If you like to travel, you may already have a packing list where you check off items needed for trips. However, ski trips fall into a specialized category. In addition to regular items like cell phones and chargers, toiletries, sunglasses and everyday clothes, there’s important gear to consider.
If you’re not an avid skier and don’t own gear, you’ll probably just rent gear, and that’s one way to travel light. However, for the long haul when skiing becomes a passion, you’ll want to invest in your own gear.
Here’s a checklist for ski gear and related items:
- Waterproof ski jacket
- Waterproof ski pants
- Snow boots
- Long underwear (wicking material preferred)
- Waterproof, warm socks (wicking material preferred)
- Ski gloves
- Warm hat
- Heavy wool or fleece sweaters
- Scarf or neck warmer
- Foot/hand warmers
- Boot dryer
- Ski goggles
- Ant-fog wipes (to keep goggles from fogging up)
- Goggle containers (pouch to protect lenses from getting scratched)
- Ski lock
- Lip balm
Many slopes are quite sunny, and it’s easy to get sunburned and chapped lips, which is why sunscreen and lip balm are added to the list.
Have fun on your way to the slopes
How about making the journey part of your recreation? Go with a group of friends and rent a party bus or minibus. The professional driver can keep you safe and deal with traffic, directions and parking. Chartering a bus is the safest form of ground transportation in the country and also the most eco-friendly.
Reserving a bus charter is easy. Do it online or call 1-888-502-3458.