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What to Pack for a Skiing Holiday

Everyone should go skiing at least once in their lifetime. You may even be ticking this off your bucket list this year and have booked your chalet ski holidays already. If so, good for you! If this is your first time, you may have some questions you want answering before you go. One primary query for beginners to skiing vacations is what to pack for this unique holiday. There’s nothing worse than not feeling prepared for an upcoming trip. Below we go through what to pack for your skiing holiday with us.

What Skiing Clothes Do I Need?

What Skiing Clothes Do I Need?

The first thing on your mind may be what to wear while on the slopes. Regular clothes won’t be up to the job of keeping you warm when you’re gliding down the mountainsides. We recommend the following:

  • Breathable and waterproof jacket
  • Breathable and waterproof salopettes
  • Insulated, waterproof ski gloves.
  • Glove liners for cold weather, or hand warmers for those who feel the cold!
  • Helmet.
  • Balaclava under the helmet for cold weather.
  • Warm hat for the times when you are relaxing after a session.
  • Specially-designed ski socks
  • Thermal tops (known otherwise as base layers). These should not be cotton as this will hold onto any sweat and can make you feel colder. You may consider merino wool or manmade fabric designed for skiwear.
  • Fleeces (known otherwise as mid layers). Again, avoid cotton.
  • Thermal bottoms.
  • Goggles for visibility and protect your eyes.

What Should I Wear in the Evening on a Skiing Resort?

A lot of people ask us ‘what should I wear in the evening on a ski holiday?’. The answer is to dress comfortable, warm and breathable for the cold evenings, ideally with layers that you can take off when inside. This point also goes for the days when you’re out and about exploring. Below we highlight items you should consider packing into the suitcase:

  • Thermal socks
  • Snow boots or walking boots (with a non-slip track sole to prevent falls).
  • Gloves and hat
  • Powder ski jacket or suitable coat (as it will be cold on the walks to and from the pubs!)
  • Comfortable t-shirts and trousers for evenings spent inside.
  • Pyjamas and slippers, and your favourite comfy jumper!
  • Eye mask and earplugs to get much-needed rest.
What Should I Wear in the Evening on a Skiing Resort?
What Equipment Do I Need for Skiing?

What Equipment Do I Need for Skiing?

You won’t be getting much skiing done without the right equipment! Prices will vary depending on what gear you buy. It’s always best to get advice from sales advisors before committing to a purchase.

Equipment you will need includes:

  • Skis or snowboard
  • Ski poles
  • Ski boots

Alternatively, for beginners, you may consider hiring your equipment at the resort. There will be local rental shops located near our lodges, so you don’t need to worry about buying the equipment beforehand. All the information you will need is available on our equipment hire and lessons page so you can budget for these in your holiday spend.

What Extras Will I Need to Pack for a Skiing Holiday?

Like any holiday, you will need to pack a few extras into your suitcase.

We recommend:

  • Small rucksack
  • Sun cream (you may also consider a lip balm with high SPF)
  • Water bottle
  • Wrist, knee and ankle supports
  • Books and mp3 players
  • Go Pro or camera

You may also consider some other things to pack too! Let us know if you think of anything else you would pop into your luggage.

What Extras Will I Need to Pack for a Skiing Holiday?
Important Things to Remember

Important Things to Remember

It’s vital that you purchase travel insurance before your holiday to ensure you are fully protected. You can buy travel insurance with one of our partners, or you may be able to get a good deal with one of your existing insurance providers. Be sure to bring your insurance details with you.

You will need to get ski lift passes to give you access to the slopes. You can find more information on the page linked above.

We hope this guide has helped you prepare for your ski holiday. If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to get in touch with us today!

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