4 Smart Packing Tips for a Family Ski Holiday

People at a Ski Resort
Packing for an extended ski holiday? It can be stressful, especially if it’s your first time and if you’re going with the whole family. Here are some tips to make it easier.

Try renting some ski clothes.

There are ski clothes rental in Vail, Colorado. This is a good option for beginners who do not wish to lug around bulky ski wear and equipment or those who do not want to splurge or invest immediately for a sport they may not like after all. If you’re not sure about skiing, consider renting instead of buying. This can save you a lot of money.

Don’t forget your street clothes.

You won’t be on the slopes all the time. When on a ski holiday, it’s good to check out local restaurants for authentic alpine cuisine. And it can be annoying to explore the other places wearing your bulky ski wear. Pack just enough warm street clothes so you can do some sightseeing in comfort but keep the cold out.

Don’t leave your sunblock at home.

Just because it’s cold doesn’t mean the sun isn’t doing much damage to your skin. Never go on the slopes without putting on sunscreen. Unless, of course, you want to get that reverse raccoon sunburn. And don’t just put on sunblock once. You need to read the label, follow the instructions and put on another layer every few hours.

Just to be sure, bring extra pairs of socks and underwear.

As a general rule, you should allow one pair of socks and one pair of underwear for each day, but it’s always a good idea to bring a few spares. It’s a good way to avoid having to wash your undergarments at the hotel or ski chalet. It would be nice to change into a new pair of socks and underwear for evening wear after a tiring day on the slopes. So just bring a lot of extras.

With these packing tips and strategies, you should be all set for your ski trip.