It may sound like a simple question but for many deciding what to pack and what you need for your ski holiday can be a bit of a dilemma especially if it is your first time. Never fear we are here to offer a bit of advice on both the essentials and also those little extra which can make a big difference to the whole ski holiday experience.
- Ski/snowboard jacket – waterproof
- Ski/snowboard trousers -salopettes
- Mid-layer – Microfleece is better for warmth
- Base Layers for wicking away the moisture from your body to keep you warm
- Ski socks 2 pairs
- Ski Gloves – waterproof
- Hat – bobbles are optional!
- Goggles or sunglasses – goggles work better in snowy conditions
- Sun cream SPF 25 minimum
- Lip balm
- Travel Insurance with winter sports cover
- Paperwork – travel insurance, plane tickets etc.
- Cash/credit card
- European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)
- Continental travel adaptor plug
Optional but recommended
- Small rucksack for snacks, water and any other bits you need on the mountain
- Neck warmer/scarf/snood/bandana
- Helmet – children under 6 must wear a helmet and we highly recommend one for adults
- Water bottle
- Watch to make sure you don’t miss the last lift – phone works also
- Phone – mobiles work on much of the mountain and are useful for safety and organising après!
- Range of lenses for your goggles so you can see clearly in all conditions – clear for foggy days and reflective for sunny days
- Camera to make your friends jealous on Facebook
- MP3 player/Ipod – we have docking stations/players in all our chalets
- Phone charger
- Waterproof phone case
- Laptop or tablet – not essential as you will have lots of free flowing conversation around the dinner table!
- Chocolate bars or cerial bars – useful energy boosters
- Ibuprofen or other pain killers
- Deep Heat or Tiger Balm to soothe those aching muscles – some chalets have sauna’s which are great for soothing those muscles
- First Aid kit – our chalets have kits but a small one to take out can be useful
Other useful items
- Snowboard /ski lock
- Whistle and torch for the more adventurous among us
- Transceiver, probe and shovel if you’re going off piste
- Hip flask just in case
- Inner Gloves & balaclava if you feel the cold or it gets really cold out there
- Camelback – easier than getting the bottle out at every stop.
- Walkie-talkies to stay in touch with your friends & family on the slopes
- Your own boots
- Your own skis/snowboard
- Hand/foot warmers
- GoPro helmet camera to prove how good you really are back at the chalet
- Touch-screen capable gloves to save your fingers from the cold whilst texting your mates or checking your speed