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What to pack

Here are the essentials

For skiing/boarding we recommend:

  • Ski or snowboard jacket
  • Waterproof ski or snowboard trousers (salopettes)
  • Thermal base layers for dispersing moisture
  • A mid layer e.g. a micro fleece
  • Waterproof gloves
  • Ski socks
  • Sunglasses
  • Goggles - sunglasses won't work when it's snowing
  • Neck warmer
  • Hat. We recommend the use of a helmet for all levels of skier and boarder.
  • Suntan cream
  • Lip balm
  • Wrist guards (particularly recommended for snowboarders)

A camera, insurance and pre-booked equipment (if you don't have your own) are also pretty essential. We'd also suggest slippers if you're staying in a chalet.

If you've got room in your bag then bring knee pads (again, more important for boarders), walkie-talkies, a small rucksack, a mobile phone so we can send you any updates to your holiday travel arrangements and an MP3 player.

If it gets really cold then pick up some glove liners and a balaclava.