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Ski Trip Packing Checklist

Use this cheat sheet to remind yourself of what you need to pack.

Accessories

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    Glasses and/or contanct lenses, if necessary (bring an extra pair, too)

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    Slippers

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    Sunglasses

Clothing

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    Gloves or mittens

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    Heavy sweaters

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    Long underwear

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    Neck warmer or scarf

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    Snow boots

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    Turtlenecks

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    Warm hat

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    Waterproof ski jacket

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    Waterproof ski pants (choose pants made of tightly woven nylon, polyester, or Thinsulate)

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    Waterproof socks (look for wool-blend socks that wick away moisture to keep feet warm and dry)

Equipment

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    Alarm clock

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    Batteries for small electronics and cameras

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    Camera (and film, if needed)

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    Electronics chargers for your cell phone, camera, video camera, and laptop

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    Hair dryer (unless the hotel or ski house will supply one)

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    Headphones for watching in-flight movies

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    iPod and iPod dock

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    Poles

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    Ski bag

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    Ski boots

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    Ski goggles

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    Ski lock

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    Skis

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    Video camera

Health and Beauty Items

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    Antibacterial wipes

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    Body lotion

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    Comb and brush

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    Contact lens solution, if needed

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    Deodorant

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    Face cleanser

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    First aid kit, including gas-relief tablets, antacid, antidiarrheal medicine, antihistamine for allergies, bandages, candied ginger for motion sickness, mild laxative, non-aspirin pain reliever, thermometer in a hard case

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    Floss

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    Lip balm (choose one with SPF 15)

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    Moisturizer

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    Personal-hygiene items

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    Prescriptions

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    Razors

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    Shampoo and conditioner

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    Shaving gel

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    Soap

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    Sunscreen (pack at least one all-purpose sunscreen with SPF 15)

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    Toothbrush

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    Toothpaste

Miscellaneous

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    Addresses of friends and family for postcards

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    Healthy snacks, such as chewy granola bars, dried fruit, mini bagels, nuts, and pretzels

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    Maps and directions (try randmcnally.com)

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    Money (cash, ATM cards, traveler’s checks)

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    Photograph of luggage contents in case of loss

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    Printouts of reservations

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    Travel journal

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    Travel pillow and blanket

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    Ziploc bags for stowing small liquid containers at airports