Winter Clothing and Vehicle Equipment
Check the following items before you head out to ensure safe driving.
- Equipping your car with snow tires or tire chains
→ Ice can occur on roads even when there is no snow.
- Avoid low-riding vehicles
→ The snow on the road can exceed 10 centimeters in depth, depending on the weather.
- Four-wheel drive vehicles
→ Four-wheel drive vehicles are preferable in areas that receive regular snowfall.
The event site is below freezing, so check the following items to ensure you spend the time in comfort.
- Coats and cold-weather gear
→ It’s best to get clothing that protects against water, wind, and cold.
→ It’s best to wear insulated, water-resistant boots with slip-resistant grip on the bottom.
→ Even safer are boots with removable spikes that are sold at hardware stores.
→ Unsuitable footwear: shoes with heels, without grip, etc.
- Raincoats, ponchos, etc.
→ Umbrellas are also convenient, but you can’t use your hands if you fall down, so a raincoat or poncho is recommended.
(Note: An umbrella is of no use on days with strong wind, and it could also injure someone nearby.)
→ It may be difficult to see the ground with the naked eye in some places due to darkness, so each person should have their own flashlight.
- Other convenient items
→ Disposable heating pads, cold-resistant gloves, cold-resistant hats, earmuffs, etc.