First off, I can’t express to you enough the importance of chapstick. More importantly, chapstick that isn’t petroleum-based. Let’s just say I was layering on the Aquaphor all weekend and came back with the worst chapped lips I’ve ever experienced. Petroleum based products + sun = basically cooking your skin. And you know how snow reflects the sunlight like crazy so you get the pic. So now I’m lathering on shea butter chapstick and crossing my fingers.
ANYWAYS, I made a little packing list for all the newbie skiers and anyone who is a little nervous about the basics of what you’ll need when you’re on the mountain. All of these are exactly what I had by the way except the ski jacket (I used my dad’s) and obviously the chapstick…:
My outfit (in layered order):
Bottom: Leggings (2) + Thick Socks (3) + High-waisted Ski Pants (1)
Top: Thermal long sleeve (4) + Loose Long sleeve (9) + Ski Jacket (6) + Reversible Headband/Ear Warmer (8)
Others: Sunscreen (7) + Chapstick (11) +Adjustable gloves with liner (10) + Tiny flexible wallet for accessible cards/ID/cash (5)
One more tip: if you have room in your pockets, try to bring a pair of sunglasses so when you take off your goggles on the mountain for when you get food/drinks and what-not, your eyes won’t be hurting.