Clothing and What to Bring


Please access the Weather Report before you dress your youngster (or suggest attire to an older participant).  Conditions can vary and we recommend erring on the side of caution.  Some items are to always be included, others are more seasonal.

Blizzard ID Tag!
Epic or Alpine Pass, if you have one
Face Masks (Covid and for really cold weather)
Helmet (a must for any skier or snowboarder) They can be rented at Wilmot or Alpine for $10 but I recommend you purchase one for the season. We prefer all members have helmets.
Warm hat
Waterproof Gloves or Mittens (must have leather or synthetic palms, not fabric or knit)
Neck gaiter or turtleneck or fleece collar (no scarves)
Outer Jacket preferably with zip pockets both inside and out
Inner layer - turtleneck, sweater, sweatshirt
Inner warmth layer such as long underwear (top and bottom) - seasonal
Moisture-wicking socks that rise higher than a ski boot (athletic or cotton socks are not appropriate)
Snow pants or sturdy water-resistant pants.  Blue jeans will get very wet and stay wet.
Sunglasses or goggles

Other Gear

All equipment must have a safety brake or leash strap including snowboards
Lip balm
Hand Warmers - check the Blizzard Desk on cold days as we often bring them
Money for Snacks and Lunch (minimum $15)
Extra pair of anything you suspect your child might lose or need

The Blizzard Desk will have a limited amount of the above items including poles, to borrow

AND PLEASE REMEMBER TO LABEL EVERYTHING -  for labels we know will stick

Here's how to get to the Blizzard Campaign:

Instructions for Desktop computers:

  1. Go to and search for the  Blizzard Ski Club (Chicago) fundraiser
    1. In order to find the Logo Label Pack the fundraiser must be supported first.
  2. After the fundraiser has been supported, a message will appear that the fundraiser is now being supported.
  3. Click on “Combo Label Packs” at the top of the screen, next to “Products by Occasion” and the Logo Label Pack will appear in the first row of combo packs.


Mobile Phone Instructions:

  1. Go to and search for the  Blizzard Ski Club (Chicago) fundraiser
  2. Click on the hamburger menu (3 horizontal lines in the top left corner)
  3. Click on “Combo Label Packs”  and the Logo Label Pack will appear at the top of the list of packs.  

What to Leave Home

iPods, iPads, handheld games, Readers, anything you might be upset if it were lost