Ski Trip Packing List

It is often difficult to know what to prepare for your ski essentials if you will certainly be taking a ski trip. You will not only have trouble knowing exactly what to bring, but also have trouble figuring how to get your gear from your house to your ski location. Skis are next to impossible to fit in suitcases, and this provides a significant issue if you are riding an airplane to your destination. You need ... a dedicated ski travel bag.


Before making your ski trip packing list, start off by knowing just what is readily available at your location. Is there a rental store? Just how much are the rental fees for posts, boots and skis? Should you buy your ski jackets or womens / mens ski pants before you go or when you arrive at the ski resort? If it is practical, as well as you don't mind using used gear, consider renting your equipment. This is a viable choice--and also makes packaging and traveling much less complicated.

Ski suits, ski coats and sweaters could be very bulky, and also tough to pack. These things will certainly take up a lot of space in your ski luggage, and also leave less area for other clothes and essentials. It will certainly be impossible to fit everything you need into one luggage if you are attempting to pack for a week-long ski getaway.

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There is a way to solve this. Call the lodge or resort where you will be staying. Inform them that you need to ship a package, for yourself through them, and also that you require that package to be there when you arrive. Ask if they can hold it for you at the reception desk. In most cases, they will. Next, get a box, placed all of your ski gear and any other bulky products in the box and deliver it to to the ski lodge addressed to yourself. Delivery could be overnight, two days, or three days depending on how far it has to travel. Based on the box weight, you will likely pay not more than fifty dollars to get a box to continental USA. This is a great deal as it is still less than you would pay an airline for added baggage!

Call some ski shops and get rates on ski poles, skis, as well as boots, then ask if they purchase secondhand gear. Also, get an estimate on how much you could get for barely used ski gear. Figure out the difference of the amount you will spend on purchasing secondhand ski equipment then selling them again afterwards. If it costs less than the amount to rent it, then give it a try!

Just remember, it all starts with a clear and simple ski trip packing list. The snow awaits you :)

Author - Olivia Poglianich
Olivia Poglianich          

Content Strategist

Olivia Poglianich is a nomadic brand strategist and copywriter in the ski and snowboard space who has worked with brands such as Visa, Disney and Grey Goose. Her writing has taken her all over the world, from a Serbian music festival to a Malaysian art and culture event. Olivia is a graduate of Cornell University and is often writing or reading about travel, hospitality, the start-up ecosystem or career coaching. Her latest interests are at the intersection of web3 and communal living, both on and offline.


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