You just booked your ski trip. Now, what do you need for your ski trip? It is so exciting to be embarking on an active outdoor experience. You can’t wait for the adrenaline rush of swishing down the mountain. But now you are wondering what to pack for a ski trip? Well, here are some handy dandy tips to help make sure you are prepared. This way, you can stay warm and dry and enjoy your ski trip to the fullest.
What To Bring On A Ski Trip
First of all, I won’t go into every detail of what to pack. I expect you will already think of underwear and toothpaste and those types of general things. This packing list for ski trips is focused on what ski clothing you will need plus a few ski accessories. Ski clothing is all about layering. It starts with your base layers for skiing, moves to your mid layer ski clothing, and finally your outer layer ski clothing. You may be able to shed your mid layer of ski clothing if it will be fairly warm where you are skiing or if you get hot easily. However, it is best to have one with you to be prepared.
When you consider what to pack for a ski trip, you will also need to remember ski accessories in addition to your ski clothing. It may seem like a lot of layers and ski accessories. The good news is that good quality ski clothing is fairly lightweight because of fancy heat retention tactics and it should fold up fairly flat.
I asked Eddie Bauer to provide some ski layering clothing to facilitate review and I am happy to share my honest opinions on features to look for in ski clothing. Eddie Bauer FIRST ASCENT clothing line is made for mountain sports including skiing and tested by world-class guides and athletes. Eddie Bauer FIRST ACENT line uses special fabrics and insulation technology to deliver next level warmth and breathability which are both so important in cold climate with vigorous activity. I also loved the little details in the Eddie Bauer designs. For example, the Women’s Resolution IR 1/4-Zip was super duper soft and had a little extra fabric foldover that keeps the cold zipper from touching your skin. It also had thumbhole cuffs to keep sleeves from riding up while active.
Packing For A Ski Trip- What You Need
Without further ado, here is a packing list for your ski trip:
- Waterproof Ski Jacket
- Waterproof Ski Pants
- Mid Layer Clothing (warm sweater or warm fleece)
- Base Layer Clothing- Top And Bottom (long underwear or fancy base layer with FreeHeat IR technology and moisture wicking abilities)
- Waterproof Gloves or Mittens
- Beanie Hat (one that covers your ears and will fit under a helmet)
- Balaclava, multiclava, or scarf
- Ski Socks (over the calf, wool combo is best)
- Snow Boots (for when you are not yet skiing)
- Ski Goggles and/or sunglasses
- Lip Balm (avoid cracked lips from the cold wind)
- Ski gear (If you rent skis, ski boots, and a helmet, you don’t have to carry them with you to the destination.)
- Pocket Pack of Tissues (cold weather makes for runny noses)
All of the items on my ski packing list above can be worn over again every day of the trip except the base layer. I packed different Base Layer Clothing for each day of the ski trip since I sweat and I wanted to be fresh each day.
Then, of course, you also need to pack fresh undergarments for each day of the trip. Also, don’t forget to pack comfortable and cute pants to use when you aren’t skiing.
Of course, I also had to pack kids ski clothes since I am a mommy! Plus, a few high protein snacks for my kids and I. Then we were all set and we had a great time on our 5 day ski strip!
I hope you find this list useful when deciding what to pack for a ski trip. Where are you going for your ski trip?