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How To Prepare for a Winter holiday.... off or on the slopes

The ultimate way to kick off a great holiday is to have complete peace of mind that you’ve packed whatever it is you may need for the next few days. Winter holiday packing lists can be split into two. That is for the snow ski and snowboard lovers, or travelers that are into sightseeing, visiting family and friends, or simply enjoying a well-deserved winter break. Let’s get packed!

what to pack for a winter holiday

When traveling, packing for chilly weather requires a special set of skills. Here are my recommendations for your winter vacation packing list if you have a wintry weekend getaway or week planned and don’t want to freeze. When it comes to your winter trip packing list, packing is preparation, and preparation equals enjoyment.

Travel Tip(s)

Wear layers when traveling.

Clothes

  • Jeans/winter trousers
  • T-shirts/tops
  • Jumper or fleece
  • Underwear including socks
  • Ear muffs
  • Tights
  • Gloves, scarves & hat
  • Long winter coat (hooded)
  • Thermals (top & trousers)
  • Shoes/boots with a good grip
  • Pyjamas & slippers
  • Swimwear

Toiletries

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Hair brush
  • Soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Face wash
  • Razor
  • Deodorant
  • Makeup bag
  • Feminine products
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Travel Essentials

  • Travel money/bank cards
  • Passport/Visa/ residence card
  • Identification
  • Boarding passes
  • Hotel & transport reservations
  • Travel insurance
  • Emergency contacts
  • Camera & charger
  • Club membership card (for member discounts in the resort)
  • Fully charged mobile phone, charger & external battery
  • If driving: Driving license/GPS navigation device/directions
  • Snow chains

Other Stuff

  • Travel plug adaptor
  • Speakers and headphones
  • Books
  • Magazines
  • High energy snacks – chocolate bars/energy bars/nuts
  • Medication (including painkillers & first aid)
  • Ear plugs
  • Handbag

 

what to pack for ski / snowboard holiday

It can be difficult to prepare for a ski trip, but we can help!

There is nothing worse than packing for a ski trip the night before you leave and drowning in a pile of gloves, socks, and thermals. Take your time and read our helpful list of snow sports necessities to make sure your bag contains everything you need.

The key to planning a successful ski trip is effective packing. Everyone has experienced being trapped at the top of a lift on the coldest day after forgetting to bring a necessary item of clothing or equipment. We’ve developed a fail-safe packing list if you have a habit of under-packing to ensure that you bring everything you need.

Travel Tip(s)

Wear your heaviest winter clothes on the plane.

Packing list for winter ski snowboard holiday

Ski/Snowboard Equipment

  • Ski/snowboard boots
  • Skis/snowboard (in ski bag)
  • Poles
  • Day backpack
  • Helmet
  • Water bottle
  • Goggles
  • Transceiver, shovel & probe (for off-piste safety)
  • Multitool (for repairs or adjustments on the go)
    Sunglasses

Dress for the slopes

  • Warm hat/beanie
  • Sunglasses
  • Neck warmer/buff
  • 2x thermal tops
  • 2x fleeces
  • Waterproof ski jacket
  • Waterproof ski trousers
  • Waterproof gloves or mittens
  • Thermal bottoms
  • 2 or 3 pairs of ski/board socks
  • Sports bra

Travel Essentials

  • Travel money/bank cards
  • Passport / Visa
  • Identification
  • Transport info & tickets
  • Boarding passes
  • Hotel/Ski hire reservations
  • Travel insurance
  • Emergency contacts
  • Ski Club membership card (for member discounts in the resort)
  • Fully charged mobile phone, charger & external battery
  • If driving: Driving license/GPS navigation device/directions
  • Snow chains

Other Stuff

  • Travel pillow
  • GoPro/camera & charger
  • Hairdryer & hair straighteners
  • Cards/games
  • Hand & boot warmers
  • Ankle/knee/wrist supports
  • Deep Heat/muscle soaks
  • Hip flask
  • Sunscreen – high SPF
  • Lipsalve/balm with SPF
  • Aftersun/moisturizer

Travel Tip(s)

Compress and organize your clothes with packing cubes, especially when you have plenty of bulky stuff.

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