Ski Trip Pack List

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by Katja on August 10, 2011

I wanted to create you a cheat sheets for easy packing for your ski trip. Note that I only recommend one ski outer layer, but several base- and mid-layers, but if you only ski a few times a year, less amount base-layers is OK - especially if you can wash them during your trip. I actually usually bring two ski jackets and extra ski pants too, because, well... I don't want to dress in the same clothes every day! But there is no need to buy more than one set - good quality ski wear will dry overnight. But I do recommend an extra pair of gloves. Read my other post about ski clothing essentials to learn more about the must have skiing clothing and accessories to bring in the slope. 

I also created another packing list for other items you might want to bring along for your ski trip. Most of them are a common sense, and something that you probably always travel with, but a few things to note... I recommend a small coin/card purse so you don't have to take your wallet to the slopes. Hydration pack is great - you can fill it with water and get a drink whenever. Usually they have plenty of storage so you won't even need another backpack. In addition to water, remember sunscreen, lip balm and snacks for your ski day. And bring your iPod, MP3 Player or iPhone - I truly think I ski better when listening good music, but I'm sure it's not scientifically proven, but music will make skiing even more fun, whether you fill your player with dance tunes, rock'n'roll or relaxing classical music (me? Little bit of everything). 








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Comment posted by janice on November 18, 2013 1:39 AM MST

In order to enjoy your skiing trip to the fullest, you must pack all your things appropriately and carefully so that you do not forget anything. Some important things are sunglasses, slippers, gloves or mittens, heavy sweaters, neck warmer or scarf, snow boots etc. Get more details here :

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Comment posted by Chris on February 15, 2013 10:53 AM MST

Wrist guards was a great suggestion and phone/iPod chargers too! I also bring a REALLY good moisturizer for the windburned cheeks.

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Comment posted by ciara on January 14, 2013 5:16 AM MST

i am going sking with my school tour in 28 days cant wait i have really bad athma what should i do different ?

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Comment posted by Ken on January 1, 2013 11:57 AM MST

Great List! - I would add wrist protectors for us snowboarders! :-)
....and Military ID if applicable, some resorts offer discounts. :-)

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Comment posted by Brianna on December 19, 2012 8:59 PM MST

This list helped me out soooo much! This is my first time going skiing and I had no idea on what to bring! But your list saved me!

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Comment posted by Lisa on December 19, 2012 11:27 AM MST

great list - might want to add "chargers" for phones etc.

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Comment posted by sara on August 8, 2012 1:23 AM MDT

i have been going to the snow since i was 2 and now i am 10 i was just wondering when i try to print it wont print the list plx help thx

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Response posted by Eric on August 9, 2012 10:04 AM MDT

Hi Sara,
Sorry to hear you're having trouble printing the list. Try copy and pasting these links into your browser (be careful to catch the whole link if it goes onto a 2nd line):
to print each page on its own. Thanks!


Comment posted by Laria on February 5, 2012 10:36 AM MST

hey my whole family has been going and i've been going for 7 years- make that 8 seince I was 4! really helped thx.

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Comment posted by Carol on December 29, 2011 4:33 PM MST

Is it possible to go skiing without all that gear? I'm going to do it for one afternoon as a chaperone for a youth trip. Are there bare minimums?
I live in Atlanta and may never ski again! Thanks.

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Comment posted by Ryan Pang on December 8, 2011 6:45 PM MST

OMG, thank you for the list, almost forgot my Ipod.

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Comment posted by Emmy on October 13, 2011 8:58 AM MDT

My family and I are going on a ski trip this November. This really helped me! Thanks!!!

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