Tips for packing for your first ski holiday | Iglu Ski
So you’ve booked your first ski holiday and now what so you do? It’s time to start preparing for the winter holiday and working out what you need to buy. Find a full list here in the ultimate ski holiday packing checklist
Top 10 tips for packing for your first ski holiday
- Ski socks can make or break your ski holiday. It’s recommended that you invest in a decent pair with reinforced support areas and cushioning. A decent pair of ski socks cost approximately £15. 2 or 3 pairs will be ok for a week in the mountains.
- Get gloves with wrist loops to prevent dropping them off chairlifts or losing them if you need to take off your gloves.
- Purchase a pair of walking boots or shoes for walking around the resort in the evenings. These don’t have to be expensive; you can pick up decent footwear on a budget from Mountain Warehouse, Decathlon or TK Maxx. As long as they have a big tread on the sole for better grip on icy surfaces.
- Don’t forget an adapter, the chalet or hotel may not have spares and these can be expensive in resort.
- Change up your money in the UK. You will get much better value for money exchanging in the UK and even better if you purchase them in bulk.
- Pack ski socks, beanies, hats, etc, in your ski or snowboard boots to save room.
- If you love your home comforts, take you favourite tea bags or condiment away with you as they may not have them up in the mountains.
- Get a buff or bandana. These can help protect your face from the elements - the wind, snow storms and sunshine. These can be folded up small to fit in your pocket or bag. I normally wrap a pair of sunglasses in a buff and have them in my pocket so I have both items if I ever need them.
- Take a travel sized sunblock and lip balm so you can take in your pockets on the slopes. These are 2 of the most important things for your ski holiday.
- Take your swimming costume as most chalets and hotels have a sauna, pool or hot tub. Some large resorts also have swimming centres if your accommodation doesn’t.