What to pack for a ski or snowboard trip

  • Good Quality Ski Jacket
  • Salopettes or Ski Pants
  • Selection of Fleeces – micro fleeces, Ideal for layering
  • Base Layers (2-3 tops & bottoms for a weeklong trip)
  • Skiing Socks ( A new pair advisable for each day! Or be prepared to wash them when you are there!)
  • A Warm Hat
  • Ski Gloves or Mittens (Ideally with a warm lining & elasticated wrists)
  • Waterproof Walking Boots with a Good Grip
  • Small Backpack for the Slopes - Filled with:

Water - make sure you stay hydrated!
Snacks - small chocolate bars & bananas are a great way to keep your energy levels topped up
Sun Glasses & goggles for blizzards
Mobile phone or some friends have walkie talkies!
Ski / piste maps - make sure you have an up to date map with emergency numbers highlighted, as well as the restaurants of course!
Sun screen & After Sun - up in the mountains you are more exposed to the sun's rays - even if it's cold you should slap on the sun cream! Especially, protection for your lips.

  • Après-ski Gear for nights out , i.e. Jeans, tops, après- ski is fairly casual, or smart casual if you are planning a special night out but remember outside warmth with the ability to shed layers when you are inside.
  • Snow Boots, you don’t want wet socks!
  • Skis, Poles & Boots. These items can be pre booked when you book your ski or snowboarding holiday, you may still be able to add them on in the resort Also saves you having to travel with them! However if you are a real advanced skier you may have your own equipment (as nothing less will do !!)
  • Large Travel Bag, Suitcase or Backpack (ski equipment tends to be on the bulky side!)
  • First aid kid (containing ibuprofen - for aches and pains or hangovers, arnica for bruising, deep heat or similar )