In respect to this, do you really need ski pants?
Do NOT wear jeans, or sweatpants. Youwillbe falling down in snow, and even if it iscoldenough to be dry snow, some of it will sticktoyou and melt. At least wear shells (nylonwaterproofpants with no padding or insulation). But Irecommendthick ski pants for beginners.
In this manner, what do you need to wear when skiing?
There's no need for expensive, fancyskiclothes your first time skiing. As long as youhave aturtleneck, a sweater or a fleece jacket, and some kindofinsulating pants (no denim, though) to wear under awinterjacket and waterproof snow pants, you should be warmenough.A pair of winter gloves is a good idea, too.
In general, your legs stay warmer and you don't needamid-layer on your lower half. If you're only planningonskiing or riding at a ski resort, then weightdoesn'tmatter and you can go with any wool orsyntheticlayer.