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The ultimate, most comprehensive winter sports packing list

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Being well prepared for winter sports is also having a good packing list to consult. Every year there is always something forgotten, but that's in the past now! This packing list is a collection of everything you need to be well prepared. This way you won't forget to bring anything.

Need more tips to be prepared? Read our other blogs!

The basic equipment

There are things you need for every vacation. Whether you're going on a winter vacation or to a tropical resort. Perhaps you have this in your travel bag as standard, but an extra check is always good.

It saves a lot of stress so you can go on your winter sports trip with peace of mind. Read below which items you should carry as standard.

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Basic equipment checklist

  • Documentation (driver's license, ID card/passport, registration certificate)
  • Green card/car insurance papers
  • Roadside assistance service
  • Reservation receipts
  • Visa (if required)
  • Health Care Card
  • Medical passport
  • Travel Insurance Card
  • Debit/credit card
  • Cash
  • Sunglasses
  • Mobile phone
  • PUK-code (phone)

Personal care

Not to mention, your personal grooming. You don't have to look like a prince or princess, yet it's nice to take these items with you. Because let's face it; fresh breath is nice for yourself, but also for others.

Checklist personal care

  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, etc.)
  • Nail scissors/file and tweezers
  • Lenses/glasses
  • Perfume and deodorant
  • Toilet paper
  • Washcloths and (bath) towels
  • Shaving kit
  • (Winter sports) sunscreen, lip balm and aftersun
  • Hair tie
  • Earplugs
  • Medications (motion sickness tablets, paracetamol, ibuprofen, etc.)
  • First aid kit
  • Disinfecting hand gel

Winter sports equipment

Not only normal clothing is useful on a winter sports trip. But the most important thing is your winter sports gear. Nobody wants to go down the slopes in their jeans.

So it is important to check if your equipment is complete. Keep the checklist ready and start packing!


Checklist (winter sports) clothing

  • Underwear and socks
  • Nightwear
  • Sweaters
  • Trousers
  • Shoes
  • Ski-jacket
  • Ski pants
  • Ski sweaters/jerseys
  • Thermal underwear
  • Hat
  • Scarf/neck warmer
  • Balaclava/Buff
  • Gloves/mittens
  • Ski socks
  • Ski goggles and helmet
  • Other protection
  • Skis or snowboard
  • Ski poles
  • Snow shoes

Out and about with the kids?

Winter sports with kids are a lot of fun. But packing can be quite a hassle. Because what really shouldn't you forget?


Checklist kids items

  • Child Nutrition
  • Diapers
  • Toys
  • Child seat
  • Cot
  • Sleeping bag
  • Favorite stuffed toy
  • Reading books
  • Sledge
  • Extra ski pants

Electronics and equipment

These days we can't live without our favorite electronics. After all, sending your après ski experiences via Snapchat or making home videos of your skills on the slopes is a must. But you don't want to end up with a dead battery. So check that you have packed the following items.

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Checklist elektronics

  • Mobile phones
  • Laptop or tablets
  • E-reader
  • Photo-film equipment (such as a GoPro)
  • Memory cards
  • Chargers and adaptors
  • Batteries
  • Travel alarm clocks

Don't forget if you go by car

Perhaps after seeing this checklist, you have figured out why most winter sports enthusiasts travel to their ski resort by car. Winter sporters take quite a bit with them!

It is always useful to check that your car is winter-ready. For example, all the lights should work and the various fluids should be full. It is also good to check if your windshield wipers are working and if the tire pressure is correct. Also make sure your battery is performing properly. After all, you don't feel like having to push in the slippery snow. Checked everything? Then at least you're ready to go for a ride. A tip from us: Don't goof up your gas tank completely, but so that you can drive as far as Germany or Belgium. There, gasoline is generally cheaper.

Above all, if you are traveling by car, don't forget to check these items as well:

Car trip checklist

  • Winter tires (identified by the mountain with the snowflake on the tire)
  • Snow chains (tip: put them on dry at home once so you know how it works!)
  • Gloves for snow chains
  • Mat or trash bag (for when you put on snow chains)
  • Two sturdy mats (for driving away from deep snow)
  • Flashlight
  • Alcohol test (mandatory in France)
  • Window wiper, ice scraper and Anti-condensation cloth
  • Lock defroster (tip: take it inside after the trip)
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Windshield wiper fluid
  • Jumper cables and towing cable
  • Safety vests, warning triangle, collision form
  • Parking disk
  • Pillow, blanket and ice blanket
  • Tea light and lighter (for heat)
  • Snow shovel/snow sweeper
  • First aid kit with isolation blanket
  • Give spare key to fellow passenger
  • Route in navigation system and route map as backup
  • Ski box or ski carrier

On the go

Good preparation is half the work. The car ride can take a while but with a game, snack and some drinks along, it will be over in no time. Especially if you listen to the après ski-spotify list. Anyone have any requests?

Checklist for the road

  • Food and drinks
  • Snacks
  • Garbage bags
  • Pen and paper
  • Pocket games
  • Moist refreshment wipes / toilet paper
  • Travel charger for your electronics
  • A fun book, magazine or puzzle book
  • Travel pillow/blanket

For in your accommodation

Have you booked an apartment, hotel or chalet? Then be sure to check what's included. Pay special attention to these items:

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Checklist for in the accommodation

  • Checking inventory/facilities
  • Books
  • Stationery
  • Games
  • Flip flops
  • Comfortable evening wear
  • Swimwear
  • Linen
  • Pillows
  • Hand and dish towels
  • Dishcloths
  • Dishwashing brush/sponge and detergent
  • Matches / lighter
  • Can opener
  • Cheese slicer
  • Corkscrew
  • Kitchen paper
  • Toilet paper
  • Thermos
  • Coffee, tea, milk and sugar
  • Coffee filters
  • Stock up on food
  • Spice kit
  • Garbage bags

Tips for departure

Last but not least! Some practical tips before you close the front door behind you.

  • Do you have travel insurance with winter sports coverage? An absolute must if you go skiing or snowboarding!
  • Have you already had your board or skis waxed and sharpened? A good condition of your equipment is important!
  • Have you informed your neighbors/family about your departure and shared your destination?
  • Put a timer on the lights.
  • Set your thermostat low
  • Have the plants been watered, has the mail been taken care of, perishables taken and garbage taken away?
  • Have arrangements been made for the pets or are they going on winter vacation with you?
  • Are all windows closed?
  • Are all electrical appliances on standby/off?
  • Are all valuables put away?

Checked off everything on the checklist? Then don't forget to prepare in time for your winter sports at SnowWorld. In our other blogs you can read how!

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Ultimate winter sports packing list

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