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Ultimate Ski Packing List for Beginners and Pros

Ski Gear

Whether you’re hitting the slopes for the first time or you’re a veteran on the hill, we’ve created the ultimate ski trip packing list so you don’t forget any of these essential items on your next trip to the mountain!

Read on for the ultimate packing list for your next epic ski/snowboard Adventure.

1. Ski/Snowboard gear 

Unless you’re planning to rent all your gear, you’ll want to ensure to pack all your ski gear. Including your skis or snowboard, poles, and boots as well as your helmet and goggles to keep you safe on the slopes.

2. Waterproof Clothing

Not only can you show off your personality on the mountain with your outfit, but your waterproof jacket, snow pants, and gloves, keep you warm and dry in the ever changing mountain conditions. Depending on the weather where you’re headed, you’ll find some mountains are prone to wetter snow, so having fully waterproof clothing will be essential for comfort on the slopes.

Top tip: When shopping for your first ski jacket or snow pants, check the waterproof rating to make sure it’ll hold up in the conditions you’ll be skiing in. For slightly wetter climates like the Pacific North West, opt for a waterproof rating of 15,000m and up.

3. Layers, Layers, Layers

The temperature on the mountain is often well below zero with the wind chill so you need to be prepared and dress accordingly. Using base layers made of merino wool or synthetic fabrics are a great way to keep warm and dry! They will give you the flexibility to add or remove layers as needed to prevent getting chills or sweating while you’re moving.

4. Apré Ski Clothing

When you’re skied out and ready for aprés, you’ll want to have a change of clothes ready so you can warmly hit the mountain resort. Some items to consider packing are an insulated jacket, boots, a dry top and pants, as well as a scarf, gloves, and toque to ensure you stay cosy incase aprés take place outdoors!

5. Skin care

Often an area overlooked when packing is skin protection for on the mountain. Help keep your lips and face protected from the elements with an SPF lip balm and face cream.

6. Camera to capture your #yervana moments

Capture all the action with a small, waterproof, camera or your phone! Check out our Winter Photography Tips blog for some simple tips to taking epic action shots on the slopes.

Take us along by tagging @myyervana #yervana in your Instagram posts!

7. Pocket-sized first aid kit

It’s best to always be ready for the unexpected while you’re adventuring outdoors. Having a small first aid kit is essential for any ski adventure. You should include items such as band-aids, painkillers, and gauze rolls so you can worry less on the hill and enjoy each run!

8. Snacks

Last, but definitely not least, is our favourite essential item, snacks! Make sure to pack some bite-sized energy boosters for when hunger hits on the slopes!

Interested in hitting the slopes with a Local?

Discover the best runs and access the backcountry safely this season with one of our certified Locals. Find yourself enjoying sweet pow in Revelstoke, Nelson, Golden, Lake Louise or elsewhere!  Check out all upcoming Yervana Ski Adventures.

Now get packing and enjoy the slopes!

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