Thursday, November 30

The Ultimate Skiing Packing List

I've skied almost every year, for over ten years, and I absolutely love the sport. It's tradition for myself and my family to go away at Christmas, nothing quite beats waking up to snow on Christmas day! I love that it brings us all together, and it's something we all love to do. It's obviously cold, but even if it's minus temperatures or the sun is shining on the slopes, there's a few bits I'd recommend packing. So, without further ado, here is my Skiing Packing List! (ps. I've also included my video version of this at the end, so be sure to watch and learn more).



When it comes to ski wear, make sure it is thermal, breathable and soft. For a jacket and bottoms, they must be waterproof. Gloves should be insulated and breathable too. Great places to buy ski gear from are:

Stores (+ online) - Decathlon, M&S (for thermals), Sports Direct, Go Outdoors, TKMaxx, Ellis Brigham, Millets, Snow & Rock, Blacks, S'No Queen (for thermals), Mountain Warehouse, your local ski or outdoor centre/shop.

Favourite Brands - Salomon, Roxy, Spyder, North Face, Superdry, Topshop, Sweaty Betty.

SKI WEAR
  • Jacket
  • Salopettes 
  • Thermal Tops (x3) - Base Layer (Long Sleeved)
  • Thermal Leggings (x2)
  • Fleece Jumper (x2) - Mid Layer
  • Ski Gloves
  • Scarf / Snood
  • Neck Warmer (Buff is a good brand)
  • Hat (I wear a Helmet, but take a bobble hat for when we stop/walk round town)
  • Ski Socks (x5) - Invest in long ones with support (avoid the thick tube ones!)
  • Sports Bras
  • Comfortable Underwear
  • Goggles
Additional: Boots, Skis, Helmet (if owned)

NORMAL WEAR
  • Jeans
  • Jumpers
  • T-Shirts
  • Evening Outfits
  • Leggings / Tights
  • Swimwear
  • Pjs
  • Comfortable Lounge Bottoms
  • Cotton 'Normal' Gloves
  • Underwear & Socks
  • Fluffy Bed Socks (cosy for after a day on the slopes)
SHOES
  • Slippers / Slip-On Shoes (for the Boot Room!)
  • Snow Boots / Trainers with Grip (for the snow)
  • 'Normal' shoes for evenings in (Eg. Ballet flats, Uggs)
  • Flip flops (Spa/Pool if required)
GADGETS
  • Extension Lead
  • European Plug Socket
  • GoPro (amazing for skiing!) & Chest Mount
  • Headphones
  • Portable Phone Charger
  • Camera 
  • Phone
  • Chargers 
  • Memory Cards
TOILETRIES
  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Soap / Shower Gel
  • First Aid Kit
  • Ankle, wrist or knee supports (if needed)
  • Hand Warmers / Heat Packs
  • Face Suncream / Moisturiser with SPF
  • Make up & wipes
  • LIP BALM (with SPF)
  • Lemsip / Flu or Cough Medicine
  • Paracetamol / Ibuprofen
  • Hair bands (grips, clips, ties for braids to keep hair out of face when skiing)
  • Hair brush
  • Contact Lens / Glasses (if needed)
  • Deodorant
  • Aftershave / Perfume
  • Prescriptions
MISC
  • Reading Book
  • Pack of Cards
  • Rucksack (for travel and/or on the slopes)
  • Small bag (I take a clutch for inside hotel - phone, room key, camera, cards etc)
  • Sweets, Gum and/or Snacks (for inside jacket on the slopes)
  • Hair Dryer / Straighteners
  • Jewellery / Watch
  • Travel Pillow
  • Zip loc bags (for toiletries or snacks)
  • Notebook & Pen
DOCUMENTS
  • Travel Insurance
  • Holiday Documents
  • Passport
  • Euros
  • Driving License & Credit Cards



If you're going away, let me know where and don't miss following my own adventures this season on Twitter & Instagram, using #SkiingWithBrogan.
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