Wondering what to pack for a ski trip this winter? I’ve created this handy ski trip packing list to help you out! I’ve included a printable ski packing list that you can print at home to help you organise yourself or your entire family. After spending two winters in a row at one of the best ski resorts in North America, I think I have a good idea on what to bring on a ski trip.

I had no idea what to bring skiing when we were headed to Park City at the start of 2015. We had no winter gear so had to start from scratch. If you’ve never skied before or even visited a cold winter destination, it’s hard to know what you need to bring.

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 Tips on Packing for a Ski Trip

Pack Like Items Together

Instead of packing each person’s belongings in a separate bag, I find it much easier to pack like items together. Pack everyone’s ski clothes in one bag, pack off-mountain clothes in another, pack swim gear for the hot tub in a packing cube. If your kids are under 10, chances are Mom and Dad will be helping them get geared up each day.

Organise with Packing Cubes

Use packing cubes to organise your off mountain clothes. If you’re travelling as a family, use one packing cube for each family member. Buying different colours will help you know who’s is who’s. You can keep everyone’s swim suits for the hot tub in a separate one too. If you’re not already a packing cubes convert, check them out here!

Read my complete guide to packing cubes here including a video on how to use them!

Duffel Bags or Suitcases?

Ski gear is bulky which makes it a little harder to pack and impossible to fold or roll neatly. Your clothes for the mountain will pack better into a duffel bag. Pack your boots in the middle and stuff smaller items, like ski gloves, around them. This duffel bag is a great size and is super cheap!

Be Prepared! 

If you’re not used to the cold or haven’t skied before, you won’t know about all the little things that are essential during cold weather. Be prepared and come with warm clothes, waterproof boots and don’t forget your bathing suit. Seriously! We use our hot tub at our ski condo in Park City all the time during the winter.


 

What to Pack for a Ski Trip

I’ve broken my ski packing list down into two columns depending on if you’re travelling for a weekend or a whole week. Anything longer than a week and you can just wear and wash the same things over again. In North America, most ski resorts and ski condos will have drying racks and washer dryers in the unit. Most will supply laundry detergent but you might want to throw some Tide Pods in a ziploc bag just in case they don’t.

Here’s what you’ll need when you’re packing for a ski trip. Download the printable checklist version with quantities below!

Ski Clothes


Ski Gear – If you’re renting ski gear on the mountain, skip this section.

  • Skis / Snowboard
  • Ski / Snowboard boots
  • Bindings
  • Ski poles
  • Helmet (if necessary)

Off-Mountain Clothes / Apres Ski Clothes


Ski Gear For Baby


Toiletries


Useful Extras for Ski Vacations

Ski Trip Packing List + Printable Download

Download this handy printable ski trip checklist for a family ski trip to help make travelling easier this winter. Or pin it for printing out later!

Download the spreadsheet: Click here to download a simple spreadsheet version of my ski trip checklist via Google Docs.

Download the printable: Click here to download the packing checklist as a PDF.

Or just click the checklist below and print!

 

Ski Trip Packing List Page 1

Ski Trip Packing List Page 2

Here are a few pictures to show you what life at a ski resort is like!

 

Reuben upto his knees in Snow in Kimball Junction, Park City

Reuben up to his knees in snow in Kimball Junction, Park City

 

Our Ski Condo in Kimball Junction, Park City

Our Ski Condo in Kimball Junction, Park City

 

Lee Reuben and Hazel Walking around Kimball Junction, Park City

Lee, Reuben and Hazel Walking around Kimball Junction, Park City

 

In the Hot Tub at Our Ski Condo in Park City

Don’t forget your bathing suit! Reuben and Hazel In the Hot Tub at Our Ski Condo in Park City

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What to Pack for a Ski Trip with Kids

Got any questions?

If you have any questions about what to pack for your ski trip, please drop me a comment below and I’d be happy to help. You can also get in touch with me via my Facebook page.

 

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  • Mama Munchkin
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    What a great list. We just got back from a ski trip and I think it’s one of the hardest family vacations to pack for. Your list would make it SO much easier. Awesome resource!

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