Ski packing list: Don’t forget these ski essentials

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Write a ski packing list for a stress-free start to your ski holiday

Many of us leave packing until the last minute. This inevitably leaves us scrambling around in the loft searching for ski gloves and goggles the night before our ridiculously early flight. But thinking ahead and writing a ski packing list can really take the pressure off.

Packing for a ski trip requires careful consideration to ensure you have all the necessary gear and clothing to stay warm and enjoy the slopes.

So where to start? Well in the words of Maria Von Trapp, let’s start at the very beginning . . . It’s helpful to breakdown your ski packing list into sections, the first section being travel essentials for getting there safely.

Travel checklist

  • Tickets, money, passports, driving licence
  • Mobile phone and charger (and EU adapter plug)
  • Accommodation booking details
  • Ski transfer booking details
  • Ski/Snowboard gear
  • Ski/snowboard hire booking details

Many of us prefer to hire skis in resort rather than travel with our equipment these days. But you may still own your own gloves or goggles, which are small and easily slip into the side of your bag.

Ski/Snowboard gear

  • Skis or snowboard in a bag
  • Ski/Snowboard boots
  • Helmet
  • Goggles
  • Poles
  • If going off-piste: transceiver, probe and shovel
  • Rucksack
  • Water bottle

Ski clothing

  • Ski jacket
  • Ski trousers/sallopettes
  • Beanie
  • Fleece
  • Ski gloves
  • Ski socks
  • Thermals (top and bottom)

Other equipment

  • Sun glasses
  • Sun cream and after sun
  • Lip balm
  • Energy snacks
  • Pain relief
  • Pyjamas
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Clothes for non-skiing

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