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Skiing with Kids – Packing Checklist

It took me ages and I mean AGES to decide what to pack for the girls to take on our ski holiday. So here is our skiing with kids packing checklist!

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I put this together when it was my first time skiing and when I was a little apprehensive about whether they will be too cold, too warm, get too wet etc etc.

Hubby thought it was hilarious as he is seasoned skier and keeps trying to tell me it isn’t a whole new world; it is just having fun in the snow.

Anyhow, as I worried and stressed about what to pack, I thought I’d share with you what I have decided to pack for each of the girls.

The list is a pdf and downloadable so if you want to print it off for your own ski trip please do!  I

‘ve packed some items specifically in duplicate such as two pair of gloves per child and two hats each (they obviously lose them as I can imagine you will all be aware of if you have done a winter with kids).

I have also packed little hotties. These duplicate items were essential!!

If kids have cold hands from wet gloves they won’t be happy.  If they lose their hat they won’t be happy. If they can’t get warm at all they won’t be happy etc etc.  However if you can replace the missing item, and keep their hands warm, then they will be happy and you can all have the time of your lives!

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Skiing Checklist


If you don’t want to print off the PDF then a simple list of the things I’d recommend you pack for your kids as a packing checklist for skiing is:

Hat x 2

Gloves x 2

Ski Jacket & Salopettes


Ski socks (lots)


Polar Necks


Lip Salve


Little Hotties/Hand Warmers


and what you’d need to pack for hanging around in the ski resort or relaxing is:

Comfy dress/trousers/jogging suit

Pumps and crocs





Tights, socks, knickers


Snow Boots

Swimming costume

Towelling robe





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  • Reply
    Caro | The Twinkles Momma
    7th March 2015 at 10:24 am

    Well done! You managed to get it sorted! Looks fab — and I’ll definitely be making a note of this of ever we manage to go skiing! 😉 X

    Caro | http://www.thetwinklediaries.co.uk

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    Katy {What Katy Said}
    7th March 2015 at 10:29 am

    Oh this is so helpful! I love a good list!!

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    everything Mummy
    7th March 2015 at 11:43 am

    Great list very handy for anyone planning to go skiing and good tip on the gloves and hats I hate being cold!

  • Reply
    7th March 2015 at 2:19 pm

    looks a very comprehensive list, well done and enjoy your trip. X

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    Sarah Christie
    7th March 2015 at 8:26 pm

    Wow Karen what a list, I want to going ski ing myself after watching you prepare, you are all going to have a great time. Enjoy every minute my lovely friend xx

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    Hayley (@hayleyfromhome)
    7th March 2015 at 9:55 pm

    I’d be like you, the world of skiing is so different to what I’m used to I’d want to be prepared for everything! Good plan for the spare hat and gloves, great list! Can’t wait to see the photos of you five on the slopes 🙂 xx

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    Maria Noell
    9th March 2015 at 1:54 pm

    Oh My Goodness… you couldn’t make planning our trip any easier… Thanks lovely xxx

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    nina baumler
    3rd January 2016 at 4:35 am

    We are going on our first ski trip with the kids and this has come in right handy! Thanks lovey.

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      Mini Travellers
      3rd January 2016 at 10:44 am

      Oh how exciting when are you going?

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    Theresa Peterson
    19th January 2016 at 1:03 pm

    I never went skiing before with my son, so we are having our first one the coming weekend. Your packing list will help me a lot about what to pack and prepare for the skiing. Thank you!!

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