Hitting the slopes this year? One of our favorite things to help clients with is packing her suitcase for a themed vacation like skiing or the beach. Plus- doing the research is fantastic! : ) One of our goals when packing is to be strategic and travel with one carry-on. It takes some time on the front end, but the simplicity of the travel days is well worth it. Here are a few key essentials that got double/triple/quadruple duty on my last trip to the mountains.
Skinny Ski Pants. Hello 80’s. Day: I wear these subbed in where I would regularly wear my regular skinny jean or yoga pants. They are significantly warmer and give you the same look as a skinny pant. Slopes: On a warm day simply wear alone, on a cold day layer with cold weather leggings or skinny sweats. Best perk: stirrups keep the pants from riding up and letting cool air in. I literally wore these 9/10 days on my last trip. Another model.
Sorel Booties. Day/Night: I wear with the skinny ski pants around town or to/from the hill. I also wore these out to a nice dinner with jeans as I didn’t want to pack a pair of heels for one occasion. Slopes: I wore these with heavy wool socks when we went snow tubing and they were warm and comfortable all day walking around in the snow. These are also fun to wear over the pants. Best perk: no slipping in this sole. PS- I prefer these to the large “packs” you see everywhere- the booties are easier to wear, get on and off, and control the temperature.
Minnetonka Slippers. Lightweight and thin, these are key on most vacations (especially cold weather destinations) for me. They are easy to wear around the house, the sole will let you run outside to the car if you need to and you can easily slip on to go downstairs for breakfast.
Liner gloves. I wear these alone and under ski mittens when skiing. Look for phone compatible finger tips when buying liner gloves and look for a “wrist leash” when buying heavy gloves or mittens. The leash goes around your wrist and tightens, allowing you to take off your mittens and not lose them. This allows for easy lift selfies and quick slope shots!