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The essential list of things to pack thread

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Well, I have tried in vain to find a thread that I am sure was on here for ages. Can someone cleverer than me point me in the direction if it still exists. I am taking a group in Feb and it includes several total beginners - want to give tham a "list of things to pack/buy"

Thanks in advance. Nice to be on here again, it means the season is upon us again (I tend to spend my time on other forums outside the season!)
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stevo_the_saddler, you mean this one? wink wink

http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=11830&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=laminated+list&start=0
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Thanks - not the one I was thinking of, but sure it will help. I suspect this is a long standing joke every year (as I have been party to in the past, but still helpful! Ta very much!
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That's the classic one! A sensible one is this started by Masque http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=22621&start=0
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This is all the stuff except essentials like casual clothing and toileteries.

Sallopettes
Jacket
2x Base Layers
2x thick jumpers
googles
sunglasses
gloves
inner gloves
walking boots
3x thick socks

Lip salve
Sun Cream

mp3 player
travel adaptor
camera
camera recharger
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After my experiences in Austria I now take some really good flu cures.
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Dwarf Vader wrote:
After my experiences in Austria I now take some really good flu cures.


Why bother? - surely Austria has plentiful supplies of J├Ągermeister? Toofy Grin
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Christopher, mp3 player is essential? A mobile phone would be far more useful.
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This is all the stuff except essentials like casual clothing and toileteries.

Sallopettes
Jacket
2x Base Layers
2x thick jumpers
googles


GOOGLES Laughing couldn't you pick these up from an internet cafe in the resort!!!
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Christopher wrote:
This is all the stuff except essentials like casual clothing and toileteries.

Sallopettes
Jacket
2x Base Layers
2x thick jumpers
googles
sunglasses
gloves
inner gloves
walking boots
3x thick socks

Lip salve
Sun Cream

mp3 player
travel adaptor
camera
camera recharger


I don't own a pair of inner gloves, and my ski socks are not thick at all Very Happy What about:

Skis? Boots? Poles? Hat? 1st aid stuff? Passport, Credit card, Cash (lots of)?
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stevo_the_saddler one word.... insurance!
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Helmet!
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You know it makes sense.
My list (with helmet added):-

Skis
poles,
ski boots
skins
(Helmet?)
Ski Jacket
Salopettes
scarf
1 wicking base layer per day (or wash some half way)
I thin sweater
1 thick sweater/fleece
1 pair ski socks per day (or wash some half way)
2 pairs gloves (2nd for when first get soggy or you drop one off skilift)
ski hat (& spare hat)
goggles
sunglasses
lip salve
suncream
backpack
avalanche transciever
shovel
probe
water bottle
hip flask
First aid kit
spare pole basket
swiss army knife or leatherman
P-Tex stick & scraper
file, travelling iron & ski-wax (if weight allows)
mobile phone
phone recharger
travel adaptor
camera
1:25,000 maps (or buy there) (+ local off piste book?)

walking boots or heavy shoes
normal clothes (underpants, evening and travel clothes)
toiletries
book
paper / pens
passport
tickets
insurance papers
credit card
money
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snowball wrote:

1 wicking base layer per day (or wash some half way)

Your not into the spirit of skiing here, smelly is hardcore Smile

mind you I will agree on this
snowball wrote:

1 pair ski socks per day (or wash some half way)

or at least 1 pair for every 2 days max.
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hang on ill ask my butler...
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Some of those blister type plasters - essential for beginners who will be hiring boots. Slap one on at the first hint of trouble.
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Swiss army knife, gaffer tape, string.
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Cunners wrote:
string.


In case your bag is treated with the usual respect by the airport staff?
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Cunners, who do you aim to strap to a ski lift pole? Twisted Evil
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Dwarf Vader wrote:
snowball wrote:

1 wicking base layer per day (or wash some half way)

Your not into the spirit of skiing here, smelly is hardcore Smile
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I'm afraid I sweat a lot and have some pity for the person I share a room with Embarassed
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snowball, The only solution would be to take the apres beer to the laundrette with you, then it is almost acceptable (but still wrong) to do washing on holiday.
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I have enough underlayers now for a week - but it is more a matter of washing things through in the sink and leaving them to dry on the shower rail.
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I just did a post on this for my blog. Hope it helps!

http://seasonjunkie.com/what-pack-for-a-ski-season/
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I just did a post on this for my blog. Hope it helps!

http://seasonjunkie.com/what-pack-for-a-ski-season/


YIKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Have I missed something these past FIVE YEARS!!!!!!!!????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Essential ........................ VODKA! snowHead
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I just get my OH to pack. All I need to worry about is something to read on plane until I get a piste map
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And love to help out and answer questions and of course, read each other's snow reports.
E-Reader, essential.

