The packing list for ski trips

Dear Reader,

So if you have read my last post, you know that I just came back from ski break. Now, if this is your first ski trip, here is what you need to bring for sure and everything you can leave at home.

Ski jacket and ski pants

This is of course essential. You will be in cold weather and snow so if you do not have this, you will be very cold most of the time. For example, last week it was -14 degrees. Also, it might be windy and snow, so a ski jacket and ski pants are a must. I suggest you get these back in your place, or once you arrive if you live in a place where they are not readily available.

Thermal Underwear

This is another most. You will be wearing this all week under your ski jacket and ski pants to keep you warm. This includes a pair of pants, an undershirt, and a shirt. The ones I have are from Oldo, but you can get whatever you can find. You should get thermal underwear since they are much better at conserving heat than normal leggings and undershirts. Again, you can get these at home or on location although that will be more expensive in most cases.

Other ski outfit parts

Along with the ski overall and the thermal underwear, you of course also have to bring a scarf, gloves, a helmet, and goggles. A helmet is essential for safety because you just never know what is going to happen. Now these are just suggestions, but anything that you think would keep you warmer is a good suggestion. I also wear a thing under my helmet to stop the wind blowing through. There are many things people will wear so you'll have to find what works for you. Bring what you have from home and then extend your collection if you see that you need more.


You might think it is winter and you don't need it, but you could not be more wrong. Because of the snow, the sun is also reflected back and is therefore even stronger. So make sure you pack your sunscreen and use it. Even with it, you will probably get the typical skiing tan.

Home clothes

If you are staying in an apartment, you will be wearing these most days after skiing. You will just want to come home, take a shower, and put on some comfy clothes. Bring a pair of sweatpants and shirt that you can just feel cozy in. I spent about 60% of my time in mine during that one week.

Other everyday clothes

If you are planning to do some going out or are staying at a hotel, bring a couple of outfits for that. Nothing too fancy in most places but just something to wear to the dining room. Of course, if you are staying at one of the five-star hotels you might want to pack something a bit more formal. From my experience, you will want to spend most of your time in your home clothes since you'll have no energy after a full day of skiing.

Here you have all the things you absolutely have to bring to have a successful ski trip. If this is your first one, enjoy it and don't be too afraid of falling down the mountain. It happens to the best of us.

If you have any other things you think are essential, feel free to share them in the comments below.



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