How to Keep a Ski Mask Dry

How to Keep a Ski Mask Dry
Any cold-weather enthusiast will tell you the key to keeping warm in the snow is to stay dry. However, our bodies are 70 percent water, so parts of your snow clothes are likely to get wet by no fault of your own. You will need to keep your ski mask dry to keep it warm.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Step 1
Check the fitting of your mask. Make sure that the ski mask fits you properly. You don't want a mask that is too small, it won't line up with your eyes and mouth correctly. You also don't want a mask that is too big because it will allow moisture to penetrate.
Step 2
Spit into your mask before you ski, as strange as it may seem. Then use your sleeve or a dry towel to wipe off the clear plastic. Just like with a diving mask, the difference in temperature of the inside air space within your mask to the cooler outside air temperature causes condensation. Commercial mask defogging solutions are also available but aren't necessary.
Step 3
Check your ventilation holes. Your breath is full of moisture that will just collect in the ski mask making it heavier and more moist and in so doing make it cold. Also your nose is one of the first places to get frost bitten and adding moisture to your skin is a risk that is unnecessary to take.
Step 4
Take the mask off after your ski run and brush it off. Find some paper towels and you can dab off the moisture that may collect to the mask. The best option would be to find a heat source such as an open fire or a lodge fire place. This will allow for you to keep the mask dry.
Step 5
Store your mask properly. To prevent damage and cracking, store your mask well. Most masks come with a silk-like material bag for storage.

Article Written By Heather Broeker

Originally from North Carolina, Heather Broeker studied journalism and advertising at the University of North Carolina. After graduation she moved to Los Angeles, where she worked for Fox Searchlight, Fox Reality and later as a writer and marketing director. Broeker now lives in Los Angeles and runs Head Over Heels, a writing and public relations company.

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