Ski Trip Packing List

Aug 20, 2021

If you’ve never packed for a ski trip you might be wondering what to bring. Wonder no more. We’ve compiled a ski trip packing list to help you be prepared for your next winter adventure! Also included are some bonus gear and apparel tips at the bottom of the page.

Ski Trip Packing List

Here’s the Ski Trip Packing List PDF for you to share and print!

Ski Gear

  • Helmet
  • Goggles
  • Ski Mask/Balaclava
  • Ski Jacket
  • Ski Pants
  • Gloves or Mittens
  • Wool Glove Liners
  • Wool socks


  • Heavier coat
  • Lighter coat
  • Beanie/Warm Hat
  • Scarf
  • Shirts
  • Pants
  • Base layer top
  • Base layer bottom
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Swimsuit

All The Other Stuff

  • Lip balm
  • Hand warmers
  • Headphones
  • Backpack
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Sunglasses
  • Toiletries
  • Phone Charger

Gear and Apparel Tips

Layer Up

Base layer + insulating layer + outerwear. If you’re still cold, add an extra layer in the middle. But keep in mind, your body will naturally warm up as you begin skiing and snowboarding.

But Don’t Layer Socks

It’s tempting to layer up those tootsies but ski and snowboard boots are designed to be warm and very snug. Extra socks will dig in and feel uncomfortable eventually.

Avoid Cotton Base Layers

Cotton tends to absorb and retain moisture which can make you cold. Wool and dri-fit materials are better at staying dry and warm.

Wear a Helmet

They keep your head (and ears) warm and, you know, protected. Fluffy powder eventually gets packed in making for a pretty hard surface to land on. If you’re a new skier chances are you’re going to fall a lot so it just makes sense to protect your noggin.

Gloves or Mitts?

Mittens tend to be a little warmer but inhibit your ability to do stuff. Gloves aren’t always as warm but they leave your fingers free. If you use glove liners and/or warming packs your hands will be warm either way. Look for gloves/mitts with wrist straps so you don’t lose them on the slopes.

Glove Liners

Wool glove liners go under your gloves/mitts and can make a huge difference in warmth. With glove liners you may not even need heat packets! If it’s your first trip, bring some hand warmer packs just in case.


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