What To Pack And Not To Pack? Ski Trip Packing Checklist
Winter clothes are much bulkier, so before traveling this winter, remember to really think about whether you really need something before packing it! At TakeTours.com, we thought we’d help out with a bit of the anxiety and give you some friendly tips for your ski trip packing checklist you may or may not already be aware of:
- Consider packing a duffel bag instead of a suitcase; you’ll get a little more wiggle room on storage space. If you prefer a suitcase, we would recommend bringing an empty duffel bag in your suitcase to use on the way back, if needed.
- Remember to bring WARM clothes, such as sweaters, gloves/mittens, hats, scarves, socks (waterproof whenever possible, We recommend hiking socks!).
- If you already own everything or can get your hands on it before bringing a ski jacket, ski pants, and proper ski/snowboard equipment; doing so will save you money in the long run. If not, that is totally fine! Many places will allow you to rent clothing and skis etc. for a low fee.
- Make sure to bring backup battery packs for your cell phones or other electronics in case of emergency. Mophie is a staff favorite for backup phone batteries. Also, bring an alarm clock with you for the trip. In case your battery AND backup battery die, you have an extra clock/alarm with you.
- Many think if the weather is cold, that the sun might not be as strong. But they are wrong! Don’t forget to pack sunblock with you to avoid sunburns on the slopes!
- Body lotion and lip balm are a MUST for ski trips. If you don’t use them, you WILL pay for it later!
- Make sure to ski/snowboard with your identification, medical insurance information, and cash with you at all times.
- We recommend packing some hot chocolate packets and granola bars. The hot chocolate is perfect to whip up in a flash when you need to warm up, and the granola bars are perfect for a quick snack on the chair lift!
- It’s a good idea to plan beforehand which ski mountains/trails you will be visiting. Get maps of the area ahead of time to put in your jacket, just in case. Should something go wrong, you do not want to rely solely on your cell phones, as some coverage will be limited so high up in the mountains.
- If you are traveling with family and/or friends, set a plan of when or where to meet before splitting off to do separate activities, just so there is no unnecessary confusion or panic.
We hope you’ve enjoyed these tips and that you’re having a great winter so far! Also, be sure to check out the wonderful ski tours deals that we have featured on our page. And if you don’t already have your own ski equipment, many of the tours already include equipment rentals. Happy trailing!