Packing list for a European skiing holiday

Posted by TripMapper | 16th January 2023

With TripMapper being a travel budgeting and trip planning app, we obviously love to be organised when it comes to all things travel! By utilising a travel packing list for your ski trip, you can enjoy a more organised, stress-free, and enjoyable experience on the slopes, ensuring you have everything you need for a memorable winter getaway.

You'll be well-prepared for your ski adventure in Europe with our packing list which you can tailor to your specific needs. Ski resorts often experience fluctuating weather patterns, including changes in temperature, snowfall, and wind so be sure to check the weather forecast and adjust your packing accordingly!


  • Thermal base layers (tops and bottoms) to wear under your ski gear
  • Ski jacket and pants or a snowsuit
  • Sweaters or fleece jackets for layering
  • Waterproof and insulated gloves or mittens
  • Warm socks (wool or synthetic) for skiing
  • Neck gaiter or scarf to protect your face from cold winds
  • Warm hat or beanie
  • Ski goggles to protect your eyes from snow glare
  • Sunglasses for sunny days
  • Ski helmet for safety on the slopes (unless you plan to rent it at the ski resort)
  • Comfortable and warm après-ski clothing (sweaters, pants, boots) for lounging and socialising in the evenings
  • Swimsuit if your accommodation has a sauna or hot tub!


  • Skis, boots, and poles (unless you plan to rent them at the ski resort)
  • Ski bag or ski carrier for transporting your equipment (if applicable)
  • Snowboard, boots, and bindings (if you prefer snowboarding)
  • Snowboard bag or carrier (if applicable)
  • Backpack for carrying essentials on the slopes
  • Ski lock to secure your equipment when not in use
  • Ski wax and tuning tools (if you prefer to maintain your own equipment)
  • Portable boot dryer or boot warmer to dry your boots overnight


  • Smartphone for navigation, capturing memories and for on the go access to your TripMapper itinerary app (with your flight tickets, accommodation details, ski school reservation etc. all contained within the app)
  • Camera
  • Travel adapter (if necessary) for European outlets to charge your electronic devices
  • Chargers and cables for your electronic devices
  • Portable charger for your electronic devices
  • Waterproof bag or case to protect your electronic devices from snow and moisture
  • Reusable water bottle to stay hydrated
  • Hand and foot warmers for extra warmth on cold days
  • Luggage locks to secure your belongings in your accommodation
  • Personal comfort items such as a travel pillow, eye mask and earplugs

Toiletries and Medication:

  • Travel-sized toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.)
  • Lip balm with SPF to protect your lips from wind and sun
  • Sunscreen with a high SPF for sun protection at high altitudes
  • Moisturiser to combat dry skin
  • Basic first aid kit for minor injuries
  • Over-the-counter medicines you might need for aches and pains
  • Prescription medications (if applicable)


  • Essential travel documents, such as your passport, visa (if applicable), travel insurance information, European health insurance card (if applicable) and any necessary identification
  • Cash and/or credit cards for expenses during your trip
  • Printed or digital maps of the ski resort and surrounding areas
  • Entertainment options for downtime (books, magazines, playing cards, etc.)

Remember to use the TripMapper travel itinerary app to help you plan for and budget for your epic ski adventure! Yes, it also tracks your vacation budget - it's the best travel planner app out there!

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