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The essential packing list for your winter holiday

Winter wonderland here we come! Time to dust off the skis and snowboards and don your best pair of woollen socks. Wondering what else you need to pack for your winter holiday (besides your gear)? We’ve put together a detailed packing list with all the most important items for a winter getaway. Now the only travel challenges you’ll face are off-piste!

Is snowy weather not in your holiday forecast? Check out our packing list for a hiking holiday or our packing list for a beach holiday.

Winter sports equipment

  1. Skis/Snowboard

  2. Poles

  3. Ski wax

  4. Ski boots

  5. Ski helmet

  6. Ski goggles

  7. Sunglasses

  8. Winter boots

  9. Ski backpack

Winter sports clothing

  1. Winter sports jacket

  2. Winter sports pants

  3. Ski socks

  4. Gloves

  5. Cap

  6. Scarf

  7. Thermo underwear (Onesies encouraged)

  8. Underwear

  9. Pullover

  10. T-shirts

  11. Casual clothes for relaxing off the slopes

  12. Slippers or wool socks

  13. Pyjamas

Other essentials

  1. ID card

  2. A driver's license

  3. Debit card/credit card

  4. Health insurance card + documents for foreign health insurance

  5. Travel documents (hotel, flight or train ticket)

  6. Mobile phone + charger

  7. Camera + charger and SD card

  8. Portable charger

  9. Safety pins

  10. Sewing kit

  11. Cosmetics (soap, toothbrush, pasta, hair tie, brush, etc.)

  12. Towel

  13. Possibly sauna towel and bathing suit

  14. Games

  15. Books and magazines

First aid kit

  1. Personal medication

  2. Wound and blister plasters

  3. Pain and fever remedies

  4. Essentials for a gippy tummy

  5. Cold medicine

  6. Ointment

  7. Sunscreen and lip balm with a high SPF