Here’s a ski trip packing list that covers everything you need to ski, drive in winter weather, and what you need for the hotel during a ski trip.
When it comes to packing for a ski trip for a family you have to have a game plan. It is no small feat to take the entire family skiing, especially if you own all your own gear. That’s why I over the years I have built up such an extensive ski trip packing list. I’ve broken this list into sections because you will need certain items just to ski, others if you are staying in a hotel, and even more if you are driving to the mountain.
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Packing List For skiing
Goggles or Sunglasses
Scarf or another neck protector like a buff/neck gator
Hot hands and hot feet
First aid kit with the following: non-aspirin pain reliever, gas-relief tablets, antacids, antidiarrheal medicine, an antihistamine for allergies, bandages, candied ginger for motion sickness, mild laxative, thermometer
Packing List for the Hotel
If you are staying over night somewhere there are more things you will need. You can see our general Packing list for a Hotel printable.
Air mattress – In case the hotel room doesn’t have enough beds.
Hot cocoa mix
For The Car
Tire Chains – In case the roads require chains.
Cat Litter – Take a coffee can filled with cat litter to create temporary traction under the car wheel in the snow.
Mini Shovel – In case you need to remove snow from around the car.
Track your skiing
If you want to track how you are skiing, check out the Ski Tracks app. I use the free version to track how fast, how far, and how long I ski for.
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