Ski Vacation Packing List

L’Officiel magazine 1978

As much as I love spontaneous travel with a light packing list, a ski vacation packing list should be robust and account for a variety of conditions and experiences.

Packing for the slopes requires thoughtful planning to pack all the essentials for comfort, safety, and enjoying your time on and off the slopes.

Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned pro, our guide on what to pack for a ski trip will help you prepare for an epic and cozy mountain trip.  

In this guide, I share my favorite travel essentials for a ski trip, including gear, clothing, accessories, and wellness products!

Ski Apparel:

Ski Gear:

Ski Accessories

Casual and Après Apparel: 

  • Comfortable après-ski boots or shoes
  • Slippers for lounging
  • Casual clothing for après-ski, evenings, and downtime!
    • Sweaters
    • Vests
    • Tights
    • Skirts
    • Pants
    • Pajamas/loungewear
    • Athletic gear
    • Intimates
    • Warm socks
    • Long sleeve t-shirts
    • Bathing suit

Travel Items

  • Accommodation confirmation documents
  • Cash and credit/debit cards
  • Passport/ID and travel insurance documents
  • Transportation tickets and itineraries
  • Snacks and beverages for travel
  • Personal entertainment (books, e-reader, etc.)
  • Chargers for electronic devices
  • Travel adapter (if needed)
  • Ski passes (Ikon, Epic, resort-specific)

Wellness and Personal Items:

  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, etc.)
  • Skincare (remember, the mountains are super dry compared to the East Coast!)
    • Hydrating toner
    • Hydrating mist/essence
    • Active toner
    • Hydrating serum
    • Hydrating moisturizer
    • Hydrating oil to lock in all the moisture
    • Gua sha
    • Hydrating body cleanser
    • Hydrating body lotion
  • Haircare
    • Hydrating shampoo and conditioner
    • Hydrating masks
    • Heat protectant products (helps with changing from hot to cold conditions)
  • Prescription medications and a basic first-aid kit
  • Sunscreen (high SPF for mountain sun)
  • Lip balm with SPF

Remember your ski packing list may differ from mine based on personal preferences, the destination, and the length of your vacation, but this will get you started! Always double-check the weather forecast and the equipment needed for your planned excursions so you’re cozy for all conditions during your time in the mountains.