Finding the best travel clothes for women could be tricky… but good preparation means more comfort for the trip you are going to take.
If there is any winter sport one should experience in Europe, then it is skiing. That feeling of going down the slope, with plenty of show and sunshine. It has been a while… This is also why I am so excited: I am traveling to the mountains tomorrow. It would be hard to find any other place than the Kitzbühel Alps to experience winter sports.
The next four days will be all about adventure (I have been missing it already!). I will try two excellent ski locations – Austria’s largest ski region Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn and SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental featuring igloo village.
While preparing for the trip, I realized that packing for winter holidays is kind of tricky. Winter clothes is heavier and bulkier! Also, you need a couple of waterproof and reliable pieces.
You should also consider what luggage to bring. As you will need to pack some equipment, you can make your choice among these cool duffel bags.
So what to bring and what to keep at home? These are five essentials that you need:
No matter whether you do skiing or snowboarding, choosing the right ski jacket and pants is the key to a successful day on the slopes.
You should choose one based on weather conditions, your budget and personal preference for style. Go for items that are waterproof and breathable.
Snowboarders should take extra care so that the clothes feature extra layers to cover the but. This sport can be painful!
This should be the only part of your winter wardrobe that is really heavy. In order to save space in your suitcase, you can wear them on the way.
Same with the jacket and pants, your shoes should be waterproof. Dark colors are better than the bright ones since they won’t show stains from the mud.
TIP: Check out these booths, they look super comfortable.
Covering up is key to keeping warm in winter and that includes your head. Make sure you choose the hat that covers the ears.
Forget “hats don’t suit me”, there is plenty of various models. Just like with haircuts – there is no single solution that would fit all.
TIP: See this hat with Union Jack.
When going down the slopes, you want to keep your fingers warm, right? Then get a pair of a warm, tick, waterproof glow are really a must. They will only take a bit of space for your luggage.
Choose the breathable ones, that are wearable in various temperatures. One more useful feature: they should dry fast.
TIP: Check out gloves by Swany. They will keep your hands warm.
05| SKIING SOCKS
There is anything that I hate more than cold feet. Warm socks one of the first thinks to prepare inside my suitcase (even for summer holidays, creepy, huh?)
The skiing shoes are not always so comfortable, and not warm at all. Be prepared!
TIP: Get these super-warm socks. Up to your knees:)
OTHER USEFUL THINGS TO PACK
We have covered the basics, but there are still things that should not be missing on your list.
- Helmet – it is super important for being safe.
- Goggles– for protecting you eyes when it is windy and snowy
- Sunglasses and Sunscreen: get ready for the sunshine.
- Lip balsam – I never go anywhere without one.
- Photo camera – If you want to keep record of your skiing memories.
- Thermal underwear– Don’t you like to stay warm down there?
- Balaclava – use it to cover your face when it is too windy.
BUT…HOW DO I KEEP WARM?
Now you know what to pack and it is time for sharing the trick for keeping warm. I have sure you have heart of lyering. It means wearing multiple layers that can be added or removed depending on the conditions. The most effective way to protect yourself from the cold.
You can add these 3 layers:
- Light long- or short-sleeve shirt (or T-shirt)
- Long-sleeve top over that – Fleece (or sweater)
- Light wind- and waterproof outer jacket
……And now? Now you are ready to go
TELL ME: DID I MISS SOMETHING OUT?
What do you usually pack for your winter holiday? Am I missing thinking in my selection? I am looking forward for your comments.