Ski holidays: What you need to pack - THIS item will surprise you


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Skiing: What to pack

gettySki experts reveal the surprising items you need to pack when skiing

Unlike a beach holiday when fewer layers of clothing are required, a skiing holiday involves a little more organisation when packing.

A breath of fresh mountain air can do wonders for your mental health and wellbeing but forgetting essential items of kit can cause unnecessary stress.

Whether you’re an avid skier or packing your thermals for the first time, there are a few things you need to remember.

Ski experts reveal the essential skiing items you need to pack, including one item that will surprise you. 

Washing detergent 

Washing is never a priority when on holiday but a skiing break is an incredibly active holiday and therefore requires countless pairs of pants and socks. We Love 2 Ski explained that this surprising item should secure a place on any packing list as, unless you want to fill your suitcase with socks, bringing some washing detergent is a good idea when you’re onto your last fresh smelling pair of socks. 

Sun cream 

Heading for the alps may sound far removed from the poolside holiday you took last year but a bottle of this is essential. Clare Flynn from PowderBeds highlighted: “You really don't want to be sporting goggle-shaped sunburn after your first day of skiing.”


Ski experts at Iglu Ski emphasised the importance of bringing sunglasses. The majority of skiers remember their goggles on the slopes but are blinded by the sun when they remove these for lunch or a hot chocolate pick-me-up.

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A skiing holiday involves a little more organisation when packing