Ski Holiday Checklist

Packing for ski holidays can be difficult – knowing what to take and what not take can be quite tricky, especially if it’s your first time. Unlike summer holidays, where you just have to pack the essentials shorts and t-shirts, there’s more to consider when going skiing.

We recommend getting organised and planning what to take well ahead of time to make sure you have everything you need. To take the stress out of packing for your ski holiday, we’ve put this list together of all the essentials:

The travel must-haves

  • Transfer/train tickets
  • Tickets, passport and money
  • Accommodation details
  • Insurance details
  • Ski pack details
  • Driving licence
  • Ski Club membership (if you have one)

Useful items to consider

  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Aftersun
  • Mobile phone charger
  • Walkie Talkies
  • Camera
  • Painkillers
  • First aid kit
  • Ankle/wrist supports
  • Cards/board games
  • Hipflask
  • Hand and boot warmers


  • Helmet
  • Poles
  • Ski/Board Boots
  • Rucksack/Bum bug
  • Transceiver, probe and shovel
  • Skis/Board
  • Multi-tool
  • Drinks bottle


  • Minimum of 5 pairs of thick ski socks
  • Minimum of 2 pairs of ski gloves
  • Waterproof trousers (Salopettes)
  • Waterproof jacket/coat
  • Minimum of 2 fleeces/sweatshirts
  • Minimum of 2 thermal tops
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses/goggles

Other clothing

Consider the other items of clothing you’re going to need when not on the slopes, we recommend taking waterproof boots with you for walking around the resort and an overcoat or fleece.