Ski Trip Packing List

Skiing down a slope
Jack Lee
Written by Jack Lee / Photos by Greg Burke
Last updated July 24, 2023

Whether it’s your first time skiing or you’ve been doing it for years, here’s the ultimate ski trip packing list/checklist so you won’t leave anything behind. Just check the box! Or if you need a guide on what exactly to buy, see our What to Pack for a Ski Trip.


  • Skis/Snowboard
  • Ski poles
  • Ski boots
  • Helmet

Insider tip: Rent these if it’s your first time skiing. Ski gear is expensive and only worth investing in if you’re ready to commit. Trust me.



Insider tip: Rent or borrow ski jackets or pants if it’s you’re first time skiing.


  • Fleece jacket 
  • Beanie 

Insider tip: Extremely cold/blizzard days call for fleece jackets or if you’re a cruisey skier or rider who likes making multiple stops for photos, packing a fleece jacket is a good idea too.



  • Goggles 
  • Waterproof and insulated ski gloves or mittens with inner layer 

Protective Gear for beginner snowboarders

  • Wrist guards 
  • Knee pads 
  • Protective shorts/bum pads 

Insider tip: Rent wrist guards if it’s you’re first time snowboarding.


  • Pocket sized sunscreen 
  • Lip balm 
  • Pocket tissues 
  • Goggles wiper 
  • Hand warmers 
  • Water bottle or hydration pack 
  • Small backpack 

Insider tip: If you're not taking a small backpack, fit all smaller items such as lip balm, pocket tissues and pocket sized sunscreen in your ski jacket.


  • Winter jacket 
  • Casual tops 
  • Jeans/Long pants 
  • Sweaters/Jumpers 
  • Winter hat 
  • Scarf 
  • Gloves 
  • Underwear 
  • Pajamas 
  • Bathing suit 
  • Slippers 
  • Flip flops 
  • Waterproof non-slip shoes or boots 
  • Socks 

Insider tip: Pack your socks and goggles in your ski boots to save space.


  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Floss and mouthwash
  • Moisturizer
  • Comb, brush and other hair accessories
  • Deodorant
  • Face cleanser
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Soap
  • Shaving gel
  • Razor
  • Cosmetics and makeup remover
  • Nail clippers and nail file
  • Glasses/Contacts
  • First aid kit
  • Muscle relief cream


  • Ski Tickets/ Passes 
  • Money 
  • Identification/Driver’s license 
  • Passport 
  • Travel insurance details 
  • Transport details and confirmation 
  • Accommodation details and confirmation 
  • Ski hire details 
  • Mobile phone and charger 
  • Travel adapter 
  • Camera/GoPro and charger 
  • Headphones 
  • Travel pillow 
  • Day Pack/Purse 
  • Any medication 
  • Laundry bag 
  • Luggage lock and tag 

Have you got everything on the ski trip checklist?

Prefer this printed? Download your ski trip packing list here.

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