My Skiing Must Haves
Updated: Jul 27, 2018
I’m going skiing soon and I’m super excited. I haven’t been skiing for 8 years so I was having a little trouble remembering what I should pack, until a friend of mine suggested I write a list of all the essential skiing gear.
I thought this list could make a good blog post for those of you who are going skiing and blanking on what to pack. Bare in mind as I said I’m not a professional so these are just a couple of ideas of what you could pack. Also I’m presuming you know you need skis, poles etc.
Thermal legging and long sleeved top - to ensure you are keep warm in the snow but layering up underneath
Thick socks - cold feet are the worst things in the world so defo need the thick socks
Ski gloves - again with the thick socks cold hands are the worst
Ski trousers/salopettes - ski trousers are not only warm and cosy but they are water proof to ensure you stay warm and try when surfing the slopes
Ski jacket - defiantly needed to ensure you stay warm at that altitude
Jumpers - wearing as many layers as you can is good to keep warm, but bare in mind that you may get warm awhile skiing so don’t go to thick
Ski goggles - these are pretty important as you don’t want to get anything in your eyes or get blinded by the sun on your way down the slopes
Sun glasses - if goggles are not your style then sun glasses are important as you need to protect your eyes (be careful of tan lines!)
Helmet - this is a must as safety is very important
Hand walmers - as you ever know when these can come in handy
Hand cream - your skin can get very dry and cracked in high altitudes and you want to keep soar hands as bay
Lip balm - similarly to your hands, you lips can get very dry and cracked and that’s no ideal
Sun cream - as briefly mentioned before, you don’t want to get sun glasses tan lines so suncream is a must. It can be surprising how tanned you get up a snowy mountain.
Please comment if you know of other essentials that I have forgotten and I’d love to know if you have skied before and when you when!