Ski/Snowboard Trip Checklist

Ski/Snowboard Trip Checklist

Wherever your ski/snowboard travels take you this season, packing for such a trip isn’t always as fun as picking the destination. To help minimize the stress, simply follow our packing list and tips below and you will be ready to go in no time!


Ski & Snowboard Clothing (Layers, layers, layers!)

  • Jacket – 1 – 3 waterproof ski jackets
  • Pants – 1 – 3 waterproof ski pants
  • Mid-Layer – down or fleece vest or zip-up mid-weight jacket
  • Base Layer Tops – 1 -4 non-cotton base layer tops
  • Base Layer Bottoms – 1 – 4 non-cotton base layer bottoms
  • Gloves & Mittens – 2 pairs of waterproof and insulated ski gloves or mittens
  • Sweaters – 1 – 4 fleece or wool sweaters
  • Warm winter hat
  • Socks – 3 – 4 wool ski socks
  • Neck Gaiter – non-cotton balaclava or ski mask


Ski & Snowboard Gear

  • Skis
  • Ski boots
  • Ski poles
  • Snowboard
  • Snowboard boots
  • Goggles (2 pairs if available)
  • Sunglasses
  • Helmet
  • Hand and toe warmers – 1 – 7 packs of each, or electric boot warmers

If it’s your first-time skiing or boarding, consider renting your gear ahead of time and having it delivered to your vacation residence upon your arrival for an in-room fitting.  Ski gear is expensive and only worth investing in if you’re ready to commit.  Here are a few providers we recommend that you can book yourself with our exclusive discount included.  Just click on each link to direct you to the booking site:

Black Tie Ski Rentals

Venture Sports

Epic Mountain Rentals

Ski Butlers


PRO TIP: Consider shipping all of your gear to arrive and have unpacked ahead of time.  We can set this up for you through our key partners below.  (click on each link below to book yourself.)  Free yourself of the hassle of checking in bags at the airport and then lugging them to your destination.

Ship Skis

Luggage Free


Tip: If available, bring along different colored goggle lenses. Pack yellow lenses for snowy days, and polarized or mirror lenses for sunny days.


Mountain Casual (Non-Ski) Clothing

  • Warm winter jacket
  • Warm winter hat
  • Gloves and mittens
  • Sweaters
  • Jeans and pants
  • Warm winter socks
  • Waterproof winter boots
  • Rain jacket/shell
  • Underwear
  • Pajamas/Lounge pants (tops and bottoms)
  • Bathing suit for hot tub/pool
  • Slippers/Flip Flops



  • Lift tickets/Ski Pass
  • Itineraries, tickets, and reservation confirmations
  • Maps and directions
  • Credit card, cash,
  • Identification card
  • Medical insurance cards
  • Prescriptions and other medications
  • Eyeglasses and contact lenses
  • First aid kit
  • Jewelry/Watch
  • Belts
  • Purse
  • Small backpack
  • Books and magazines
  • Toys, playing cards, and small games
  • Snacks – granola bars, fruit, nuts, etc.
  • Power cables for electronics – phone, computer, electric toothbrush, etc.



  • Sunscreen (SPF 30 and up) and Lip balm
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, and mouthwash
  • Hair Brush, combs, and other hair accessories
  • Soap/Body Wash
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Moisturizer Lotion
  • Deodorant
  • Shaving supplies
  • Cosmetics
  • Nail clippers/scissors and nail file
  • Pocket tissues


For a Baby

  • Diaper bag/Disposable diapers
  • Changing pad
  • Baby powder and lotion
  • Wet wipes
  • Bibs
  • Baby food and spoon
  • Bottles and caps
  • Formula
  • Pacifiers
  • Changes of clothing – tops, bottoms, and socks
  • Warm winter jacket and winter hat
  • Mittens
  • Sweaters
  • Stroller
  • Car seat (unless provided by rental car)
  • Child-carrying pack
  • Blankets
  • Burp pads
  • Bathing supplies – shampoo, conditioner, soap, and lotion


Nice to Have

  • Headphones and batteries
  • Travel pillows
  • i-Pads/portable DVD player
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • GoPro camera/charger


Packing Tips

  • Select the right luggage
    • Boot bag: Put goggles inside the helmet and add gloves for padding
    • Ski bag: Get durable one with wheels, preferably one that carries two pairs (or a snowboard bag that carries two boards) and weighs less than seven pounds
  • Pack like a pro
    • Roll and stuff. Fill any opening in your luggage and in and between your gear with clothing items. Your ski boots can double as underwear and sock holders. The bucket of your helmet will hold your puffy jacket.


We hope this list alleviates your packing stress and helps to maximize your fun on the slopes and in the town.  Did we miss something? Feel free to leave us a comment below and we will add it to our list.  Safe travels!


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