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Preparing for Your Winter Helicopter Tour in Montana: What to Wear

December 1, 2016 Leave your thoughts

Planning a winter getaway to the Rockies? You’re in for loads of fun. From skiing to ice fishing and everything in between, the Rockies offer an endless list of activities that the whole family can enjoy.

If you’ve done your research, you know that a visit to the Rockies wouldn’t be complete without a helicopter tour. Only a helicopter tour can give you an unforgettable, aerial view of the beautiful landscape the Rockies have to offer. From unique views of the majestic snow-covered mountains to the steaming hot water springs below, you’ll find that a helicopter tour in Montana during the winter months will be everyone’s favorite part of the trip.

However, like any winter experience, a helicopter tour during the winter months does require some special wardrobe planning. To help give our guests the most comfortable and enjoyable experience, here are some tips on what to wear for your winter helicopter tour in Montana:

  • Layers: We suggest planning to wear layers to avoid being too cold. If you get too warm, you can always remove layers. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
  • Winter coat: It can get pretty cold here in the winter, especially when out on a landing strip or up in the air. A good winter coat is a must. We suggest something that’s warm but still easy to move around in so you can get the full 360-degree view while up in the air.
  • Boots: Rubber-soled boots are a good idea because they will keep your feet warm and prevent you from slipping on any wet surfaces.
  • Socks: We suggest wearing warm knee-high socks to keep out the cold from any wind drafts out on the landing strip or during takeoff.
  • Gloves: Gloves are a must. Again, we suggest something that’s warm but still flexible enough that you still have the use of your fingers for maximum comfort and movability.
  • Hats: Even if your coat has a hood, wind drafts make it difficult to keep the hood in place. We suggest wearing a warm winter hat. Keep in mind that you will still need to be able to wear ear gear over (or under) your hat.
  • Sunglasses: It can get pretty bright up here. Sunlight reflecting off frozen lakes and snow-topped mountains can be blinding. Be sure to bring sunglasses so you can enjoy a clear, glare-free view.
  • Sunscreen: Again, it may be winter, but the sun still shines as brightly as ever. We suggest putting a little sunscreen on exposed skin on your face to protect it from sunburn.
  • Long pants: Although snow pants are not required, we do ask that you be sure to wear long, well-fitting pants to keep out the wind. Leggings and athletic pants aren’t effective at keeping you warm during takeoff.

A helicopter tour in Montana will be the highlight of your winter trip to the Rockies—just make sure to wear the right gear for maximum comfort and enjoyment. For more information, or to book your trip, please contact Rocky Mountain Rotors today!

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