For those who live in tropical zones, going for a ski trip is a luxury and rare chance. Therefore, having a ski trip will be an exciting experience to make. Most people must have assumed that the things to prepare for a ski trip are just the same when they are going for a vacation during winter. Well, it is not entirely wrong. The principal is to not let yourself freezing during your trip. Besides, your safety on this special trip is on the risk due to dangerous slopes here and there. However, it shouldn’t reduce your excitement though because you can prepare the essentials the right way.
How to pack for a ski trip
It can be stressful to pack for a ski or snowboard trip because it seems that there are so many things to pack in your bag. You seem cold-weather clothing and gear are usually bulky and take lots of space in your bag which makes your packing agenda more challenging. The things you should come in mind while packing are functionality, comfort, as well as practicality. Only then you will be able to pack the right items. And here are some tips for you:
- Fir thing to consider before packing is the location of your destination. If your ski resort is surrounded by various stores and outlets, you don’t really need to pack much. If you forget something to bring from home, you can pick them up from the stores nearby your ski resort. However, if the destination is rather into the backcountry with limited resources, you may need to prepare extra.
- The next thing to remember your choice to pack your own gear for skiing or rent them on the spot. Ski gears include boots, ski poles, bindings, and a snowboard if you feel like going to do it later. If you want to save money, renting may not be good choice and you’d prefer packing your own gears from home. However, you may want to save your energy from packing too much by renting the gears if the rent is not too costly.
- Pack items you are going to wear for skiing is necessary. However, make sure to pack the essentials and not the ‘what if I need’ items. Necessary items to pack include jacket, ski pants, boots, gloves and beanie, base layer, mid layer, neck warmer, ski goggles/sunglasses, and hand warmers. Those are the very basic essentials you need to pack in your bag for a ski trip.
- You may also need to pack swimsuit just in case you want to soak in a hot tub or infinity pool. Another important thing to pack is sunscreen. Do not think that in a cold-weather place you won’t meet ultraviolet. It will protect your skin from the harsh weather. It is also important to bring lotion or moisturizer and lip balm because cold weather will make your skin prone to get irritated and dry. Apply sunscreen, lotion, and lip balm every once in a while during your trip.