#1 Question we get at Family Ski Trips? Where to go on family ski vacation?
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#2 Question: How to pack for a Family Ski Trip? Packing shouldn’t fill you with dread, you and your family should be stoked to go ski. Having systems in place is the key to making packing easy breezy… so you are ready to go at the word “snow.”
Here are our tried and true ski packing tips:
Ski Bag: Every skier in the family should have their own snowboard/ski boot bag, labeled with name, address and cell. We love KULKEA boot bag backpack, its roomy easy to carry, and carry-on size, has ideal compartments…and it comes in cool colors and patterns for every person in your ski clan. If you are flying to your ski destination, see our tips on How to Pack for a Ski Trip Flying including airline baggae allowances.
Snowboards and Skis with poles should be stored clean and dry in one place – the garage or basement and ready to be packed in a ski bag, in the car or on the ski rack, ski coffin or Thule. If you are flying overseas or out west, consider renting skis from Ski Butlers, or a destination rental shop to save on the cost of checking skis, and the bonus of getting freshly tuned, new skis perfect for the day’s conditions. Or invest in a ski bag with wheels, ideally a bag that fits two pair of skis – even a jacket/ski pants as padding.
Ski Bag Checklist:
ski or snowboard boots
quality ski socks
goggles/sunglasses in their protective case
neck warmer or balaclava
base layer –thermal long undies, and a fleece ore technical fabric layer
wind/waterproof ski pants and jacket (wear the jacket to reduce bulk in your bag)
season pass or lift ticket coupons
Cell phone with downloaded ski app & pass
Phone chargers & cables
Après ski clothes – plan your outfit
A swimsuit (can you say hot tub?)
Portable boot dryers
Check each ski bag before and after each ski trip to be sure everyone’s inner and outerwear is clean, dry, and ready to go. With young skiers, pack extra undies, base layers, socks and mittens, with ziplock bags to contain wet stuff.
If you are traveling for a week ski trip, you’ll need an additional checked bag with clothing and toiletries (travel size please)…the key is not to over-pack, overpay for luggage, and over haul stuff you don’t need. So plan your wardrobe, and your outfits.
Don’t over pack bulky bathrobes, sweatshirts, extra pairs of jeans.
Wear your one pair of boots/shoes with insulation and traction soles.
One pair of slacks that coordinate with everything is plenty for après ski.
2-3 base layers and midlayers serve as evening wear tops, hand wash when needed.
Ladies, pack a cute aprés ski skirt to slip on over your base layer/leggings for après ski activities.
Bring disposable Tide packets or Breezio strips to launder ski socks and undergarments on the fly, overnight they’ll dry!
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