Oh yes, the mountain air! While the frosty winter air is certainly invigorating, it is possible to have too much of a good thing. Dressing warmly for your dinner sleigh ride will keep you cozy and ensure your comfort. While “Two Below Zero” may be a bit of an exaggeration, temperatures can drop dramatically once the sun goes down. Here are some tips to help you dress for your special winter ride.
· Dress in layers. Skiers already know that the best strategy for the slopes is dressing in layers, and that concept works well for your sleigh ride, too. Wear a base layer against your skin that manages moisture. Apply wind-resistant fleece as an insulating middle layer, then add a protective outer layer that will retain your body’s heat. By dressing in layers, you will be able to make quick adjustments. You'll be perfectly comfortable in the cozy open sleigh, by the guest tent’s pot belly stove, and in the lodge at dinnertime.
· Cover your head. You lose about 30 percent of body heat through your head and neck, so it's important to preserve warmth during your dinner sleigh ride by keeping your head, ears and neck covered. Choose materials that insulate and breathe well. Wool and synthetic materials are often the best choices because they stay warm even when wet.
· Prevent cold feet. Frosty feet are not just uncomfortable; they can put you at risk for frostbite. Protect your feet with a pair of plush wool or nylon socks that will wick moisture. Then jump into a pair of water-resistant or waterproof boots.
· Protect your hands. Be sure to bring a pair of gloves or mittens to keep your hands toasty warm. Mittens are great, but you might need the added dexterity that gloves offer if you plan to take pictures. And on this picturesque dinner sleigh ride, you definitely will want to take pictures!
The only other thing you need to bring with you is a hearty appetite. Because at the end of the ride, you will see first-hand what genuine Colorado hospitality is all about, with abundant home cooking and lively musical entertainment.
Two Below Zero’s dinner sleigh rides build happy memories that will warm your heart for years to come. By dressing in layers, you will be sure that everything else stays warm, too, during your unforgettable sleighing experience.