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Ski Trip Checklist

Ski Trip

Ski season is here! Here are some valuable ski trip tips, gear, and accessories to help you have a have a blast on the slopes this year!

As you prepare for a thrilling family ski trip, ensuring that everyone is equipped with the right gear and accessories is essential for a comfortable and enjoyable experience. From clothing to specialized ski apparel, here's a comprehensive guide on what to get and pack for the ultimate winter adventure!

Ski Trip Checklist

Why make a ski trip checklist? A ski trip checklist is crucial for ensuring a safe, enjoyable, and hassle-free skiing experience. By systematically organizing and reviewing essential items before departure, the ski trip checklist will ehlp you remember critical gear such as ski equipment, appropriate clothing for varying weather conditions, safety gear including helmets and goggles, and necessary documents such as lift tickets and identification.

Ultimately, the ski trip checklist serves as a valuable tool for maximizing fun and minimizing stress during the ski trip, allowing you to focus on the exhilaration of carving through fresh powder and creating unforgettable memories in the mountains. It will help make your ski trip as "cool" as possible!

There are some essential items you need to bring with you on your upcoming ski trip. Here's what you need to remember to put on your ski trip checklist:

Clothing: Dressing in layers is crucial for staying warm and dry on the slopes. Look for thermal base layers made of moisture-wicking material to keep sweat at bay. Insulating mid-layers are essential, as are waterproof ski pants and jackets to protect against snow and moisture. Consider some of our top outdoor brands like Helly Hansen and The North Face for high-quality ski apparel that combines functionality with style. 

Off-Slope Footwear: A reliable and comfortable pair of snow boots is a must-have for walking around the resort and keeping feet warm and dry. Don't book a ski trip without them! Look for options from our brands like Sorel that are waterproof and offer good traction for navigating icy pathways and snowy terrain. 

Base Layers: Opt for base layers made of merino wool or synthetic materials that wick moisture away from the skin, keeping everyone warm and comfortable throughout the day. Brands like Smartwool and Patagonia offer excellent base layer options for the entire family. 

Waterproof Gloves: For your upcoming ski trip, be sure to invest in waterproof gloves or mittens to keep hands warm and dry, ensuring everyone can fully enjoy their time on the slopes without succumbing to cold and wet hands. Look for gloves with insulation and adjustable wrist straps for a snug fit. Many are now touch screen capable, just some make you check if this is important to you.

Socks: Quality ski socks are essential for keeping feet warm and comfortable while skiing. Look for moisture-wicking, cushioned socks that provide both warmth and support. Our brands like Darn Tough and Smartwool offer a range of durable and comfortable ski sock options.

Hand Warmers: BUY lots they are cheap and can save the day during your ski trip! During chilly ski days, pack hand warmers to slip into gloves or pockets, even your boots. These small, portable heat packs are a great way to keep fingers toasty during long hours on the slopes. 

Goggles: Choose high-quality ski goggles with UV protection and anti-fog features to ensure clear vision while skiing. Goggles with interchangeable lenses are versatile, allowing for optimal visibility in various light conditions. We carry lots of options in all prices ranges from superior brands like Smith.

Après-Ski Apparel: What’s skiing without the some fun après ski after a long day on the slopes, comfortable and stylish après-ski apparel is a must. Look for cozy sweaters, warm jackets, and comfortable pants from reputable brands like Vuori to keep the family warm and fashionable during evenings at the lodge. 

By ensuring that everyone is outfitted with the right gear and accessories, you can set the stage for an unforgettable family ski trip. With the right clothing, footwear, and accessories in tow, you'll be well-prepared to make the most of your winter adventure on the slopes. Whether you’re ski trip will be in Aspen, Vail, Deer Valley, Tahoe, or even Chamonix. France come in and let any of our knowledgeable staff help you get set for an amazing time on the slopes!

What better way to GET OUT. GET ACTIVE. BE INSPRIED. LIVE YOUR PASSION than on the slopes! 

Wishing you lots of fresh tracks and powder days in 24,

-John Perry 

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