How to Dress for Winter Sports

Winter sports take place outdoors, in variable conditions. 

Warm clothing that you can move around comfortably in is appropriate. It is wise to bring lots of layers, including long underwear, a mid-layer of wool or fleece, and a waterproof outer layer. Do not wear jeans or sweatpants. Wear one pair of wool ski socks.

Make sure to bring waterproof gloves or mittens, a neck warmer or scarf, and goggles or sunglasses. We do not sell ski apparel, but you can purchase anything you find you need (or forget) at Freestyle Ski Shop in Wintergreen's Mountain Inn and at the rental shop. 

Also, it is a good idea to label everything with your name and a phone number in case you misplace anything.

Dress on the slopes at the Wintergreen Adaptive Sports annual Mardi Gras event is different. Held always on the first Saturday in March near the end of our snow sports season, the day begins as we launch our version of a second line parade on skis and snowboards at 11am. Traditional Mardi Gras costumes are featured alongside those designed to reflect the year's theme. Following the parade is the traditional Mardi Gras gumbo lunch served at the WAS Hut. Chicken and Sausage Gumbo, Seafood Gumbo, and at least one vegetarian option are served with French Bread and plenty of Cajun and Zydeco music.