PARKA: Nylon-hooded parka is a must. Take with you, as U.S. nylon is best.
SCARVES: Two or three bright silk scarves to shield the throat while skiing. Available in the Parsenn for $2 if you don't already have them.
CAPS: Two "fast" caps and one ski cap with visor for men and women. Bright colors are acceptable in scarves and caps even if you're a novice.
GOGGLES: You can either bring Air Force surplus polaroid goggles with rubber mountings and interchangeable lenses, or buy snow goggles there.
GLOVES: Two pair woolen inner mittens, two pair leather outer gauntlet mittens. Good selection at Davos.
KNAPSACK: Skiers in Switzerland carry necessities in a "fanny pack," strapped around the waist. Get this in Davos.
SUNGLASSES: Bring nonbreakable ones—for sunning, not for skiing. You can get all sorts of sun-tan oil there.
AFTER-SKI TIPS FOR GIRLS: Don't bring cocktail or evening dresses or high heels. Your dressiest outfit will best be a full skirt of bright wool or quilting, and a cashmere sweater. Take tapered slacks of corduroy or velveteen, wear them with bright blouses or sweaters—"the gayer the better." You will need flat play shoes, and fleece-lined after-ski boots. You'll also need a tailored topcoat, preferably fur-lined. All cosmetics are available in villages, but hotels supply neither soap nor facecloths. Bring your own; they're hard to find. Cotton flannel nightgowns and light-wool bathrobe also necessary. You're likely to have to parade down the hall to the bathroom.
AFTER-SKI TIPS FOR MEN: The most formal outfit a man needs is a tweed jacket, flannel slacks, shirt, tie and loafers—and the tie isn't necessary. He also needs pajamas, bathrobe, slippers, soap, washcloth, after-ski boots, and an overcoat, such as a camel's-hair duffel which is ideal.
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