Hopefully you have plans this winter to come to Island at Rock Creek and enjoy the warm comforts of a vacation getaway while appreciating the wonderful outdoor opportunities that surround the Red Lodge area. The area has numerous winter sports to offer including skiing—both downhill on the mountain and Nordic/cross-country—hiking and snowshoeing, and even non-typical winter activities such as landscape photography. And for all of these activities it’s paramount that you wear the appropriate clothing to stay both safe and comfortable. Here’s a few ideas to keep warm and dry, regardless the winter weather.
Proper layering of clothes is the perfect method to keep your body’s natural thermostat set to comfortable levels. The layers should start with a base layer; in winter weather conditions, a garment such as long underwear will both wick away moisture and warm the body. A middle layer, which effectively could be anything from a fleece to a puffy-jacket or even a wool shirt should be the warm layer that retains your body heat. This layer doesn’t need to be easily removable because you won’t likely have a reason (Although there can be some terrific shirtsleeve spring skiing on the mountain at Red Lodge when the sun is out). And the outermost layer should be a layer that can both protect and repel the elements; it’s the coat to keep out the snow and the wind.
Your hands and feet will also likely need some protection. A warm fleece or wool beanie will suffice to keep the head and the ears warm. The type of gloves you choose will likely reflect the activity.
Hopefully you stay warm and dry when you come to the Red Lodge area to enjoy the many wonderful winter activities. And for your home-away-from-home comforts, remember Island at Rock Creek. Call today to make a reservation.