Ski Packing List

Packing for a ski holiday can seem daunting, but we're here to help!

There's nothing worse than leaving your ski holiday packing to the last minute and drowning in a pile of gloves, socks and thermals the night before you leave. Take your time and go through our useful guide for snowsports essentials to help make sure you've got everything you need in your bag. For more information about kit, please visit our kit and equipment section.

The golden rule of ski holiday preparation is clever packing. We've all been there... stuck at the top of a lift on the coldest day having left behind a crucial piece of clothing or kit. If you have a history of poor packing, we've created a fail-safe packing list to make sure you bring everything you need.

Travel Essentials

  • Tickets, travel money, passport
  • Flight/train/ferry/coach/transfer details
  • Holiday/accommodation/ski hire details
  • Insurance details
  • Driving licence/GPS navigation device/directions if you're driving
  • Ski Club membership card (for member discounts in resort)
  • Fully charged mobile phone, charger and external battery

Ski/Snowboard Equipment

  • Ski boots/snowboard boots
  • Skis/snowboard (in ski bag)
  • Poles
  • Day rucksack
  • Helmet
  • Transceiver, shovel and probe (for staying safe off piste)
  • Water bottle or Camelbak
  • Multitool for repairs or adjustments on the go
  • Goggles

Ski/Snowboard Clothing:

  • 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

Other Clothes:

  • Jeans/long trousers
  • T-shirts/tops
  • Jumper or fleece
  • Underwear including socks
  • Comfy trousers/jogging bottoms
  • Slippers
  • Thin gloves
  • Scarf
  • Shoes/boots with a good grip
  • Sports bra

Other Stuff:

  • Pyjamas
  • Toiletries including toothbrush
  • Sunscreen - high SPF
  • Lipsalve/balm with SPF
  • Aftersun/moisturiser
  • Snowchains if driving
  • Swimming costume/trunks
  • Camera and charger
  • Travel plug adaptor 
  • Speakers and headphones
  • Books
  • Magazines
  • High energy snacks – chocolate bars/energy bars/nuts
  • Any medication (including painkillers)
  • Alarm clock
  • Ear plugs
  • Make-up


  • Travel pillow
  • GoPro
  • Hairdryer
  • Hair straighteners
  • Cards/games
  • Boot warmers
  • Hand warmers
  • Ankle/knee/wrist supports
  • Deep Heat/muscle soaks
  • Hip flask
  • Handbag

Let us know if there is anything we have forgotten! Email us at [email protected]

How to pack for the mountains - Al's Skiing Tips

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