So it’s getting closer and closer to your upcoming ski holiday in Meribel Les Allues and you suddenly realise, you have no idea what to pack... Getting organised for your ski holiday (especially your first) can seem an incredibly daunting task, so we’ve put together an easy checklist of all the essentials you’ll need for your trip.
Jun 12, 2020
You’ll be spending a huge amount of time in your ski gear, it’s a sport so you’ll need the correct sports clothing! Most people take 2 – 3 sets of thermals for the week and a few sets of ski socks so there’s no need to pack 7 pairs of everything. Whilst chilling out in the chalet in front of the fire or enjoying a delicious Ski Blanc evening meal you really only need casual clothes – it’s your home away from home for the week so make sure you are comfortable! It may go without saying but heels are a no-no, with ice and snow on the ground you really don’t want to be slipping over!
Ski/ Snowboard gear
- Waterproof ski jacket and salopettes (if you are new to skiing some of the prices can seem huge! For good basics check out Mountain Warehouse)
- Thermals – two or three pairs of tops and bottoms
- A mid layer such as a fleece or a hoodie. Make sure to pick one up with a zip so it’s easy to get on and off
- Ski socks – two or three pairs
- Helmet – these are more than essential, these are lifesaving! They can be rented in resort if you don’t want to buy your own and remember that under 14’s must wear one on the slopes
- Good quality ski gloves. If your hands tend to get cold it’s worth looking into mittens as they hold your fingers together and keep the heat
- Goggles – you cannot rent goggles and they can be a little pricey to buy in resort. Look into a good pair with interchangeable lenses for sun, cloud and snow if you want to get technical
- Comfy clothing – joggers and jeans are fine, enjoy our chalets in comfort
- Indoor shoes – we kindly ask our guests to bring indoor shoes or slippers to keep the snow outside so make sure to bring your favourite fuzzy pair
- Swimming costume – all of our chalets have hot tubs so make sure you’re prepared to jump on in!
- Warm jumpers – when it gets dark, especially in the colder months, the temperature can really drop so make sure you are bundled up
- Snow boots – make sure you have warm, waterproof shoes with good grip for getting around the resort. We recommend hiring lockers for skiing so you can head to the slopes, pop your boots in the lockers and have your skis on and ready to go in no time
All skis, snowboards and equipment can be hired in Les Allues from our local ski hire shop, Ski Higher including boots and helmets so be sure to get in touch for your exclusive -35% Ski Blanc discount. Check out our ski packs page for more information.
- Skis or snowboards
- Ski poles
- Ski or snowboard boots
Other useful things for the slopes
- Sun cream – the sun can bounce of the snow while you’re skiing and be incredibly strong so it’s imperative that you apply a good SPF every day
- Lip balm – with all the cold weather your lips can get really chapped
- Water bottle
- Warm hat
- A portable battery charger for your phone – sometimes the cold weather can cause your battery to drop until it warms up again. If you are skiing in a group and need to get in touch with each other it’s important to be able to use your phone!
Other important things
- Euros/ travel card
- EHIC Card
- Insurance details
- Adaptors – some people find it useful to bring a UK multi plug as well so you don’t need to bring handfuls of adaptors