14 Essentials to Pack for Your Next Skiing Trip

Whether it’s your first time going on a skiing trip or you already know the local slopes like the back of your hand, you know that skiing entails loads of layers of clothing. Dashing through the snow is a nice pastime as long as you’re well prepared. Normally, you rent your ski clothes and accessories at your destination, but it’s always nice if you’re a bit prepared beforehand. That way, instead of appearing with little to no skiing clothes, at least you have the base layers or some skiing items ready. For example, why would you carry around skiing goggles? Yet, having skiing leggings and socks seems more likely to happen.

So, if you’re heading on a quick skiing trip anytime soon and you either need a refresher of what to wear (and pack) to go skiing or need a list of essentials you can’t forget, then this article is for you. Friendly reminder: Skiing is fun, but sometimes the outfits are kind of quirky. So, be prepared to look like a marshmallow (in all the best ways). From base layers to types of jackets to accessories you might already own, find 14 items you need to pack to layer up in your trip, no matter what, below. The rest you can figure out once you get there.


Take the jacket you already own on the trip with you.

Puffer jackets make more sense on the slopes. 

Reflective jackets are a must when skiing. 


Layer up with this base top. 

Keep cozy with a wool sweater. 

Doesn't get cozier than with a fleece pullover. 


Your heat tech layers aren't made for the slopes, so buy these instead. 

Can't go wrong with black pants, even when it comes to skiing.

Ski pants, but make it fashion. 


Keep your hands warm with these. 

Upgrade from your regular beanie to a full-blown ski mask. 

Or keep it classic with a cozy knit beanie.

Instead of layering on multiple pairs of socks, invest in ski socks. 

Once you're all packed, check out some ski outfits for some major style inspiration.

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