The ultimate ski wear packing list for your next ski holiday!

Packing list for a ski or snowboard trip

You’ve been looking forward to this all year. It’s nearly time to go on your winter break. There’s a Dutch word that doesn’t really exist in English – it’s ‘voorpret’. It literally means ‘before fun’. It’s the fun you have just thinking about the crazy stuff you’ll do, putting together your outfits and trying to fit it all into your bags. This is our packing list to help you with your ‘voorpret’. Remember to pack all the regular stuff as well, like your toothbrush and passport.

Layer for skiing and snowboarding in three key sections

To get the most out of your ski or snowboard holiday, you need to stay warm and dry out there on the slopes. To do that you’ll need to master the art of layering. We’ve broken the list down into the layers that you’ll be needing. Layering for skiing and snowboarding has three key sections, your base layer, your mid layer and your outer layer. Here goes.

Base layer

Thermal tops
Your thermal layer is the layer that is closest to your skin and it’s most important function is keeping your dry. So it is essential that this layer has serious ‘wicking’ power. This means that moisture is moved away from your skin and through the fabric so that it can evaporate. We have fleece and thermo stretch base layers. Thermo stretch is insulating, breathable and moisture wicking with 360degree stretch. This stretchiness gives you the flexibility you need when in action. Then there’s fleece. Fleece is a great base-layer as it stays warm if wet, is highly breathable and spreads the moisture out so that it can dry quickly. We have thermal tops for women and thermal tops for men.

New
Wanda Leopard print thermal top Brown
Price Ft19,401.37
Color: Tortilla
Size
New
Trish Floral thermal top Black
Price Ft19,401.37
Color: True Black
Size
Stacie Thermal top Pink
Price Ft16,167.27
Color: Fluor Pink
Size
Ken Thermal shirt Black
Price Ft16,167.27
Color: True Black
Size

Thermal trousers
Your thermal trousers are moisture managers and add warmth to your winter outfit. Thermal trousers need to be moisture-wicking, moving moisture from your skin, through the fabric and spreading it out so that it can all evaporate away. If you wear softshell trousers, you can add warmth easily by wearing thermals. We have thermal trousers for women and thermal trousers for men.

New
Heather Leopard print thermal trousers Brown
Price Ft16,167.27
Color: Tortilla
Size
New
Heather Floral thermal trousers Black
Price Ft16,167.27
Color: True Black
Size
Casey Thermal trousers Pink
Price Ft16,167.27
Color: Fluor Pink
Size
Blaine Thermal trousers Black
Price Ft14,550.22
Color: True Black
Size

Ski socks
Made from a mix of polyester, polyamide, acetate and elastane, our socks will keep your feet warm and dry while on the slopes. Here’s how – the polyester is a moisture manager wicking the wet away, the polyamide and acetate is super durable and is used to reinforce the high wear sections like your toe and heel and then the elastane keeps your socks in shape and on your foot! We have mens and womens ski socks.

New
Tatum Ski socks Red
Price Ft4,847.92
Color: Rocky
Size
New
Victoria 2 pack Ski socks Black
Price Ft9,699.07
Color: True Black
Size
New
Breeze Ski socks White
Price Ft5,171.33
Color: Kit
Size
New
Kevin 2 pack Ski socks Green
Price Ft9,699.07
Color: Green Spray
Size

Mid layer

Fleeces
The number one function of the mid layer is warmth, keeping the cold out and the warmth in. The warm air is trapped between the fibres in the fabric to keep you comfortable in the cold. Fleece is a great mid layer and we have mens, womens, boys, girls and toddlers fleeces.

New
Fuzzy 20 Leopard print fleece jumper Brown
Price Ft12,933.17
Color: Tortilla
Size
New
Artur Fleece jumper Brown
Price Ft25,869.57
Color: Beige
Size
New
Demi JR Fleece jumper Pink
Price Ft17,784.32
Color: Think Pink
Size
New
Adek 20 JR Fleece jumper Blue
Price Ft12,933.17
Color: Space Blue
Size

Stretchy mid layers
We also have mid layers made from thermo stretch and power stretch tech jersey. These fabrics, like fleece, are insulating and quick drying. This type of mid layer has the added advantage of being elastic, featuring 360degree stretch. This is great for the skiiers and snowboarders who like lots of action and want unrestricted movement. We have mens, womens, boys and girls stretch mid layers.

New
Donna Mid layer Black
Price Ft16,167.27
Color: True Black
Size
New
Blink Mid layer Black
Price Ft16,167.27
Color: True Black
Size
New
Star JR Mid layer White
Price Ft12,933.17
Color: Seashell
Size
New
Gavin JR Mid layer Blue
Price Ft11,316.12
Color: Space Blue
Size

Suspenders
Why suspenders? Your trousers will stay exactly where you want them, no moving around or falling down. You can even use them to adjust the height of your trousers. The suspenders have a cross back that will stop them from falling off your shoulders. They are fully adjustable with 4 metal clips that can easily be attached to your trousers. The straps are elastic, comfortable and 36mm wide. Available in a wide variety of prints, you can match your suspenders with your outfit. Just so you know, some of our trousers do come with detachable suspenders making it easy for you to change up your look. We have mens suspenders and womens suspenders.

