Packing for your First Ski Trip

I am a notorious over packer. I would pack every pair of shoes I own, regardless of season if there wasn’t a weight limit when checking your bags. Also, I have this tendency to want to bring along items I never wear. I have this idea that vacation equals special occasion, which also equals wearing cute clothes that I hate wearing because of how uncomfortable they are. Not to mention, IF I choose to actually wear these uncomfortable items, and that is a big IF, nine times out of ten I become extremely self-conscious when I am about 10 feet out the door. I begin to think, “They know! They know I am a tourist. It is written all over these fake suede booties.” Then I turn right around and change into my chucks. It happens all the time and never fails.

This time around, I told myself I would only pack what I need and that is that. So this is what I packed.

  • 2 pairs of black fleece lined leggings
  • 1 pair of everyday Black Leggings
  • 1 pair of skinny blue jeans
  • 2PJ tops
  • 2 PJ Bottoms
  • 2 thermal black longs sleeves for skiing
  • 5 causal tops
  • 1 grandma sweater
  • 1 flannel
  • 3 pairs of ski socks
  • 3 pairs of normal socks
  • 1 pair of tights
  • Bathing suit and swim shorts
  • 2 tank tops
  • 1 causal black dress
  • 1causal jean shirt-dress

What you don’t see:

  • 6 pairs of undies
  • Black booties
  • Black rain boots
  • Brown lace up boots
  • Ski pants
  • Ski jacket
  • Normal winter jacket
  • Ski goggles
  • All the clothes I wore on the plane
  • Toiletry bag
  • Makeup bag

Now….once you put those two lists together. That is a lot of s****. You will see that there is a bunch of items crossed out. All of them are things I either didn’t wear or could have down sized how many items. Lesson learned!

At the end of the day, I think we have to remind ourselves its quality not quaintly. A few really good, quality items would have got me through this trip with no problem. If I would have thought it through, there would have been more room to buy myself pretty things. Which of course, I wouldn’t need, but it would still have given me the option. But, what can I say I am just a Newbee.



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