Ski Snowboard Packing List
Apparel
Benefits
This technical outer layer is the first line of defense against the snow, rain, and wind. Parkas tend to help provide warmth while shells provide a barrier to the elements. With shells, proper layering gives you protection and warmth. Most come with features, including hoods and snow skirts.
Very similar to the Parka/ Shell, ski and snowboard pants provide mobility and durability and are designed to be the outer layer while enjoying your mountain adventures. With shell and insulated options, you can have the ability to stay warm and toasty while keeping the snow, wind, and rain out.
The insulating layer. Look for technical materials that allow moisture transfer and temperature regulation
Worn directly next to your skin to wick moisture away from the body, keeping you dry and warm. Avoid cotton as a baselayer.
Accessories
Benefits
As you spend more time on the mountain, your hands and feet are the first areas to feel the effects of the cold. Having properly fitted gloves that not only insulate but also repel snow, wind, and rain, helps you stay out and enjoy your adventures longer. Some models even have integrated touchscreen compatible fingertips so you can use your favorite device.
For those extra chilly days, glove liners are a necessity to keep your fingers warm. While they vary in thickness, most glove liners have insulating and moisture wicking properties.
A majority of your body heat (up to 85%) escapes from the top of your head. Keep the heat in with a warm hat or beanie.
Avoid the chilling windburn while going down the mountains with a face mask or neck gaiter. This essential piece of equipment can offer your face and neck complete and insulating coverage for even the coldest of days.
The right socks can mean the difference between a good and bad day on the mountain. Look for moisture-wicking capabilities coupled with materials that help insulate in body heat. There are even some that have padded areas for extra comfort. Be sure to get the correct sock relative to your foot shape and activity.
After your mountain adventures, stay warm and dry with stylish winter boots.
Snow is excellent at reflecting light. Protect your eyes with sunglasses while exploring the resort or town. Don’t forget the eyewear retainers!
Another essential piece of equipment. Goggles protect your eyes from the sun’s harsh glare while also blocking out the snow and wind. It also offers insulation to keep the area around your eyes warm. Many models even give you the ability to switch out lenses, so you can adapt to varying light conditions while taking advantage of the latest in light frequency filtering technology.
A must-have while on the mountain. A helmet protects against head injuries and, in case of injury, may reduce the severity. Many models also offer insulation to keep your head warm and vents to cool you down. When not wearing a helmet, be sure to put on a warm hat!
Comfort
Benefits
Get the right gloves for your activities after a day of skiing or snowboarding with a pair that is both stylish and functional. Some models even have technology that allow you to use your smart phone with the gloves on.
If you are skiing or snowboarding multiple days, a boot warmer/ dryer is a must. Avoid wet and smelly boots with a boot warmer and dryer. Plus, who doesn’t love a warmed-up boot before stepping out into the cold?
Skis and snowboards can be very expensive. Protect your gear with a ski lock. Small enough to fit in your pocket, you can choose from options that fit individual skis to multiple snowboards. Attach them to your roof rack in the parking lot, or the racks at the resort.
When you are finally on the mountain, the last thing you want to happen is to have a rock wedged into the boot, preventing proper alignment with your equipment. Or worse, having your boots get damaged while walking to the lift. Walk Aids/ Cat Tracks help protect your boots by providing a layer of protection and conveniently fold up to fit in your pocket once you reach the ski lift.
Being in ski and snowboard boots all day can put a lot of strain on your feet. Alleviate that strain and fatigue with some footbeds that provide a better fit, more even weight distribution, and additional support for improved performance.
Skiing and snowboarding on the mountain is an exhilarating experience. With a hydration pack, you won’t have to stop for those time-consuming water breaks. With a hydration pack, you won’t have to carry around bulky bottles, plus, it will give you a bit more storage space for your gear.
With up to 10 hrs. of warmth, keep the adventures going by placing one in each pocket, glove, or shoe/boot.
Be prepared to jump into that heated pool at the resort or the condo with your friends/family.
Protect your lips and skin with lip balm and sunblock. Zooming down the mountain can really dry out your lips and ski, so make sure to have them protected!
Acclimating to a different altitude can be tough for some people. Have altitude pills handy just in case so the adventures can start right away.
Gear
Benefits
Why rent? Own your own set of personalized equipment, fit to your specifications. Have an associate assist you in determining the best gear for you to maximize comfort and performance.
Why rent? Own your own set of personalized equipment, fit to your specifications. Have an associate assist you in determining the best gear for you to maximize comfort and performance.
Luggage
Benefits
Ski/Snowboard apparel is big and bulky. Large rolling luggage is a must for travel.
Protects your skis and snowboard and also gives you extra packing areas for other gear. Many come with wheels for easy transport.
The most convenient and easy way to travel with boots. Also a great place to store socks, goggles, hats, etc.

How To Stay Warm & Dry

It’s all about layers and materials. Start with a base layer that fits like a second skin, including tops, pants, socks and glove liners. Choose Merino wool and man-made fabrics that move moisture away from your body and guard against bacteria growth and odor. Add a mid layer like a zip T-neck and even a neck gaiter when temps really drop. Top it off with technical outerwear including jackets, pants and gloves, all designed with the latest technology to keep your body warmth in and the cold out. Add a goggle with interchangeable lenses so you can adapt to changing light and weather conditions while protecting your face and eyes from the elements.