Toofy Grin
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Maybe worth a read

http://www.folgarida.co.uk/pages/folgarida_other_articles_equipment.html

Or as word doc
http://www.folgarida.co.uk/images/Holiday%20Check%20List.doc
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After my experiences in Austria I now take some really good flu cures.

A cure for flu - this world important anouncement deserves much more prominance than being leaked to a skiing forum. I think Nature would devote a whole edition to it.
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Wayne,

http://www.folgarida.co.uk/pages/folgarida_other_articles_equipment.html
An intersting list: it mentions taking ski poles with you but not skis; it has you taking trainers, sandals, and slippers but not a pair of shoes to actually walk around the resort in. It says taking night clothes is essential but toiletries and prescription medication is optional. It completely omits a debit or credit card. I think it is meant as a sutle joke and as such is quite funny.
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johnE wrote:
Wayne,

http://www.folgarida.co.uk/pages/folgarida_other_articles_equipment.html
An intersting list: it mentions taking ski poles with you but not skis; it has you taking trainers, sandals, and slippers but not a pair of shoes to actually walk around the resort in. It says taking night clothes is essential but toiletries and prescription medication is optional. It completely omits a debit or credit card. I think it is meant as a sutle joke and as such is quite funny.


Walking round the resort - trainers. Normally the best thing for the job.

Toiletries & Prescription medicines - it doesn't say ""optional", it says "you may want to take them". Which means that for some people, they are essentials. Most men won't really use any toiletries beyond those most hotels supply, and a lot of us aren't on any prescription medicines.

And I wouldn't expect it to mention a credit or debit card - surely nobody travels without their wallet/purse, and those will be in there.

I think it is a sensible list personally, apart from the fact that boots & poles (if you have them) should also have included skis - although since the list is aimed at beginners, they are unlikely to have any of the three.
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Bottle opener, shotgun, fishing rod, sunnies, cigarettes.

Got any scenario covered with those, including zombie invasions.
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johnE wrote:
http://www.folgarida.co.uk/pages/folgarida_other_articles_equipment.html
An intersting list: it mentions taking ski poles with you but not skis; it has you taking trainers, sandals, and slippers but not a pair of shoes to actually walk around the resort in. It says taking night clothes is essential but toiletries and prescription medication is optional. It completely omits a debit or credit card. I think it is meant as a sutle joke and as such is quite funny.


The reason we didn't put skis on the list is that if you have em, you'll take em - but you may foget your poles and boots. If you don't have em you won't need em.

I always walk around ski resorts in trainers.

Toiletries are optional - take em if you want or use what's in the room when you arrive (or go to the supermarket and buy some stuff).

The other stuff does not say optional, it says "Others item you may want to take"

The gist of it is that if you know what to take you don't need a list.
Which is why is says "If you are an experienced skier then you already know what to take. If this is your 1st ski trip then you may use this list to ensure you have all the paraphernalia needed for your ski trip. "

Anyway, its just a list. If you have all the sutff on it, you'll be fine. Madeye-Smiley
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In terms of hygene to space ratio I reckon one pair of ski socks for every two days, rotated and the same for the base layer next to your skin and tshirt over that. More if you are going skinning and getting really smelly though.

Please don't just pack one tshirt and fleece - a guy on one of our trips STANK and it was so bad on the plane I had to hide my face in my boyfriends chest and breath there in the guise of being all lovey-dovey when I was actually trying to prevent myself from retching all over the disgusting non washing creature Evil or Very Mad
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Contact Lens, Passport and Credit Card - these are essential.

Anything else I forget is purchased
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I use to pack all bar the kitchen sink. During a 3 week trip to Tignes this year I got all in my stash rucksack, bootbag and skibag. This included full off piste kit, ipad, skis, boots. helmet, etc

Nearly the first thing I do when I get to resort is get some liquid detergent and a bottle of shower gel. This allows me to keep kit and myself clean.

Used 3 pairs of ski socks, 4 long sleeve tops, 4 t-shirts, 4 undies, 4 normal sock pairs and a fleece only as well as ski gear - thats it for 3 weeks. Soon as get in each day wash yourself and kit -it takes a few minutes to wash what you have worn. Ski socks I will often tread in the bottom of my shower and proper wash after 2 or 3 days of use.

Don't like stiff working boots in resort. Rubbish on ice. I go for waterproof trainers - in my experience the greater flexibility provides better grip.

So travel as light as possible and wash things is my advice!!
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Contact Lens, Passport and Credit Card - these are essential.


And ski jacket.

I was boarding the coach for a school ski trip one year when my mum asked where my jacket was, oops! Luckily we only lived about 5 mins drive away so mum could go home and get it for me.
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These are a good idea http://www.bwtechnologies.com/buy_aquapure_traveller.html

People do get ill drinking tap water in ski resorts still.
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Does no one else take staff? Puzzled
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