As a beginner skier, knowing exactly what to wear while skiing can be a challenge – one that can ultimately make or break a day on the mountain. Get it right, and you can focus your attention where it’s needed: on learning to ski. Get it wrong, and you might find yourself wishing you’d stayed in bed.

In Asia, choosing the right gear can be especially important, particularly in many of the ski resorts in China, where temperatures regularly drop below -20°C and conditions change at the drop of a hat. Ski resorts in Japan’s northernmost prefecture, Hokkaido, are also known for their cold, dry winter climates.

In addition to temperature, there are a variety of other factors to consider and an increasingly diverse selection of technical ski wear and equipment that can be confusing for even the most seasoned skier.

Thankfully, luxury travel experts Leo Trippi have put together a useful guide to help you prepare for the different conditions you can encounter on any given day. Take a close look and make sure you’re ready for your next day out on the snow.

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