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What to Pack for a Ski Trip

November 1, 2017

Ski trips are sick.  They’re glamorous, adventurous and a whole lotta fun.  No matter your skill level, there’s usually something for everyone at a ski resort.  There’s skiing, spas, bars, restaurants and a whole load of other activities so you’ll need to be prepared in your suitcase for a winter wonderland.


For the Slopes

-Ski Jacket. Obviously.

-Snow Pants.  Topshop created a Sno line at an extremely affordable price. The salopettes are high waisted and slim fitting with detachable suspenders.

-Gloves.  Definitely recommend investing in a good pair to keep your hands warm and dry.  I also keep a pair of soft gloves in my pocket to wear on breaks.

-Thermals. Topshop Sno and Sweaty Betty have a cute selection of base layers.  There’s a huge selection of affordable thermals out there but the most comfortable for me are the Odlo ones.

-Ski Boots: You can rent these from your resort but if you plan on becoming a regular skier it is best to buy your own pair to learn in.  A good-fitting pair of boots can make all the difference in your skill.

-Ski Goggles. These definitely make things easier on the slopes.  Whether it’s sunny or snowing, you’ll want a pair of anti-fog goggles to help you navigate through the snow.  Oakley has a great selection.

-Sunglasses. When it’s sunny and you’re taking a break from skiing at one of the piste restaurants you’ll definitely be wanting a pair of sunnies with you.

-Earmuffs. When my hair was down I put on a hat to keep warm, but when my hair was in a ponytail I opted for some ear warming headbands.

-Hats. I bring a few different hats on my trips so I could switch it up each day.  Bobble hats are definitely my fav.

-Helmet. You can rent a helmet from your ski resort but if you plan on skiing a lot during the season it might be worth it to buy your own.  I bought mine from Snow & Rock.

-Ski Socks. I purchased two pairs from the ski shop.  I prefer the padded ones because it’s more comfortable on my shins in the ski boots.


For the Hotel or Chalet

-Swimsuit. After a long day of skiing you’ll definitely want to relax at your hotel spa.

-Comfy pyjamas.  There’s nothing better than curling up next to the fire in your pj’s with a cup of hot chocolate. (or a glass of Vin Chaud if you love booze like me).


For Après-Ski

-Tops.  Keep it casual.  Hoodies, flannels, sweaters.  Nothing too fancy, ski resorts don’t expect you to show up to dinner in a mini dress and heels.

-Bottoms. Anything you can tuck into your boots such as skinny jeans or leggings.  Most of the time I kept my thermals on all day, but sometimes I would change into jeans for dinner.

-Snow Boots. Sorel has a fab line of winter boots, or chose to go bold and buy yourself some Moon Boots.  They come in almost every color imaginable.

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