On Thursday I’m going on a snowboarding trip to Catalonia.
As I began packing I had flashbacks to my last skiing trip in Canada when I packed virtually every item of clothing I owned. Better to be safe than sorry, right? Well no, not always. My suitcase was so heavy I could barely even wheel it along and half way through my trip the worst thing possible happened; a wheel broke off my case. I vowed never to pack so much again so I’m carefully considering every item that makes it into my case this time!
Here is my dream packing list for a ski trip. Some items I already have and some of them are on my wishlist (such as those £170 Taylor Gold Headphones below!)
1. Heatgen™ Thermal Zipped Sports Top from M&S
2. Light Control Thermal Sports Leggings from M&S
3. Fleece lined waterproof gloves
4. Long socks that won’t roll down
5. North Face ski jacket
8. Taylor Gold Headphones
9. Hip flask
11. Bright wool from Wool and the Gang to knit own hat!
12. Snowboard boots
Snowboarding is the perfect opportunity to dress in the brightest, boldest colours possible. I only get this chance once a year so I embrace every second of it. I don’t care if you want to call the Fashion Police, the brighter the better in my book.
If you want to pack light then I’d recommend cutting back on the thermals because you really don’t need that many. Invest in some good quality under-layers that won’t rub against your boots or rise up your back. I’m testing out some M&S thermals while I’m away which I’ll be reporting back on when I get home.
I’ve recently become a bit obsessed with knitting and I’ve knitted this cute blue hat above. Hopefully I’ve done a good enough job so that it stays together on the slopes!
1. Cosy jumpers all from TopShop
2. Ugg snowboots
3. Leigh Jeans from TopShop (every woman should have a pair of these!)
4. Chelsea boots from TopShop
5. Cute hats from Wool and the Gang (just embrace the hat hair)
7. Statement necklace from Zara
8. Sexiest winter coat in the world found on Pinterest but unable to find anywhere else!
My top tip for packing light is to pack one or two pairs of nice jeans or trousers that go with everything so you have plenty of space for loads of different tops and accessories. No one ever remembers your trousers and most photos are taken from the waist up so it doesn’t even matter if you wear the same jeans all week. (I know this is kind of gross but I do it all the time. Don’t judge)
To save even more space you can opt for a ski jacket that doubles up as an evening coat but I think this coat is gorgeous I had to add it to the list. Rather than trying to avoid hat hair, I usually just pack lots of different hats and make them part of my outfit. This year I’ve knitted a few of my own.
I’ve added some chunky, low-heeled boots that can be worn in the snow but are also perfect for bars and clubs.
1. Moroccan Rose bath oil
2. Ultrasun lipbalm SPF15
3. Pure moisture balm
4. Queen Bee Day Cream SPF 15
5. Huile Prodigieuse® Dry Oil
6. Bliss lemon and sage body butter
There is nothing better than having a long, hot bath and a pamper session after a long and tiring day skiing or snowboarding. This REN Moroccan bath oil is lush and you can’t beat Bliss body butter. Don’t forget to protect your skin from the rays with a moisturiser and lip balm with at least SPF 15.
Do you have any more packing tips for skiing and snowboarding trips?
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I'm just about to write my own version of this post. How I miss the days when this was my packing list. Now that I have kids it's more likely include eczema cream, spare gloves, and a great big bloke to carry all the skis I don't want to have to lug on their behalf :)
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Monday 17th of March 2014
[…] Disclaimer: I was a guest of Catalonian tourism and visited Boi Taüll and Port Ainé while I was there. All opinions and antisocial skiing behavior is, of course, my own. I’ll be sharing more posts over the next few days about my skiing trip to Catalonia. Until then, check out what I packed for my ski trip, ‘Staying Stylish on the Slopes: Packing for a ski trip‘. […]
Sunday 16th of March 2014
Just because it's winter doesn't mean you can't be stylish, right?
Wednesday 5th of March 2014
OMG obsessed with the turquoise ski pants and the after ski hats!! LOVE LOVE LOVE