Back in December I was lucky enough to be invited out to Val D’isere on the French/Swiss border to give Skiing a go for the first time. (Read the blog post here)
I was absolutely clueless beforehand as to what to take and what i’d need, but now that I’ve been, I’m a pro (packer not skiier) and i can help you with your packing!
Like I said, this was my first time so I’m guessing more advanced level skiers may require different / additional things to this list I’ve made. If that’s you – please feel free to leave a comment below with anything else you’d recommend taking!
This checklist contains everything I took and everything I needed during my ski trip, on and off the slopes…
Travel and Transfers
– A suitcase
I have recently got a brand new suitcase from American Tourister which accommodates for trips where I need to take more / bulkier items with me. This was perfect for skiing as the jackets / boots / layers can take up a lot of room.
(Super good quality, theres a lock on it and it’s currently in the sale!)
Shop my suitcase here
Access to charging points when travelling is limited. If you’re listening to music or playing on your phone, shooting with your GoPro or using any usb device then chances are you’ll need to give it a boost.
Mine has 2 charging ports and a WHOLE LOTTA charge.
On The Slopes…
- Thermals (underlayers)
It never hurts to have an extra layer or two over your thermals and under your Ski Jacket.
Just pack a few thin jumpers.
If it gets hot on the slopes, you can pop bits in your backpack!
- Salopettes Shop the Roxy ski pants here
- Ski Jacket Shop the Roxy collection (like mine) here
- Wool Socks
Long socks that won’t roll down Shop mine here
- Waterproof gloves
Because you wouldn’t want cold wet hands!
- Ski goggles
Essential, particularly if the sun is likely to shine!
- Sports bra (girls!)
(Nike are my favourite for comfort + support) Shop sports bras here
- Day backback
(pop your extra layers, sunglasses, bottle of water, camera accessories, go pro & portable charger in)
Shop day backpacks here
- a reusable water bottle (if you get thirsty up in the mountains)
- Ski equipment / Ski hire: Helmet, skis, ski boots. I hired mine from Snowberry Ski Hire in Val D’isere.
FOR… OFF THE SLOPES
No changing, no faffing. Eat up, drink up & then straight back on the slopes!
The only extra’s I used at lunch were:
Great to cover up helmet hair!
In LOVE with the new one Sorel sent me for Christmas. Shop beanies here
Shop my Quay sunglasses and similar here
‘What do i wear to Apres Ski?’Apres Ski is super chilled – like, it’s really not as big a deal as you think.
By all means make an effort if you fancy, but the majority of people will come straight from the slopes / be wearing casual wear (in Val D’isere anyhow).
We went to a couple of bars for Apres Ski straight from the slopes, for which I wore:
– my ski attire
(taking off my ski jacket when inside)
and then put on
– my beanie hat
to cover my helmet hair! Shop beanies here
For the evenings that we went ‘out out’ to the clubs I wore:
Active in Style do a gorgeous selection here
– Snowboots / Timberlands / Cat boots
– Strappy top / thin jumper
– Thermal Ski Jacket
(can pop in cloakroom, essential for walking home)
Shop my Snow boots
Shop Timberlands / Shop Cat boots– Slippers / Wooly socks / Loungewear for chalet
Showering and cosying up for a 3 course dinner before sitting in front of the fire is just HEAVEN after a day on the slopes.
Make sure you have your snuggling attire with you!
I found my skin needed extra hydration whilst i way skiing.
My favourite is the Overnight Intensive by Origins.
Essential to put in your pockets whilst skiing!
The cold weather can give your skin a battering. Make sure you have the correct products to rehydrate and nourish your skin!
I use Clarins and get it at a discounted price (so can you) from AllBeauty!
– Tangle teezer
Mini hairbrush that can be popped in your day bag and be used for Apres Ski to sort out your hat / helmet hair!
Find out EXACTLY what products i use when i travel in this video…
Shop my portable charger here
Maximum charging ability! (Essential for me!)
Shop my double european adaptor here
Shop all adaptors here
Shop GoPro’s here
I use Olympus OMD EM5 MKii
EVERYTHING I TOOK WITH ME 🙂
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