Published on 3 December 2021
You've been counting down the days to your ski holiday for months and now it's almost time to pack. It's time to get organised now so that you're ready for the day of your departure. It's never too early to start thinking about what you're going to pack, as you may need to go to the shop and realise that you're missing something from home. To save you from a last minute rush, we've put together a list of essentials for a safe and happy ski holiday.
What to wear to keep warm
You can go to the basics to start packing for your ski trip and put on everyday winter clothes. A jumper, undershirt or t-shirt, jeans or trousers, a scarf, gloves or mittens and a warm hat, which you can wear under your helmet on the slopes.
As a precautionary measure, it is best to bring along some underlays to wear under your ski suit. This will keep you warm before going down the slopes, on the lifts and after skiing. If this is your first trip to the mountains in winter for skiing or snowboarding, choose clothing made from technical, waterproof materials that are suitable for the weather conditions of the season.
An essential point, and not the least, concerns underwear. Make sure you have a change of underwear so that you feel more comfortable in a new outfit when you go après-ski, after the effort. Socks are also important. They will protect your feet inside your ski boots, so choose thick ones to keep you comfortable and warm.
You can also complete your suitcase with these clothes and accessories, so that you won't be short of anything during your ski holiday:
- A neck warmer
- A fleece jacket
- Evening wear
- A sports bra for women
- Fluffy pyjamas
- A backpack for walking
There are also specialized websites offering advice on equipment for your ski holidays and mountain holidays in general. Such is the case with Petits Baroudeurs. For over 7 years, they have been putting their expertise at the service of families who want to spend unforgettable moments in the mountains.
Equipment for skiing or snowboarding
If you are an experienced skier, you will know what to pack without needing our advice. For all the others who want to go on a snow holiday for the first time, you will be able to get your ski equipment on site, in the resort you have chosen for your stay.
You will therefore need the following equipment:
- Skis or snowboard
- Ski poles
- A well-fitting ski helmet that protects your head
- Ski boots or snowboard boots
- Ski goggles to protect your eyes from the cold and the sun reflecting off the snow
- A waterproof ski jacket
- Waterproof ski trousers
- Thermal underwear
- Elbow pads, knee pads, wrist guards if you feel the need
- Walking shoes suitable for walking on snow for après-ski
Various accessories to complete your suitcase
In your suitcase or vanity, we advise you to put at least :
- Sunscreen, with a high protection factor
- A lip balm
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Shower gel or soap
- A first aid kit with the essentials for first aid
- A moisturising cream