Being comfortable, dry and warm are key for an enjoyable time on the slopes, learning or improving your skiing skills. To help you get ready for your school ski trip, we have prepared an easy peasy school ski trip packing list with all the essentials you will need.
SCHOOL SKI TRIP PACKING LIST
- SKI JACKET
A ski jacket that is both waterproof and windproof will be an essential piece of clothing for your ski trip.
- SKI TROUSERS
Ski trousers or ‘salopettes’ will keep you warm and dry, as they are wind and waterproof
- SKI MITTENS OR GLOVES
Insulated ski mittens tend to be better than gloves as fingers retain body heat better when they are in contact.
- WINTER HAT
A warm winter hat that covers your head and ears will protect you from the cold and wind. If you have a fleece lined wooly hat even better.
- SKI SOCKS
Thermal ski socks to keep your feet warm but also moisture free. Ideally one pair per day as they can get a bit smelly.
Thermal base layers such as merino wool bottoms and long sleeve tops will help you stay warm and retain your body heat while being breathable.
- FLEECE OR WARM HOODIE
When skiing, it can get quite warm while on the move but chilly once you are still. It is important to stay warm and using layers is the best way to manage the changes in temperature. Over your thermal base layers and t-shirt, wear a fleece or warm hoodie that can be easily taken off if you are getting too warm.
- NECK WARMER
Neck warmers or gaiters will be more practical than scarves that can flap and get in the way when skiing.
- SUNSCREEN AND LIP BALM
It might not be obvious but you will get some great sunny days on the slopes and you will need to protect your skin and lips from UV rays, so make sure you pack sunscreen of at least factor 30, and lip balm with UV protection.
- SKI GOGGLES AND SUNGLASSES
Ski goggles will protect you and allow you to see better on snowy days while sunglasses will be a good option on sunny days.
- WARM WINTER BOOTS
Winter boots or good waterproof walking shoes or boots to keep your feet warm and dry while out and about in the resort, after your day skiing. It is important they have good grip, so avoid slipping.
You don’t have to worry about ski equipment such as ski boots, skis, poles and helmets as they can be hired at the resort, where the shop assistants will find the right ones adapted to your height and weight, and will help you and show you how to fit them properly.
This school ski trip packing list is designed to give you guidance to specific equipment and gear you will need in the mountains specifically.
Don’t forget to pack the basic standard items and clothing you would need for any trip abroad such as trousers or jeans, tops, jumpers, nightwear, underwear, socks, camera, travel adaptor, toiletries and of course, your wallet and passport.
We highly recommend printing a copy of your school ski trip packing list that you can use to get your suitcase ready to travel and it will also be useful when it’s time to pack your belongings and travel back home, so you don’t leave clothing or valuable items behind.
Have a look at our great school ski trip options and destinations here: SCHOOL SKI TRIPS.
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