What to Pack for a Ski TripNovember 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.
-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).
-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.