It’s official – summer is over. That doesn’t mean you need to lock your suitcase away until next year though! It’s time to start planning a winter ski trip, whether you’re an experienced skier or a novice. Skiing is one of the best ways to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors whilst also exercising and having fun – the perfect getaway. Convinced? Well, it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to take with you. Check out our list of essentials to take on your ski trip here.

Sun Protection

Don’t assume that because you’re going to a snowy environment that you won’t have to worry about the sun. Quite the opposite! Sun bounces off the snow which can mean it is dazzling during the day. You’ll want to ensure you have the best womens sunglasses to protect your eyes when you’re not kitted out with your goggles.

As well as protecting your eyes, you need lather up exposed skin with sunscreen. It’s not uncommon for people to get sunburn on ski trips, so go for a high factor sun tan lotion that can prevent you from getting dodgy tan (or burn) lines.

Ski Gear

Of course, if you’re going to be hitting the slopes, you’ll need to take all the necessary equipment with you. There is the option to hire this when you’re there, but if you’re a seasoned skier you’re better off investing in the following to use at your leisure:

  • Skis or snowboard
  • Poles
  • Ski boots
  • Other appropriate clothing: ski jacket, waterproof snow trousers, helmet, jacket, gloves, thick socks, lightweight backpack, hat, neckwarmer etc.
  • Ski goggles

Travel Insurance & Mini First Aid Kit

Although skiing is highly enjoyable, it doesn’t come without risks. That is why it is extremely important that you buy winter sports insurance to cover you on your trip, should an accident happen. It is also wise to take a first aid kit along with you, in case you do get any minor injuries throughout your trip. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.


For all you adrenaline junkies that want to record your time on the slopes, having a camera that is built for extreme sports, such as a GoPro, is ideal. Capture the beautiful scenes, record your tricks, or even get footage of the apres fun with a durable, adaptable camera.

Games for the Evenings

When you’re in your chalet after a long day out and about, what better way to wind down than with a board game or two? To keep your suitcase light, a pack of cards could even do the trick. This is a great way for you to get some extra family bonding time in. Enjoy the cosy nights in together.

Skiing is incredible for so many reasons – jaw-dropping landscapes, building up your skiing ability, quality family time, and much more. Make sure you don’t negatively impact your holiday by forgetting these essentials. With these in tow, you’re sure to enjoy a safe, memorable trip this winter. Now you just need to book and get packing!