From skiing, all day to warming up by the fire at night, packing for a ski trip means lots of layers. Here is a complete list to help you start the daunting task.
Pack it all in, The North Face Duffle (Large) can fit everything from your helmet to your ski boots, all in one bag. If you're looking for more organization, the Transpack Compact Pro, has specific side pockets to store your ski boots and a large inside pocket for your helmet, and clothes.
Tip 1:" When packing up your boots make sure they are always buckled to keep the plastic from expanding when the temperature changes."
This is a full list of everything you will need for a weekend ski trip, staying two days and two nights. Starting at the base layer and outward:
- Comfortable Underwear
- Baselayer bottoms
- Baselayer tops
- Mid Layer
- Ski Socks
- Ski Pants
- Glove Liners
- Hand Warmers
Tip 2: "Baselayers and Mid layers should always be synthetic (nylon) or wool fibers, NEVER use cotton. Cotton does not wick moisture away from your body and will not insulate when wet. Wool and synthetics help move moisture away, and they will continue to keep you warm when wet. Choosing wool over cotton will keep you warm and comfortable all day long."
- Insulated Jacket or Shell
- Turtle/Neck Warmer
- Scarf/ Face Mask
Tip 3: "Wear an Insulated jacket below 20ºF, so you don't have to wear heavy underlayers. Wear a Shell jacket when you are expecting warm temps, heavy precip, or large temp swings."
Tip 4: "Storing your goggles inside your helmet, in your bag can protect them from damage or being scratched."
- Hair ties
- Lip Balm
- Winter Boots
- Ski Boots
Tip 5: "Drive up with your boots in your car to keep them warm before skiing and bring them inside over night. If possible put your boots on inside the lodge to avoid walking on sidewalks and damaging your soles."
- Jeans - for going out to dinner, PLEASE don't ski in jeans...
- Sweatshirt for relaxing in.
- Bathing Suit for the hot tub/pool/pond skim
- Shower Essentials
- Water Bottles
Tip 6: "Throw your beer in the truck bed so by the time you get to the mountain it is chilled and you're all-set to relax. But don't leave it outside overnight!"