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Packing for a Skiing Holiday

January 9, 2014

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When the winter months come and the cold weather brings ice and snow, many Brits flee to countries where you can get ice-based entertainment that Britain just doesn’t offer. Skiing trips are great fun; you can learn a new skill, challenge yourself and discover a thrilling new sport. As well as the skiing itself, many resorts across Europe offer a luxury getaway to help forget your winter blues in a true winter wonderland. If you’ve not been before though, you may not know what to expect. There are some essentials that you’ll have to have to hand to see you through your sub-zero adventure!

Packing for a Skiing Holiday

A man riding skis down a snow covered mountain - Packing for a Skiing Holiday

Trapper Hat

There are few better ways to keep your head warm than a trapper hat. You’ll definitely want the added benefit of protection for your ears and this solution is easier than ear muffs as you’ll get an all-in-one bit of headgear that will keep you toasty from crown to neck. These hats are also very fashionable and you’re guaranteed to look cool rocking one on the slopes. Make sure your trapper allows for a pair of ski goggles so you don’t ruin the warmth effect by getting a face full of snow as you hit the trails!

Skiing Salopettes

Why do you need a pair of dungarees for skiing, you might ask? Hurtle down an icy track with your trousers round your ankles and you may find your answer. With all the hip movement required for accurate turning when you ski, those thermal trousers may well be hard to keep up without a great pair of salopettes. Avoid the embarrassment, stay warmer and, most importantly, ski-in far more comfortable with a pair of salopettes, which will go over your shoulders to ensure your super-warm trousers stay firmly in place.

A man riding a snowboard down a snow covered slope - Packing for a Skiing Holiday


The onesie is an unstoppable force of fashion now, but the English simply do not appreciate the necessity from which this garment was born. A stay up in the mountains on a winter getaway in Europe will open your eyes to just why the Continentals felt the need to create the cosy all-in-one that’s been adopted more for fashion than practical purposes in Britain. Men’s onesies from George offer a great selection of ways to keep warm while you are relaxing in your hotel. Forgetting this one could spell disaster for your holiday as it is definitely not advisable to be chilling out (quite literally!) in your average thin-cotton PJs on a skiing trip!


Above is a list of great garments to keep you warm, but high up in the mountains the sun will beat down on you fiercely throughout the day and, although you may not feel the ray’s warmth, sunscreen is a must. The UV reflects off the snow and not applying high-protection sun cream regularly could end in some extremely painful burns which will hamper your enjoyment of your winter getaway. Sunglasses and ski goggles are also a must.

So remember to keep warm, comfortable and protected when you go on a skiing trip to make sure you get the most fun out of a winter adventure that will bring you memories to cherish for a lifetime.

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