What to Pack for a Ski Trip

what to pack on a ski trip

We love skiing and spending time in Taos Ski Valley!

This mountain is special to our family because it’s where we grew up skiing and where our kids have developed their love for snowsports. Many great memories are created here year-round!  

I’m rounding up my favorite classic ski day essentials!

These neutral layers are my go-to’s for staying warm and looking chic on the mountain. I’ve had them for several years now and they still look new and perform well. They’ve been a great investment! 

Lately I’ve been obsessing over chic one piece suits and luxe goggles. I’ve shared a few of my favorites in the boutique below…have you tried a one piece ski outfit yet? It’s definitely on my list! 

Skiing in Obermeyer at Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico

My Ski Trip Packing List

1 / Smith Ski Goggles– Our favorite comfortable and lightweight goggles, available in many color combos and styles.

2 /  Athleta or Lululemon Long Sleeve Base Layer Tops– Perfect for layering under my ski jacket to keep extra warm thanks to sweat wicking fabric! Bonus if it’s a turtleneck style, or if not I add a neck gaiter. Don’t forget a comfortable sports bra (my pick: lululemon Energy Bra, supportive for skiing and winter workouts)! I also wear these layers with tanks for my winter workouts. 

3 / Ski Mittens– I switched from ski gloves to mittens and I’ll never go back! They’re easier on/off and work well with Hot Hands warmers (linked below) …

4 / Smartwool Socks– Good socks are key to keeping your feet warm and comfortable in ski boots all day! As long as my feet and toes are cozy I’m ready to go…makes all the difference. 

5 / Hot Hands Hand Warmers– I keep these in my jacket pocket all the time just in case! They also work great in my ski mittens on colder days…

6 / Obermeyer Ski PantsVery comfortable and warm without added bulk. I layer them over my leggings for a flattering look. I have these in black and also white. (We are both wearing them in the photos below) I bought this pair before our last trip and love the higher waisted fit.

7 / Smith Ski Helmet– very lightweight and keeps your head and ears extra warm! 

8 / Lululemon Fast and Free or Base Pace Leggings– I wear these high waisted, sweat wicking leggings under my ski pants and for winter workouts. They do double duty! For extra warmth also try the brushed leggings that are lightly fleece lined. 

9 / It Cosmetics CC Cream– I love to wear this moisturizing CC cream for extra sun protection and even coverage. 

10 / Sorel Tofino Boots– My favorite to wear before and after skiing! They’re super warm and waterproof, also perfect for wearing around town with jeans or leggings and a sweater. I also like the Joan of Arctic style but they’re a little more heavyweight/bulky so I prefer the more streamlined Tofino overall.

11 / Obermeyer Tuscany Jacket– This style is a favorite and comes in several colors. We love Obermeyer for their flattering fit, affordable price point, and high quality. Marisa and I share three Obermeyer ski jackets that we mix and match! We also love the shiny Bombshell Jacket (both wearing this style below)


DFW Friends-

If you’re in need of ski gear/winter outerwear definitely check out The North Face and Columbia at Allen Premium Outlets! This season I found some fantastic deals there on ski gear for the whole family! Check out my try-on video here

Other stores we love to shop for ski gear are Saint Bernard (and the outlet store!) and Sun & Ski!

Are you hitting the slopes soon? What are your Ski Trip Essentials? Be sure to check out my Taos Travel Guide and other ski trip posts here

Thanks for stopping by! xx

Welcome! Loubies and Lulu is a Dallas-based fitness, fashion, and healthy lifestyle blog by Andrea Overturf.

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  1. Tanya wrote:

    Love all of the ski gear. Out of curiosity, what’s the fit of the smith goggles? Are they good on petite face frames? I’ve tried soooo many goggles but haven’t tried these yet so I’m curious!

    Posted 1.17.21 Reply
    • Andrea wrote:

      Hi Tanya! Yes, they are great. I would say I have a smaller face frame and they hug my face nicely, not too wide looking if you know what i mean!

      Posted 2.5.21 Reply