very rapidly on the mountain. Knowing what
the forecast for the day is, before you go out is always helpful.
As far as the other equipment that you need when skiing,
it is advisable to hire skis and boots the first time you go, until you know
you have "the bug" (and most people do catch it!!).