Clothing for cross-country skiing allows skiers to stay comfortably warm but not overheat.
Here are the basics you will need for practices:
Layers are key. Skiers often warm up quickly and shed layers, which they can leave at their country flag during practice.
Wool or synthetic socks
Cross-country ski pants can be worn over long underwear or tights to provide warmth and flexibility. We recommend the Swix universal or equivalent. We like these pants because they have side zippers, are breathable, and water resistant.
Synthetic long underwear or leggings
Synthetic top covered by fleece and/or a lightweight jacket (like our team jacket)
Flexible Mittens or XC gloves. Water resistant. Make sure mittens fit inside ski straps. Hand warmers help.
A Buff. One that can be pulled up over the mouth for cold conditions.
A hat. Team hats and buffs in our team pattern are available at a reasonable rate. Contact our clothing coordinator. Leadership email addresses are in the members only section.
Protective eyewear. We require that all skiers wear protective eyewear while racing and we strongly encourage protective eyewear for all practices. Safety glasses from any hardware store work well.
Club clothing options: EMXC Youth has team race suits and jackets available. More information on these options will be available at the opening dinner. Remember to look at the clothing page of the used gear swap (found in the members only section) as you might find just the item you need.