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The Ultimate Ski Trip Packing Checklist

There are so many wonderful places to go for a ski trip in Colorado: Breckenridge, Aspen, Steamboat Springs, etc. For each of these places, you need to know the essentials of what to bring on a ski trip. There are probably some things you always forget to bring, and other items you didn’t know could be helpful, so use our ski trip packing checklist before your next trip! It can be hard to rip the kids away from your ski resort’s commercial indoor playground, but with these essentials, you’ll be skiing in no time.

What to bring on a ski trip:

  • Warm winter jacket
  • Heavy sweaters
  • Long underwear
  • Scarfs, hats, mittens, gloves, and any other accessories (all preferably waterproof) that will keep you warm in high altitudes
  • Snow boots
  • Waterproof snowsuits
  • Fleece vests for added insulation
  • Cotton long-sleeved tops
  • Wool or fleece sweaters
  • Ski goggles
  • Extra socks — try to bring knee highs if you can, because ankle socks can ride down while skiing, making for an uncomfortable journey
  • Ski equipment — skis, ski boots, helmets, etc. Sunscreen—despite the low temperatures, the sun’s rays are more powerful at higher altitudes; Sunglasses—snow blindness is a temporary loss of vision caused by overexposure to the sun, which the snow makes worse by reflecting UV rays and potentially damaging the eyes

In this case, it’s better to over-pack rather than under-pack. Conditions on the ski hills/mountains can change drastically overnight, and the key to a comfortable trip is being prepared for anything. More to the point, here are some non-essential but very handy things to check off on your ski trip packing checklist:

  • Hand and toe warmers
  • A hydration pack
  • Ski backpack to carry water and other gear
  • Neck gaiter to prevent snow from entering the neck area
  • Pocket camera to take exciting pictures

Now you’re all set. Enjoy your trip!

Written by Logan Voss

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