Skiboard Travel Packing Tips

Skiboarding Vacation? Here are some skiboard travel packing tips:

1: Clothing

To choose the right clothes for your trip you only need to know one word–layers. No matter where you’re going –Colorado, Washington, Vermont, or Utah –you need to be prepared for anything. That means dressing in layers (not made of cotton as it does not wick moisture and will lead to being cold). Here are layers to consider:

  • Base Layer (Top and Bottom) – 1-2 tight fitting & moisture wicking i.e. wool, polyester, etc.
  • Socks – 2-4 thin, wool, or high tech tall socks
  • Mid-Layer (top) – 1 fleece or thin down vest/jacket
  • Outer Jacket (wind and waterproof)
  • Pants – insulated for deep winter and light skiing or non-insulated for early/late season or aggressive skiing
  • Gloves or Mittens
  • Glove/Mitten Liners (if your gloves aren’t all that warm)
  • Buff, Neck Gaiter, or Balaclava – to protect your neck and face from wind & snow

2: Gear

It is always best to bring your own equipment, especially boots. If that is too much, then plan on renting and call ahead to makes sure they have what you need. With skiboards, it is becoming rare to find demos. We offer at skiboards.com a rental by mail program and will ship direct to you resort. Here is the gear to make sure you have:

  • Skiboards
  • Boots
  • Poles or Not.
  • Goggles
  • Goggle Lenses or other goggle pair – important for changing light conditions
  • Helmet
  • Backpack (water bladder, room for snacks, extra goggles, attach poles if needed, etc.)

3: Casual Clothing

You’re not going to be in your snow gear all day and night. Bring another set of footwear and clothes for night life.

  • Snow Boots
  • Winter Coat
  • Winter Hat
  • Gloves and/or Mittens
  • Sweaters
  • Shirts
  • Pants
  • Wool Socks
  • Rain Coat (check the weather beforehand)
  • Underwear
  • Pajamas or lounge wear

4: More to Consider

Do you have children coming along? Do you require medication, medical equipment, etc? The rest to remember:

  • Ski Tickets
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimsuit (yes the hot tub)
  • Toiletries
  • Charging Cables
  • Headphones
  • Batteries
  • GoPro and/or Camera
  • Insurance Cards
  • Toys and books – are you bringing children?
  • Snacks