New
Stacey Suspenders Brown
Price Ft8,082.02
Color: Tortilla
Size
New
Tilly Suspenders Black
Price Ft8,082.02
Color: True Black
Size
New
Crumble Suspenders White
Price Ft8,082.02
Color: Kit
Size
New
Cosmos Suspenders Green
Price Ft8,082.02
Color: Swamped
Size

Outer layer

Jacket
One of the most essential items in your winter wardrobe. Your jacket needs to water-resistant, windproof and warm. Look for water-resistance level, taped seams, zippered packets etc. For info see our ski and snowboard jacket buying guide. We have mens, womens, boys, girls and toddlers jackets.

New
Diva Velvet ski jacket Pink
Price Ft64,678.77
Color: Think Pink
Size
New
Timo Ski jacket Black
Price Ft64,678.77
Color: True Black
Size
New
Dory JR Ski jacket White
Price Ft35,571.87
Color: Canvas
Size
New
Flynn JR Ski jacket Yellow
Price Ft38,805.97
Color: Dark Yellow
Size

Trousers
Your trousers need to water-resistant, windproof and warm. Look for water-resistance level, taped seams, zippered packets etc. For info see our ski or snowboard trouser buying guide. We have mens, womens, boys, girls and toddlers salopettes and trousers.

New
Angle 20 Softshell ski trousers Black
Price Ft45,274.17
Color: True Black
Size
Owens Ski trousers with suspenders Green
Price Ft35,571.87
Color: Green Spray
Size
New
Sunny JR Ski trousers with suspenders Pink
Price Ft29,103.67
Color: Think Pink
Size
New
Adrian JR Ski trousers Green
Price Ft32,337.77
Color: Swamped
Size

Ski gloves or mittens
Cold hands can seriously effect your fun on the mountain. Choose between gloves or mittens. Here’s a tip, if you’re prone to cold hands, mittens are generally warmer. Our snow gloves and mittens feature Climashield™ insulation. This is a seamless ultra-thin inner glove which is both waterproof and highly breathable. There is high performance waterproof textured rubber at the palm and fingers providing extra grip.

The gloves are lined with Bemberg™ fabric providing the necessary warmth in those low temperatures, even when wet. Adjustable cuffs and elastic at the wrist keep the snow and cold out. A softer fabric at the thumb serves as a nose wipe. The Protest gloves and mittens are designed to help you get the most out of your winter adventure and feature some of the collection’s awesome prints. We have mens, womens, boys and girls gloves and mittens.

New
Berber Mittens White
Price Ft12,933.17
Color: Seashell
Size
New
Gilbert Gloves Green
Price Ft19,401.37
Color: Swamped
Size
New
Bunny JR Leopard print mittens Brown
Price Ft12,933.17
Color
Size
New
Groovy JR Mittens Green
Price Ft12,933.17
Color: Swamped
Size

Beanie
A large amount of your body heat is lost through your head so remember to keep it covered. A beanie helps to accessorize your look and keep you warm at the same time. We have a wide range of beanies with different fits from relaxed to regular. Some are double-layered for maximum warmth and some have a fleece inner band to keep your headwear in place while you are carving up the slopes. See our beanies for men, women, girls and boys.

New
Hiker 20 Beanie with pom pom Brown
Price Ft6,464.97
Color: Tortilla
Size
New
Pepper Leopard print beanie Black
Price Ft6,464.97
Color: True Black
Size
New
Burham 20 Beanie Blue
Price Ft5,818.15
Color: Space Blue
Size
New
Casper Beanie White
Price Ft6,464.97
Color: Kit
Size

Snow boots
When not out on your skis or snowboard, you’ll need something to keep your feet warm. We’ve got a great selection of snowboots which are lined for extra warmth. The soles are made from waterproof rubber which also has awesome grip for those slippery conditions. Check out our snowboots for men and women.

We asked our team riders which other things they always have on their packing list for a day on the mountain…

Andri Ragettli, freestyle skiier
‘Always sunscreen(Daylong +50), water, bandana and a day pass’

Camille Armand, snowboarder
‘Tea thermos, something to eat, a hood to protect me from the sun, and sunscreen, any brand will do’

Veroniqi Hanssen, snowboarder
‘Goggles, Ashbury lip balm and sunscreen, Salt&Stone ski socks, Skullcandy or Jabra headphones’

Isabelle Hanssen, freestyle skiier
‘My music is my must have item besides the obvious items on the mountain. Using spotify for music with Jaybird wireless headphones for comfort! Gotta have those tunes to energize me. And snacks!! Always need to have some snacks that I can eat on the go so I don’t have to take long breaks and I can keep going, a banana, energy bar and a Monster Energy Drink’

BOWIE blouse | EVE trousers | PAISLEY 20 beanie | FINGEST gloves

Conclusion

So there you have it. That was our packing list for your ski and snowboard holiday, with a couple of extras thrown in by our riders. In summary, remember to pack base layers, mid layers, outerwear, ski socks, beanies, gloves, suspenders and a selection of clothes for your après-ski and downtime of course! And have fun out there.

Protest – prepares you to get there