I am headed off for a ski week with my family. My first time skiing was a few years ago and I had no idea what to pack. Now that I have a few trips under my belt (and down the slopes) I thought it would be helpful to share what items I pack for a ski trip. This is the post I wish I had when I went for the first time. I created a checklist below to make sure you have everything you need for your trip.
If there is something I am missing, feel free to comment below and share your ski packing tips.
What to Pack For a Ski Trip
Ski and Snowboarding Gear
When it comes to ski gear. I have always rented my equipment. I have heard the best piece to invest is in boots. I am not there yet so I can’t give any good recommendations. If you have the chance to bring your own helmet and goggles instead of renting, I would.
After a day on the slopes, I love changing into comfortable clothes after a hot shower. If you love a hot tub in the snow, pack your swimsuit.
For après ski (cocktails and small bites) a sweater, jeans, and boots work great. Swap your helmet for a warm hat and you are all set.
Make sure to apply sunscreen to your face and wear goggles/sunglasses for eye protection. You will want to make sure you have a solid face and skin moisturizer at the end of the day. Your skin can get dry and chapped. Don’t forget your lips!
Ski Trip Packing Tips
Surprisingly, I have been able to pack for a ski weekend in a carry-on. I use my Away bag and packing cubes. Keep your helmet/goggles and gloves on the exterior part of your handle on the suitcase and I have had no issues. Ski clothes and warm layers go in their own packing cubes. Keep your toiletries tight so you have room in your suitcase for everything. I roll up my Longchamp bag for a great and easy bag for going out and about. You can keep most of your belongings in your pockets but in case you want a bag with you.
For tech items, I like to keep all my chargers in one place. I purchased this Calpak tech pack and I love it!
Ski Trip Checklist
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