Your Ski Holiday Packing List

So you’ve booked your ski holiday to Morzine, now it’s time to think about what to pack…

Don’t worry, let us help!

We’ve been organising ski holidays in Morzine for 23 years and have been regular visitors to the Alps for far longer than that.

One of the questions we get the most is “what do I need to pack?”

So here’s our ultimate list of what you need for your ski holiday with Simply Morzine:

A few general things to consider:

If you’re flying, check your airline’s weight limit. Wear your ski jacket as you travel and fit what you can in your hand luggage too.

Is your phone set up to work in Europe? Check your roaming is on and you won’t be charged extra for making calls abroad.

Will your bank charge you for using euros? Some do charge and this can cost you extra on every purchase while you’re away. Why not try a currency card and save some money?

What time of year are you travelling? January will be cold so make sure you’ve got more layers. Easter is warmer so pack your sun-cream.

Next, the essentials:

What to pack for skiing holidays

  • Ski jacket
  • Salopettes
  • Fleece
  • Thermal/base layers
  • Scarf/snood/buff
  • Gloves/mittens (with inner gloves for added comfort and to fit those all-important hand-warmers in)
  • Underwear
  • Ski socks
  • Helmet (also useful for protecting valuables while you fly)
  • Goggles
  • Sun-cream and lip balm
  • Small backpack (useful for hand luggage and then your mountain essentials and extra layers)
  • Flask for a hot drink on the mountain?

If you’ve got your own equipment

  • Skis/snowboard
  • Boots
  • Poles
  • Avalanche kit

For après and evenings out in Morzine

  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Hoodies/jackets/jumpers
  • Jeans/trousers
  • Shoes with a good grip
  • T-shirts
  • Clothes for your meal out on staff night off
  • Hipflask?

For around the chalet

  • Pyjamas
  • Slippers
  • Comfy clothing for relaxing after dinner
  • Swimming stuff (don’t miss out on the hot tub, pool or sauna)
  • Cards/games?
  • Books?
  • Toiletries (blister plasters are essential if you’re renting boots)
  • Favourite foods/snacks for the kids

Because technology is everywhere

  • Adaptors
  • Camera &/or GoPro
  • Phone
  • Headphones
  • Laptop/Kindle/iPad (great for the plane, airport transfer and to entertain the kids after a long day on the slopes)
  • Chargers
  • DVDs (check if your chalet has a TV and DVD player)

The other stuff

  • Cash
  • Currency card (some normal cards charge you extra every time you use them abroad)
  • Insurance paperwork
  • Passport
  • Boarding passes
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