Ski holiday packing list: What you need for your winter trip

Hannah Neuhauser

Do you know that feeling of always packing the wrong things? Do you always have things with you on winter holidays that you never need, but have forgotten other essential things? Don't worry, we've put together the ultimate "Ski Vacation Packing List". With this guide you can really enjoy your ski trip and be sure that you have everything you need with you.

Essentials for a ski holiday: checklist

Of course you need your skis or your snowboard for the perfect skiing holiday. Nevertheless, there should still be a few other pieces of equipment on your skiing packing list:

  • ski or snowboard (or both 😊)
  • ski sticks
  • ski boots or snowboard boots
  • ski helmet
  • ski goggles
  • replacement lenses for ski goggles
  • back protector
  • avalanche gear (if you plan to go off-road)
  • action camera
  • backpack
  • ski wax
  • first aid kit

The right clothing: this must be on your ski holiday packing list

If you create a “packing list for skiing” or “packing list for snowboarding”, the right clothing should not be missing. So don't forget this:

  • ski jacket
  • ski pants
  • gloves
  • multifunctional cloth
  • hat / headband
  • ski socks
  • ski underwear
  • pullover
  • winter shoes
  • underwear
  • socks
  • t-shirts
  • jeans
  • party outfits 😉
  • pajamas
  • bathing suit (if your hotel has a wellness area)

You should not do without these hygiene products on your ski trip packing list

You probably know best what exactly you need from your bathroom. However, you should definitely write these things down on your “ski vacation packing list”:

  • toothbrush and toothpaste (are particularly easy to forget 🤭)
  • shampoo and shower gel
  • deodorant
  • comb/brush
  • hair tie
  • lip balm
  • sunscreen (yes, the sun shines even in winter ☀️)
  • contact lenses (are usually preferred when skiing)
  • blister plaster
  • personal medication
  • painkiller
  • make up

Things that are often forgotten on the ski packing list

When it comes to packing for a ski holiday, some things are often forgotten. Nevertheless, these essentials are super important:

  • snow chains
  • charging cable
  • power bank
  • headphones
  • sunglasses
  • cash (some huts may not accept card payments)
  • playing cards
  • passport and international insurance (if you go further afield for your ski holiday)
  • proof of vaccination and FFP2 mask (depending on corona regulations)


Credits: Matthew Gartner

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