Ski gear essentials

Published April 27th, 2012

When it comes to enjoying your ski holiday, it pays to be prepared. While I’m sure some freaky people out there wouldn’t mind skiing in the nude, most of us require warm layers and the right equipment to enjoy a skiing holiday to its fullest.


To save you time in the packing process, we’ve collated the ultimate ski holiday check list – because we’re nice like that.
Ski Essentials

  • Thermals
  • Ski socks
  • Ski pants – must be waterproof
  • Ski jacket
  • Ski helmet or beanie
  • Ski or snow board equipment (optional as you can always hire equipment)
  • Goggles or sunglasses
  • Gloves
  • Scarf
  • Backpack or ski bag
  • Warm layers
  • Clothes and shoes for when you’re not on the slopes
  • Winter pyjamas
  • Swimmers – in case you visit a spa
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm - cold winds can cause chapped lips
  • Toiletries
  • Camera

Lauren Burvill

Australian born but London based, I'm a sucker for big cities and small tropical islands. When travelling, I like eating like a local, dressing like a local, but staying in 5 star style. Have a travel story to share? Tweet me @laurenburvill.