The ultimate packing list for a Vail ski trip

From the heated cobblestone streets to the legendary slopes, you’ll need a wide variety of clothing to enjoy all that Vail has to offer. Ski gear, casual clothes, and more – here’s everything you need to check off on your packing list for your Vail ski trip.

Must-Haves on Your Vail Ski Trip Packing List

Ski Clothing:

With signature groomed runs to freestyle terrain parks, there’s a slope for everyone at Vail. Look your best and, more importantly, stay warm when you include these items on your Vail ski trip packing list.

𝤿 Baselayers

𝤿 Mid-layers

𝤿 Wool or thermal hoodie

𝤿 Ski jacket

𝤿 Ski pants

𝤿 Neck gaiter or scarf

𝤿 Wool socks

𝤿 Mittens

𝤿 Warm hat

𝤿 Toiletries

Post-Ski Clothing:

While you’ll certainly need clothing to complete the typical ski uniform, Vail’s European-inspired village has so much to offer off the slopes. Be sure to include casual clothing on your packing list for your Vail ski trip for shopping, dining, and more.

𝤿 Warm socks

𝤿 Jackets

𝤿 Hats

𝤿 Mittens

𝤿 Swimsuit (resort hot tub or heated pool)

𝤿 Waterproof boots

𝤿 Warm, casual clothing


As one of the largest ski resorts in the U.S., Vail offers thousands of acres of skiable terrain. So, be sure to include all your gear on your Vail ski trip packing list to ensure you get the most out of your time on the slopes.

𝤿 Skis or snowboard

𝤿 Poles

𝤿 Bindings

𝤿 Boots

𝤿 Helmets

𝤿 Goggles

𝤿 Handwarmers


A large amount of snow and tons of off-piste acreage await you on a ski trip to Vail. So, if you’re a more advanced rider and hope to explore the slopes outside the ropes, consider including these safety items on your packing list for your Vail ski trip.

𝤿 Sunscreen

𝤿 Map

𝤿 Lip balm


𝤿 Avalanche Beacon

𝤿 Probe

𝤿 Shovel

𝤿 First aid kit

𝤿 Water

𝤿 Snacks

𝤿 Headlamp

𝤿 Compass

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