What to Pack for Your Ski Holiday

The season is almost upon us and a few ski resorts across the Alps, namely Kitzbuhel, Tignes, Hintertux and even more, are already open.   It won’t be long until you’ll be jetting off to the Alps or even further and hitting the slopes.

An issue that often crops up with the staff here and plenty of other skiers is forgetting to pack something and only realising when it’s too late, whether that something large or small, we’re all guilty of being forgetful sometimes.

Luckily for you, we’ve done the forgetting for you and we at Ski-Lifts have come up with a collaborative ski and snowboard essentials list for your holiday this winter.

Download a handy checklist below that you can print off, so you never forget anything from your ski holiday packing list again!

Your ski trip packing list:

Ski/snowboarding clothing

1-icon Waterproof breathable jacket

2-icon Waterproof mittens (trust me, they’re warmer than gloves)

3-ICON Hand-warmers (for when it’s blisteringly cold)

4-icon Goggles + goggle wipes (don’t be caught out without goggle-wipes and ruin your goggles)

5-icon Neckwarmer

6-icon Helmet

7-icon Thermal base layers (top and bottoms) x2

8-icon Extra ski socks x3

9-icon Sunglasses

On the mountain

1-icon Small rucksack

2-icon Suncream

3-ICON Water bottle


1-icon Avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel (for those who are going off-piste)

2-icon Skis or snowboard (or arrange ski hire)

3-ICON Boots

4-icon Ski poles

5-icon Multitool (for repairs or adjustments, don’t be caught out on the slopes!)

6-icon Iron, wax and a scraper

7-icon Board lock (you can’t be too careful)

In resort clothing

1-icon Everyday clothes (jeans, t-shirt, jumper etc.)

2-icon Swimwear (if you plan on relaxing in a spa or taking a dip)

3-ICON Hat and gloves

Other stuff

1-icon Earplugs (don’t be kept awake when you fancy an early night)

2-icon Deep heat (skiing can be unforgiving on your muscles and joints)

3-ICON Playing cards

4-icon Travel pillow

5-icon Fancy dress (well, you never know do you?)

6-icon Spirits and cigarettes from duty-free (sometimes the alcohol and cigarette prices in resorts can burn a hole in the pocket)

7-icon Akla-Seltzer (for the inevitable hangover)


Download your own handy Ski holiday packing checklist

And finally, don't forget to book your hassle-free transfer to the ski resort!