Ultimate school ski trip packing list

31 Jan, 2024 by Tim Jenkins

Packing is always a challenge, wherever you’re heading, but escaping for a week on the slopes requires some essential extra items to make sure everyone stays warm and dry, and has an unforgettable week in the mountains. 

Luckily, we’ve got you covered! We’ve put together this school ski trip packing list to ensure you don’t forget any of the necessities and you can master the art of packing for your school ski trip. We've also included a handy PDF checklist, perfect for giving out to staff and students before you go.

Essential ski gear 

Thankfully, with a SkiBound school trip, you won’t need to worry about skis, boots, poles or helmets as the cost to hire these is already included in your price! However, you will need to pack suitable ski clothing. Go for several base layers as well as your ski jacket as temperatures and weather conditions in the mountains can fluctuate throughout the week. 

  • Ski jacket (waterproof of course)
  • Ski trousers (salopettes)
  • Sweatshirt/hoodie
  • Thermal base layers
  • Ski gloves
  • Hat  
  • Ski socks
  • Neck warmer
  • Goggles
  • Sunglasses 


You’ll need to pack clothes for travelling to your resort, casual evenings, apres-ski activities and any other time when you’re not shredding the slopes. 

  • Casual clothes
  • Snow boots
  • Indoor shoes
  • Swimsuit (for indoor swimming pools and hot tubs)
  • Hats and gloves
  • Pyjamas/nightwear
  • Socks and underwear
  • Comfy travel clothes


Getting excited about packing for your fun-filled week ahead can mean the basic, sometimes most important, essentials slip your mind. 

  • Passport
  • EHIC
  • Spending money
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Shampoo and body wash
  • Sun cream
  • Personal toiletries
  • Towel
  • Plug adapters


You may not require any of the following, but we’ve listed them so that in case you do, you won’t forget. 

  • Mobile phone + charger
  • Headphones
  • Travel sickness tablets
  • Camera
  • Ear muffs
  • Book
  • Hand warmers

Packing tips for Party Leaders

Leading a school ski trip can sometimes feel overwhelming, but luckily, SkiBound is here to help you every step of the way - including with your packing! Here are a few extras you’ll want to pack to make sure your students have an incredible ski trip. 

  • Pack a day rucksack. Packing a rucksack you can take with you on the slopes is ideal for storing a few essential items that can keep all your students happy and ensure they are enjoying the snow.
  • Small bottles of water. It’s always a good idea to have some water on the mountain, whether it’s for you, other Party Leaders or any of your students.
  • Sun cream. Although we’ve included this in the main packing guide, this is one necessity that is more than often forgotten. Make sure you pack extra since you and your students will be more exposed to the sun’s rays at high altitudes, and although you may be looking to return home with a tan, you won’t want any dodgy goggle tan lines!
  • Tissues. Runny noses in the mountains are inevitable, so make sure you pack a few tissues to keep everyone clean and happy.

You're ready to hit the slopes!

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