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Old 10-10-2009, 05:39 PM
 
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We are floridians going to copper mountain in January. 2 small kids and 2 adults. I know what we have to wear for skiing. But not sure what is appropriate for regular walking around, dinner, sleigh rides. What do you wear for pants? Are thermals under jeans or sweat pants ok? Any tips?
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Old 10-10-2009, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Bring lots of warm clothes for the kiddies. Adults can usually get by with jeans, maybe with long underwear if it's really cold; sweaters and ski jackets. Everyone needs hats and gloves/mittens, warm socks and boots.
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Old 10-11-2009, 08:22 AM
 
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If you were here now, you'd know what to expect in january... actually I'm pretty sure it was colder yesterday than it ever was last Jan.
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Old 10-11-2009, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Copper Mountain is very cold at night and quite often has the nations lowest overnight temps.
Thermol insoles by 3m and layered products by Thinsulate would be a plus,layering thermal underwear under jeans of course is fine too, just make sure you and your kid's, feet,heads, core are properly covered..expect 5 to -20 at night that time of year..could even get colder.
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Old 10-11-2009, 09:42 AM
 
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We are floridians going to copper mountain in January. 2 small kids and 2 adults. I know what we have to wear for skiing. But not sure what is appropriate for regular walking around, dinner, sleigh rides. What do you wear for pants? Are thermals under jeans or sweat pants ok? Any tips?
Jeans are fine. I would wear a thermal layer under your jeans if it is very cold. Sweatpants are fine for just walking around, but not for going out to dinner. (Not that Copper is a fashion place, but sweats are not really appropriate.) By "thermals" I hope you mean a base layer made fom polyester, silk or wool - NO COTTON! Blends are great. Some brands are Duofold, Polar Max, Under Armour, SmartWool, Capilene, to name a few. And always keep your head covered.
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Old 10-12-2009, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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I would think sweat pants would be too drafty.

Jeans with thermals would work. When I'm in the mountains in winter I wear thermals with my hiking pants and for my upper body I wear a long sleave plaid shirt with a windbreaker. Gloves and wool cap.

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We are floridians going to copper mountain in January. 2 small kids and 2 adults. I know what we have to wear for skiing. But not sure what is appropriate for regular walking around, dinner, sleigh rides. What do you wear for pants? Are thermals under jeans or sweat pants ok? Any tips?
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Old 10-12-2009, 04:11 PM
 
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Thanks everyone! I'm glad we can still wear jeans with a baselayer. Didn't want to buy even more new clothes we will only wear 1 week.
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Old 10-13-2009, 11:35 AM
 
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If I'm not playing in the snow or working I just wear jeans, sometimes with thermals.
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