You’ve found the perfect destination in the Three Valleys, you’ve got your luxury ski chalet all booked, now there’s just one thing left to do before jetting off to paradise. Unfortunately, for a lot of holiday goers it’s the worst step of them all, packing!
Very few people like to pack and even fewer know exactly what they need to bring when they’re getting ready to go skiing across the stunning surroundings of the French Alps. We’re here to make your lives that little bit easier with an essential guide to packing for your holiday in a luxury ski chalet.
Ski Holiday Items – Clothing
- Skiing jacket
- Skiing trousers (or salopettes)
- Fleece or neck-warmer
- Skiing gloves
- Skiing socks
- Base layers
These are the items you definitely can’t go without when you’re skiing down a scenic, snowy mountain. A good, thick skiing jacket and trousers will help to keep you warm even during the coldest times of the year, and a fleece that you can wear as a mid-layer also helps to keep the heat in. The most important thing is to invest in quality items that won’t let you down as soon as you get to your favourite piste. It’s worth spending more on quality clothes that’ll survive wear & tear, and you’ll be able to take them on a number of different skiing trips.
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Essential Gear for your Luxury Holiday
- Small rucksack
- Water bottle
- Sun cream
- Lip balm
- Plug adaptor
A durable rucksack that you can fit your belongings into, including snacks and water, is ideal for your trip. Don’t make the mistake of forgetting your sunglasses, either, even with all the snow you still get lots of sunlight in Meribel and Courchevel. A good quality skiing helmet will help to keep you safe and there are plenty of options, however we also have some suggestions if you’re after something a bit more hi-tech…
Hi-Tech Skiing Gadgets
- Beartek Snowsport Gloves
- POC Receptor Bug Helmet
- Anker PowerCore+ 20100
- GoPro Hero 5
- RESQSKI device
- Oakley Airwave 1.5 Snow Goggles
- Trace tracker
- Suunto Ambit Peak GPS Sport Watch
There are plenty of hi-tech skiing gadgets out there, you really are spoilt for choice if you’re looking to make the most of your mountain experience. This includes stunning skiing goggles that have a heads-up display and tell you everything you want to know about your latest run. There’s also the skiing helmet that has Beats by Dre built in, so you can listen to your music through the helmet with no worry about your earphones falling out. If you really want to stand out from the crowd when you’re on the slopes then add a few of these items into your suitcase.
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Ski & Snowboard Equipment Hire with Alpine Infusion
Of course the most important items will be your skis, snowboards and boots. If you don’t own these then we offer a ski and snowboard equipment hire service. All you need to do is fill out a form for either Meribel or Courchevel, depending on where you’re staying, and we’ll make sure that your items are waiting in your luxury ski chalet upon your arrival.
As long as you’ve got these items included in your packing list then you’ll be all set for a fantastic trip. If you’re still looking for luxury accommodation then make sure you take a look at the availability for our stunning ski chalets in Meribel and Courchevel.