There are still some months left for sunny days to make a comeback to Australia. So, you still have time to enjoy your winter – preferably on snowy slopes and cosy cabins.
While not all parts of this country experience snow, there are specific regions with significant snowfall to make your winter more amazing. It doesn’t matter whether you are a tourist or local, as not being a part of Australia’s ski season stretching from July to October would be pretty foolish.
As winter descends, the country’s ski resorts open for business, offering newbies and professionals a chance to engage in an incredible adventure sport.
So, to ensure you have your snow gear to have a fantastic trip, here is how you should pack for a ski trip:
Ski Trip Packing List
Of course, everyone’s holiday is different, so everyone will have different items to pack. This general guide is for all possible things you might want to pack.
Your ski clothes are as much crucial as your ski equipment.
If you don’t wear a waterproof and breathable jacket, you will have a lousy time in the Snowscape Mountains. Also, not just your top but your body’s bottom needs to be well-secured for the perfect ski experience.
Here’s the list of ski clothing items you should not forget when hitting the slopes.
- Ski jacket and pants as said waterproof and breathable
- Two or more warm base layer tops and bottoms (non-cotton)
- Warm hat or beanie
- Two or more fleece Jumpers (non-cotton)
- Waterproof gloves, neck warmer, and comfortable socks – preferably non-cotton
These items are specifically related to your skiing. So, remember to pack regular clothes for other times when you won’t be skiing.
A ski trip won’t be possible without packing your snow gear because how would you hit the slopes without them? If you are professional, chances are you already have packed snow equipment in a bag. So, no worries, pick them up and head straight out the door.
However, if you are a newbie or someone who occasionally skis, there is a slim chance of you having one. So, you have two choices: rent or buy your skiing gear – it’s up to you.
Here’s what makes up snow gear:
- Snowboard with bindings
- Ski boots or snow boots
- Ski poles
Accessories & Toiletries
Of course, no packing for any trip is complete without including accessories and toiletries. They are a staple part of a vacation, no matter the destination. You don’t want to reach your resort only to find out you can’t charge your phone as you forgot the cable at home. Or you don’t want to take a trip to a local shop early in the morning for the toothbrush.
In some emergency cases, you have to buy – there is no other option.
However, still, it’s a waste of money. As a general rule of thumb, so you do not forget essential items – list them down and cross-check prior a night before leaving for a trip.
Some accessories and toiletries are as follows.
- Phone charger & headphones
- Tablet or laptop with their charger
- First Aid kit
- Hygiene products
- Important medications & prescriptions
If you want to make the most of your holidays in the Snowscape Mountains – skiing and chilling, follow this checklist while packing. You don’t want to spend most of your time in local shops buying essentials.
Remember to use this packing checklist to save a week of misery when venturing out to snow and mountains.