Even if you’re not the biggest fan of winter, a trip to the ski slopes is hard to refuse. The rush of slaloming down fresh powdered mountains, combined with après ski activities, makes a holiday to the slopes extremely tempting, snow bunny or not.
Whether you’re heading to Aspen, Whistler, Vermont or the Alps, there’s a quintessential checklist for hitting your favourite mountain this season. Staying warm and stylish on the slopes is a must for any fashionable traveller. Plus, you’ll need some pieces for the chalet and cozy village hangs.
Keeping warm is a no-brainer, both on and off the slopes. Although hot cocoa, bonfires and hot tubs will help you stay toasty, a packing list ripe with cozy items will ensure you battle the chilly temperatures in the most stylish of ways.
Check these 5 key things off your list if you’re heading to the ski slopes this season.
J. Crew Excursion Quilted Down Vest
On or off the slopes, a warm, insulated vest will ensure practicality and style your entire holiday. This excursion vest is a classic piece that is versatile enough to work with any wintry combo. Designed to stay dry in extreme conditions, you can rest assured that it will keep you cozy and dry in any climate. Wear it with snow pants and a thermal sweater down the mountain, or dark denim jeans and booties while exploring the charming resort town.
A helmet is a must on the slopes, but for lunches on the mountains or walking around the village, a faux fur pom pom beanie is a stand out accessory. Whether you’re wearing full-out ski attire or you’re hanging out on one of your non-ski days, this beanie looks great with any outfit. It’s soft, toasty and incredibly chic, making it a must for your packing list.
For après ski festivities, warm cashmere blend sweaters will keep you warm in the chicest way. With luxe sleeves featuring an ornate stitching detail, this ideal piece to pack for a ski trip. Pair it with a pair of blue jeans or black faux leather leggings for some edgy contrast.
Don’t forget to coat your lips with a protective balm to keep them hydrated and healthy even under the harshest of conditions. This beautiful balm also boasts an SPF, just in case you catch a few rays on your way down the slopes.
Warm, waterproof and trendy, the Ugg Bethany boot is the perfect pick for any post-ski adventure. You’ll need a pair of insulated boots for walking around off the ski hill and the peat moss colour is a classic winter hue. With a neutral colour and a waterproof and stain-proof finish, how can you deny your feet these toasty kicks?