It is nearly impossible to pack light for a ski festival but we are here to help you pack like a pro.

If you are a skiing newbie it’s best to rent gear from one of the many rental shops in the area or at the hotel. The most important kit to bring is a jacket, gloves, socks, snow boots and thermals. And whether you’re going to Tomorrowland Winter, Snowbombing or Rise Festival – don’t forget your festival gear for when you hit the dance-floors at some of the coolest festival dance-floors and Aprés!

Make sure to pack:

  • Down jackets
  • Gloves and beanies
  • Ski socks
  • Thermal leggings, underwear etc
  • Jersey’s and hoodies
  • Neck-warmer’s/scarves
  • Small backpack or crossbody bag (preferably waterproof).
Sealand Gear Upcycled Moonbag – R795

Casual clothes

Although you will spend most of the holiday in your ski gear, casual clothes will be required in the evenings or if you take a day off skiing. Many skiers head straight to après from the slopes in their ski gear, but others choose to change & drop off their equipment in a safe place before coming out to party. Good outdoor footwear is essential to prevent you from falling over and hurting yourself on snow and ice patches.

  • Thermals
  • Jeans & pants
  • Jerseys & hoodies
  • Scarves & Beanies
  • Coats
  • Pyjamas
  • Thick socks
  • Snow boots/outdoor footwear – we love the selection from North Face
  • Fancy dress (optional)
  • Night-out clothes
  • Novelty jumpers/onesie (optional)
  • Swimming costume
  • Country flag (optional)
The North Face Snow Boots, Superbalist, R2299


Definitely bring your own toiletries as these items can be expensive/hard to find in a ski resort. Sunscreen, lip balm and a basic first aid kit is essential. There will be a medical centre in the resort but be prepared for any small injuries or après-induced headaches.

  • Sunscreen – we love Heliocare to avoid white-cast
  • Moisturiser
  • A good Lip balm like Leti-Balm or Blistex
  • Toothpaste & toothbrush
  • Shampoo, conditioner & body soap
  • Ibuprofen/paracetamol
  • Plasters
  • Deodorant
  • Hairbrush/comb & dry shampoo
  • Wipes
  • Ear plugs


Just in case anything happens to your phone, print off hard copies of your holiday and insurance details for if you need them. It’s always important to carry around ID on the slopes and if you go out in the evenings, especially during a festival as you may be refused entry if you don’t have one.

  • Passport (lock in the safe)
  • Boarding passes (lock in the safe)
  • Travel insurance details
  • Accommodation details
  • Ski hire details
  • Tickets & ski passes


Pack these items in your hand luggage so that you don’t forget them. Even those these are essential to most people – they are also the most forgotten!

  • Phone charger
  • Travel plug adapter
  • Cash & cards
  • Sunglasses
  • Cards/games

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