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How should I dress for Different temperatures?
How can I find out the conditions before I go?
Every ski resort publishes a "conditions" report or a "ski report".  Usually it's done daily and gives you a summary of the temperatures, trails open, lifts running, weather conditions, and more.

Here's some tips to keep in mind for different temperatures:


40 AND ABOVE
  Torso:  Turtleneck or shirt or T-shirt, plus wind shirt or light jacket.
  Legs:  Pants only.
  Head/Face:  Light hat or none.  Goggles to cover eyes.
  Hands:  Light gloves or liners.
  Feet:  Light socks.
Put lift ticket on a garment that will not be removed.

28 TO 40
  Torso:  Turtleneck or shirt plus medium parka or jacket.
  Legs:  Long johns and pants; or pants and warm-ups; or bib ski pants.
  Head/Face:  Light or medium hat.  Goggles to cover eyes.
  Hands:  Medium gloves or wool mittens.
  Feet:  Light socks.

15 TO 28
  Torso:  Turtleneck, light sweater, and medium to heavy parka or jacket.
  Legs:  Thermal long johns and heavy pants; or medium pants and warm-ups; or long johns and bib ski pants.
  Head/Face:  Medium to heavy hat.  Goggles to cover eyes.
  Hands:  Heavy gloves or wool mittens with liners.
  Feet:  Medium socks.

5 TO 15
  Torso:  Turtleneck, shirt, medium sweater or vest, plus heavy parka or jacket.
  Legs:  Thermal long johns, pants and warm-ups; or thermal long johns and bib ski pants.
  Head/Face:  Heavy tight-knit hat that covers ears and forehead.  Goggles to cover eyes.
  Hands:  Heavy gloves or heavy wool mittens with liners.
  Feet:  Wool socks.

5 AND BELOW
  Torso:  Thermal undershirt, turtleneck, shirt, heavy sweater or vest, plus heavy parka or jacket.
  Legs:  Heavy thermal long johns, heavy pants and warm-ups; or heavy thermal long johns and bib ski pants.
  Head/Face:  Salve on face.  Face mask or scarf and neck gaitor over mouth and nose.  Goggles to cover eyes.  Heavy tight-knit hat that covers ears and forehead.
  Hands:  Heavy gloves with liners or heavy wool mittens with liners and windproof shell.
  Feet:  Wool socks. Keep boots loose to aid circulation.  If windy, add another layer to torso. No exposed flesh on head. Add hood to parka if available.

Dog Sled Rides

----- Have you ever wanted to take a ride on a dogsled? Have you seen TV coverage of the Iditarod and wondered what it might be like? The truth is, the experience is every bit as much fun as it appears. With more than 130 touring kennels in the US and more than 60 others around the world, it is also more accessible than you think.
www.dogsledrides.com/Index.php


Listing for winter related sports in NJ
www.state.nj.us/smug/internet/css/outdoor/wintersports.htm


Make Your Own SNOW
----- Wish you have SNOW when you wanted it???  Well click on these links to find out how to make your own.
www.whdh.com/news/articles/extra/1887
http://maMonticelloMonticellokesnow0.tripod.com - Great temperature chart.
www.snowmaking-technologies.com/Home.html
www.snowathome.com
www.snowguns.com
www.geocities.com/snowmaker_17/snowmaker_17


Commercial Sites:
www.hungryforsnow.com/photos.html
www.backyardblizzard.com


Pennsylvania State Snowmobile Association
----- Information on snowmobiling in PA.
www.pasnow.org


DCNR
----- website now offers printable snowmobile trail maps for PA!  Find the updated map of your favorite trails!
www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/stateforests/maps.htm

Information on other activities from the DCNR web site.
www.dcnr.state.pa.us


Great short videos on skiing & snowboarding tips.
www.kingpine.com/quicktips.php


Information on other activities from the DCNR web site.
www.dcnr.state.pa.us


Screen Savers
http://jaypeakresort.com/page.asp?intNodeID=16145


Snow Crystals
----- Welcome to www.SnowCrystals.com !    This site is all about snow crystals and snowflakes -- what they are, where they come from, and just how these remarkably complex and beautiful structures are created, quite literally, out of thin air.         
www.Snowcrystals.com


Snowmobile Vermont Tours
----- They offer 1 hour mountain tour, 2 hour back country tour, and 1 hour kids tour using snowmobiles made for kid sizes. (Suggested ages 4-11)
Available at: Adults at Stowe, Adults & Kids at Killington & Okemo
Vermont
www.snowmobilevermont.com

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