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Okay, today, I thought we could chat about what to pack when we’re skiing/snowboarding.
When I recapped our trip to Park City after Christmas, I got a lot of questions about what we packed because I kept singing Andrew’s praises…
…because despite the cold weather (hello 0 degrees!), we were not cold.
Now, I am like the worst equipped person to discuss this with you (because I neither bought nor packed this stuff), but I thought I could at least relay back to you what Andrew said he bought and then all of you ski bunnies out there could share your tips too.
Let’s start from the top.
Andrew goes snowboarding several times a year, so I feel like he has figured out what to pack and how to pack it. Therefore, he has taken on the role of “ski clothes packer” in our family. While I was over there packing up these…
…my beloved packing cubes filled with all of our basics (pjs, undies, socks, jeans, tops, etc), he packed the ski stuff. NOW, let me say that since we’ve used the packing cube system, we have purchased even more and this last time he took Smith snowboarding, he used packing cubes for all of this gear. We didn’t have enough to go around the first time, but now, we do. Because #packingcubes rule.
So, Andrew gathered up everything he thought we would need to use to keep us warm and packed it all in one separate suitcase (as to not mix it up with the other stuff).
Besides the base layers, I’m pretty sure we bought 90% of this stuff at our local ski shop. It’s called Doug & Lynda’s and it’s on the McKinney square and it’s AMAZING. It’s locally owned and they are SUPER knowledgeable!! So, if you’re around here, you need to go check them out!!
Okay, here are my kids all dressed and ready to go…
This is what Andrew brought for everyone (along with brands):
2 Under Armour shirts for a base layer (we wore both every day)
2 pairs of Under Armour leggings for a base layer (we only ended up wearing one pair each day)
1 pair of ski pants (the two little girls each had suits and the big kids wore ski pants with the suspenders and they were Spyder or Obermeyer)
1 Ski jacket (Spyder or Obermeyer)
1 Neck gaiter
3 pairs of nice warm ski socks (we only wore one at a time)
Andrew and I each had two pairs of mittens and the kids each had one pair (we were told that mittens are so much warmer than gloves and they were also Spyder or Obermeyer)
Helmets (Smith and Giro) and goggles (Oakley’s)
A big bag of hand warmers (several of us had mittens with little pockets just for a hand warmer to slip in…BRILLIANT!)
Now, so many of you asked me why they weren’t wearing their ski jackets and such when we were out and about…
…and it was because we were…
…drying out all of the ski stuff. So, while that stuff gets dry (because after a day in the snow, it does get wet), we can get out and about it dry stuff.
We had access to a washer and dryer while we were on vacation, so we would wash and dry the base layers and then clean the outer stuff once we were home. We keep all of this stuff stored in two big plastic bins with lids out in our garage, so that it doesn’t get mixed up or lost with every day things.
So, that’s what we took…but I’d LOVE to hear what you ski/snowboard novices take when you hit the slopes. I am positive I can learn so much from all of you that will help us even more the next time we take a trip like this. Please comment and share!! I would love to know!!!
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