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Top 10 things to take on a ski trip

post #1 of 18
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I'm preparing myself to pack for this season's ski trip and was thinking, what's everyone's top 10 items they wouldn't leave behind when going on a Ski trip, inc. basics like skis and poles etc.?
post #2 of 18
Goggles, gloves, parka, pants, underlayers, hat, gaiter, boots, skis, poles.

I will need another 10 items: sunscreen, helmet, sunglasses, tuning stone, Not-wax, snow boots, chamois, ballcap, camelback (water carrier), and scraper.
post #3 of 18

top 10

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post #4 of 18
If you have a good boot bag like a Transpack, think of all of the little goodies that you use during the day and then just pack ahead.

Advil ... lip & sunscreen ... face mask ... spare gloves ... you can get most of this stuff in those mini packs like defogger and even Swix wax wipes, toss in a few candy bars and you are self contained for the day. I even carry a small can of that lock de-icer in there along with a good small (mini version) of that tool man thing.
post #5 of 18
Ski boots, skis, goggles, poles, ski jacket, thermal underware, touque/helmet, Mittens, Credit card, boots.
post #6 of 18

10 Must Have Items

More Seriously:

10 items have to take of a trip: 2 pairs of skis, boots, parka, helmet, goggles, my good spyder ski pants, socks that fit my boot fit 3 pair, poles, ski lock, gloves.

Also my pack which will contain: Helmet, Ipod, underhelmet head geat, goggles, gloves (2 pair), ski lock, cell phone, washcloth, rub on ski wax, gummy stone, Marmot windbreaker (rolls up to size of a tennis ball), warm vest (to wear under coat if necessary), toe warmers 4 packs, sunglasses in a hard case, cough drops, idividually wrapped life savers, menthol cough drops, Aleve, Pepcid, neck gaitor, reading glasses in hard case, lunch if applicable to trip, stubby phillips and reg screwdrive, Nordica boot tool, pocket knife, 2 laminated cards (1-my tips for good ski technique and 1 for powder tips-sometime review on chair lift-especially in beginning of season), nail clipper, extra socks, extra hankerchief.

Obvious I have a large pack pack, An Atomic large bag with should straps. I take this with me to the lodge and either basket check, get a locker or here at home leave in ski shool area.

Most important: Other than the obvious skis, boots, poles etc. I think the most important thing to remember is my Marmot ultra thin windbreaker, it is a life save sometimes, wear it under a Parka and it traps your body warmth inside to keep you warm. I don't wear when out actively skiing and hiking etc. but it sure has come in handy a few times running races, teaching etc. Have a nice trip.
post #7 of 18
1. Butt Flap
2. Cat Tracks
3. Ski Tote
4. Powder Chords
5. Moose Antler Helmet Cover
6. Huge Pack Filled With A Three Day Supply Of Food And Clothing (Just In Case I Can't Make It To The Mid Mountain Lodge).
7. IPod
8. GPS (To Keep Track Of How Much Vert/ How Fast I Go).
9. Gold Card (For $45 Lunch).
10. Sense Of Humor
post #8 of 18
1) GS/SG Skis
2) SL Skis
3) GS Poles
4) SL Poles
5) 2x Ski Bags
6) Boot Bag
7) Boots
8) Helmet
9) Clothing (Jacket, Snowpants, Thermals, Gloves, Pairs of Socks, Hoodie, and T-shirts)
10) a couple hundred $$$

MP3/Lossy Player is nice, but isnt needed for a good time
post #9 of 18
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post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by covski View Post
I'm preparing myself to pack for this season's ski trip and was thinking, what's everyone's top 10 items they wouldn't leave behind when going on a Ski trip, inc. basics like skis and poles etc.?
Once when I was a nine year old I went to the mountain and discovered that I'd left my goggles at home, mom told me from then on that I should visualize myself dressed and ready to go, and then run down the list. I rarely forget anything, but I did forget my gloves once. : Fortunately, a friend had an extra pair to loan me.

Now I keep most of the things I need in my ski bag, including four pairs of goggles and four pairs of gloves.
post #11 of 18
Mostly covered but couple more...Some not necessarily in ski pack.

Extra hat, gloves, goggles - (someone will forget theirs or yours will get wet.)

Cold med tablets - non drowsy.

Duct tape.

Condoms - Hey you gotta dress for every game whether you are on the first string or not.

2 x 2L bottles of coke. 1 red, 1 diet.
Handle of Bacardi
Bag of chips.
Box of strawberry UN frosted pop tarts or Kashi Fruit nut bars.
Cards or board game.
Anchorman DVD.
Something to plug Ipod into.

Driving?
Extra Washer fluid. Fix a flat.
post #12 of 18
Skis
Boots
Poles
Only whimps need clothes
post #13 of 18
Duct tape. A replacement for anything you forget--boots, poles, etc.--can be fashioned from ducky-T.
post #14 of 18
Credit card, hot chick...that'll work.
post #15 of 18
Sunscreen and chapstick. I was in Europe last year and forgot sunscreen. It cost me about $16.00 USD for 2 OZ bottle.
post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by jimintokyo View Post
Credit card, hot chick...that'll work.
Indeed.
post #17 of 18
Boots..CARRY ON!!! Do not check your boots. The airlines can loose anything else, they cannot loose my boots.
post #18 of 18
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Boots..CARRY ON!!! Do not check your boots. The airlines can loose anything else, they cannot loose my boots.
Agree with this one completely!!!
I have been known to pack one extra change of clothes with my boots for carry on, just in case:

I will check my boots on the way home, but never ever on my way to my ski destination!!
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