Winter is wonderful for skiing. We all know that but planning for the ski holiday is a little more difficult than what many think. You need to do a lot of packing and most people just forget some very important things. In order to help you pack faster and better for the ski holiday you surely want to have, here are some tips that will definitely be great.
Pack Extra Socks And Undies
One of the great parts of the day when on a ski holiday is hopping into the shower when you get back to your room and you put on fresh new undies. This is why you want to take as many pairs as possible, one for every single day and extra spares. At the same time, do not forget about socks, especially those that you will have as you put on ski boots. Specialists skiing socks are best but any pair that is well-fitting and warm enough should be suitable. One pair for every day and spares are needed. When you can travel wash, you can take less.
A Minimum Of 2 Ski Base Layers
You want long sleeved tops and long john style pants. That is needed for all ski outfits. In the event you have some that are man-made, 2 pairs are necessary so you can wash one and wear the other. These garments can quickly get whiffy. When you cannot wash, 3 pairs are definitely necessary for a 7 days trip.
Consider Travel Wash Opportunities
Most accommodations will be more than happy to help you out with washing. However, washing machine access can be quite limited. If you want to travel light though and cut back on underwear and socks, 20 minutes is all you need to wash socks and pants when the day is over. It is not glorious but it does allow you to travel light and have clean clothes.
Always Pack Lip Gloss And Sunscreen
In many cases it is really easy to buy lip balm and sunscreen as you reach the resort but this is not always the case and you can end up highly overspending. You can save up to 75% of the costs if you just shop from home. Never underestimate the importance of sunscreen. Many think that during winter it is not a problem but sunshine effects are actually magnified because of snow’s reflective power.
You want to always pack your toothbrush, tubes and ointments but do not underestimate the importance of something that is going to help you deal with colds and headaches. Plasters are also a very good idea. When you stay in a VIP hotel you normally get body lotion, shampoo, shower gel and so on for free. However, you might have favorite brands or the items simply might not be available for free.
Don’t Pack Your Ski Jacket
When flying, keep baggage weight down by simply wearing the ski jacket while you fly. As you stay in a departure lounge it may seem weird but think about the fact you have many extra pockets where you can store your phone, passport, boarding passes, wallets and so on. As an extra related tip, also wear walking boots. You never know how the weather will be like when you land and your luggage will be lighter.
Pack A Plug Adapter
This is the single most forgotten item packed for ski holidays all around the world. It is especially important when you go to another country since the plugs might not match your needs. Also, having to borrow adapters every single night is not something you want to be remembered for. If you do not have such adapters on hand, be sure you buy one that is as complex as possible so you can cover different situations.
Roll Clothes Instead Of Folding
This is, perhaps, the best packing tip you will ever get. Always roll instead of folding because of the fact that this is going to compress gear while stacking. It becomes a lot easier to pack into small sections of the bag you carry with. If you do not roll you end up with a lot of unused space in your luggage. Rolling gives you easy access to gaps, allowing you the possibility to take advantage of all the space available.