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Ski Trip Packing List


Your Complete Guide for a Ski Trip Packing List 

Need to know what to pack for an Aspen ski vacation?

To simplify packing for an Aspen Snowmass ski vacation, this ski trip packing list will help you remember all of the essentials that will keep you warm and comfortable on the slopes. From waterproof ski jackets to non-cotton base layer tops to wool ski socks, our ski trip packing list covers all of the basics for skiing and snowboarding in any weather on any of our four local mountains. In addition, this ski vacation packing list includes clothing for après ski gatherings, dinner at one of Aspen's restaurants, and for enjoying Aspen and Snowmass while off the mountain.

Ski & Snowboard Clothing

Jacket – 1 – 3 waterproof ski jackets
Pants – 1 – 3 waterproof ski pants
Snowsuits – 1 – 2 waterproof snowsuits
Additional insulation – down or fleece vest
Base Layer Tops – 1 -4 non-cotton base layer tops
Base Layer Bottoms – 1 – 4 non-cotton base layer bottoms
Gloves & Mittens – waterproof and insulated ski gloves or mittens
Sweaters – 1 – 4 fleece or wool sweaters
Warm winter hat
Socks – 3 – 4 wool ski socks
Neck Gaiter – non-cotton balaclava or ski mask

Tip: Remember to pack lots of warm layers, as the weather conditions on the mountains can change quickly and dramatically. If you forget something, stop in one of the 9 conveniently located Four Mountain Sports stores, the offical retailer of Aspen Snowmass.

Ski & Snowboard Gear

Ski boots
Ski poles
Snowboard boots
Hand and toe warmers – 1 – 7 packs of each, or electric boot warmers
Hydration pack

Tip: Don't want to bring your gear? Learn more about renting ski and snowboard equipment from Four Mountain Sports and how you can save when you package equipment rentals with lodging.

Tip: Travel light by shipping your ski and snowboard gear via Luggage Forward.

Tip: Bring along different colored goggle lenses. Pack yellow lenses for snowy days, and polarized lenses for sunny days.

Mountain Casual (Non-Ski) Clothing

Warm winter jacket
Warm winter hat
Gloves and mittens
Jeans and pants
Warm winter socks
Waterproof winter boots
Rain Jacket
Sleepwear – tops and bottoms


Ski tickets
Ski passes
Itineraries, tickets, and reservation confirmations
Maps and directions
Credit card, cash, and traveler's checks
Identification card
Medical insurance cards
Prescriptions and other medications
Eyeglasses and contact lenses
First aid kit
Laundry bag
Day pack
Books and magazines
Toys, playing cards, and small games
Snacks – granola bars, fruit, nuts, etc.
Power cables for electronics – phone, computer, electric toothbrush, etc.

Tip: Remember your lift tickets and ski passes by keeping them safely stored in your ski or snowboard boots.


Lip balm
Aloe vera cream
Toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, and mouthwash
Hair Brush, combs, and other hair accessories
Shampoo and conditioner
Shaving supplies
Cotton balls
Nail clippers and nail file

For a Baby

Diaper bag
Disposable diapers
Changing pad
Baby powder and lotion
Wet wipes
Baby food and spoon
Bottles and caps
Changes of clothing – tops, bottoms, and socks
Warm winter jacket
Warm winter hat
Car seat
Child-carrying pack
Burp pads
Bathing supplies – shampoo, conditioner, soap, and lotion

Nice to Have

Headphones and batteries
Hiking and snowshoeing trail guidebooks
Sports equipment for other outdoor activities – snowshoes, Nordic skiing gear, hiking poles, etc.
Travel pillows


Aspen Vacation Packages

If you and your family are planning an Aspen Snowmass ski vacation, Stay Aspen Snowmass is your one-sto-shop for creating an all-inclusive Aspen vacation package. Our vacation packages make traveling and visiting easy and enjoyable, and include airfare, ski and snowboard equipment rental, lift tickets and passes, Aspen lodging, and more. Start creating an Aspen vacation package with a local vacation expert by calling 888.649.5982.

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Let us do the work for you! Call us at 888.649.5982 - we are happy to help you find the perfect Aspen Snowmass vacation package.