WHAT TO PACK FOR A FAMILY SKI TRIP WITH PRINTABLE PACKING LIST
A ski trip is no exception. While ski equipment – including ski boots, skis, and poles – can be rented easier than it can be brought on a bus or plane, there is still a lot of gear to pack.
If you’re heading on a ski trip this winter, here are a few items to pack for a family ski trip.
What to Pack for a Family Ski Trip
Ski or snowboard jacket
The best ones are light weight and flexible while also providing good insulation and warmth. Snowboard jackets – the ones that are a bit longer – are also a good option.
A pair of warm, waterproof pants to go with the ski jacket is also essential as most regular pants are both inflexible and easily absorb water.
Thermal under layer
Layering clothes is necessary when packing for a ski trip so that clothes can be added or removed as necessary, depending on the temperature.
Fleece jacket, sweatshirt, long sleeved shirt, or t-shirt
Depending on the temperature, you’re going to want to wear something over the thermal under layer. A fleece jacket is a good choice for many.
Pack at least two pair of gloves – one very insulated, heavy duty, thermal pair for the slopes and one light pair for wandering around off the slopes.
Even if you plan on wearing a helmet, pack a warm, lined ski cap that covers your ears and can be easily worn under a helmet.
Bring something along to wrap around your neck and keep warm. A fleece gaiter will protect your neck and face from the elements.
Skis, snowboard, bindings, poles, and boots
If you’re bringing your own gear, be sure to bring all of the above. Otherwise, plan on renting equipment at your destination.
Snow goggles (or sunglasses)
Snow goggles are helpful when it’s snowing – just be sure to find an anti-fogging pair.
Hand and foot warmers
When skiing on a really cold day, place hand warmers in your gloves, or foot warmers inside your boots. These will help keep you toasty.
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