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10 Things To Pack For A Snow Trip With Kids

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Packing clothes for a snow trip with kids, especially if it’s your first trip, can be overwhelming. You want to make sure your kids don’t freeze but you may not be sure how to do it. When Aiden requested that we take a snow trip, I immediately got to reading and researching what to bring on a snow trip, when kids are involved. This is what I packed for our Ski trip to Winter Park, Colorado.

Tips To Note:

  • Prior to wearing a snow suit on your child, it is ideal that they wear two upper layers of clothing such as, a long sleeve underwear, a turtle neck or a fleece top; and one bottom layer such as long underwear bottoms.
  • There are 3 recommended layers when heading out for snow play; a base layer, a middle layer and final outer layer. The base layer is to wick moisture away, the middle layer to insulate warmth and the final layer is to offer warmth as well as moisture and wind protection. If you feel that your kid is too warm, you can always take off one layer.
  • The best materials to look for are wool and synthetics, over garments made with cotton, especially when purchasing base layers and socks.
  • Double check that their outerwear is waterproof and not water-resistant, and bright-colored so it’s easy to spot them in snowy conditions.
  • Don’t forget to pack an extra set of waterproof gloves or mittens, hats and neck warmer just in case one gets lost.
  • Lip balm, sun screen and sunglasses or ski goggles will also come in very handy.
  • Follow our above tips and accordingly decide what to bring on a snow trip. Have FUN!!

Below Is What I Purchased For Aiden. Clicking each image or link will take you the item, I purchased. (I’ve also included links for the girl’s version of what I got for him)

1. First Layer

Long Sleeve Underwear Set [Boys / Girls]

2. Second Layer

If you don’t want to get fleece pajamas, you can always just get a turtle neck or fleece sweater and pair it with a lightweight, comfortable and easy to move around in fleece bottoms.


3. Third & Final Layer

Snow Suit: [Boys Snow Suit / Boys Snow Mobile] [Girls Snow Suit / Girls Snow Mobile]

I purchased 2 snow suits (snow suit with snow bib and a snowmobile} for Aiden because I wasn’t sure which one would work best. If you have kids who are potty training, make sure to pick a snow suit wisely,

4. Wool Socks [Boys / Girls]

Wool socks are a must. You don’t want your kids toes to freeze!

5. Snowboots

Make sure that you try on their boots with their socks so that you know the right size to get. Make sure their snow boots are not too big or too small.

6. Gloves or Mittens

You will need gloves/mittens that are easy to put on and stay on. We opted out of using gloves just because it was a hassle trying to get each finger in the right place.

7. Hat & Scarf

In order to eliminate too many pieces, it’s easier to have the hat and scarf together such as the one piece or a tube type scarf that will stay one and doesn’t need to be fixed during play. If your kids will be participating in snow sports, then they will need to wear a helmet and I highly suggest a balaclava under the helmet to keep them warm.

8. Ski Goggles

Even though it’s cold out, it could be sunny too. And this really helps so that snow doesn’t get into the eyes during snow play activities like snow tubing and even skiing.

9. Lip Balm

The cold weather is well-known to cause dry chapped lips, so make sure you keep this on you at all times. Keep one in your kids pocket too.

10. Hand & Foot Warmers

This isn’t a must have, but why not? Especially if you aren’t used to cold weather. It takes a few minutes to activate so keep that in mind.

Optional Item: Swim Suit / Swim Trunks – Most resorts have a heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool as well as a hot tub. After a long day in the snow, there’s nothing better than a heated pool. So make sure to double-check the amenities your resort offers and pack accordingly!!!

Tell me, what do you pack when you take your kids on a snow trip?

Booking Your Trip – Tips & Tricks

How To Book Cheap Flights When You Travel

If you are looking to book the cheapest flights you can possibly find on the internet, then make sure to use Skyscanner when searching for flights. Don’t forget to download the Free Skyscanner App also which is very handy. This is how I was able to get $12.40 airfare from Los Angeles to London, as well as $9.40 airfare from London to Italy.

How To Book Affordable Accommodation When You Travel

When booking accommodation, TripAdvisor is the way to go because you can read reviews and see photos from other travelers to get a feel of where you will be staying. Other great sites to book hotels are HotelsCombined, Booking.com and Hotels.com. Don’t forget to check HomeAway and VRBO for house and villa rentals too. Perfect for when you travel with a large family, and also to save money when hotels are expensive. Another favorite of mine is BookVIP – they offer huge resort savings.

How To Book Activities When You Travel

My favorite website to search for activities, tours and especially skip the line tickets is Viator and Get Your Guide. This makes trip planning so much easier because you don’t have to search several sites as both websites have several options to choose from. Same also goes with TripAdvisor Attractions – you can search and book activities as well as read reviews.

How To Book Rental Cars When You Travel

Instead of checking every single website, I use RentalCars.com, Car Rental 8 and Skyscanner Car Rentals to find car rentals all over the world with just one click. If you plan to park at the airport, visit Airport Parking and make a reservation.

Why Travel Insurance Is a Must When You Travel

People book trips and forget the most important part, purchasing travel insurance. Because we travel often, I purchase our travel insurance through Allianz for a year at a time which means that we are covered for all trips within that year. Travel insurance will protect you and your family against theft, injury illness, flight cancellations and so much more. It is a MUST!

Looking to save even more money when you travel?

Visit my Travel Resources page to see all the reliable and trustworthy brands that I use to book my travel with. I only recommend brands that I’ve used and can vouch for, so you’re in good hands! ? Also check out these posts below:

Top Travel With Kids Tips

Traveling with kids and have a few questions you need answers too, these posts below will help your trip run smooth.

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Queens of Virtue January 27, 2018 - 4:16 am

Great recommendations! I would love to take my seven-year-old skiing!

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Kita January 27, 2018 - 6:03 pm

I am not a cold weather fan but my kids keep asking to go skiing. I may just break down and do it. Will definitely need your tips.

Daria January 29, 2018 - 2:25 pm

The cold weather is not for me. We just had a snow day here in Louisiana and although it isn’t my favorite I was glad to experience it and have some days off from work. I’m not sure if I will decide to go on a ski vacation or stick to my sunny hot vacay spots but these are definitely great tips to have if I should do so. Thanks for sharing.

Kiwi January 29, 2018 - 3:58 pm

Gotta keep them kiddies warm. They look too cute and I love your family snow vacay!

Mimi Green January 29, 2018 - 5:42 pm

This is a great list, we’ve done a few ski trips with the kids. I love the kid mittens, I will order a pair for my daughter.

tiffanytravelsblog January 29, 2018 - 6:35 pm

I love how you show the different stages of getting dressed. I love following you all on IG, always look forward to seeing new destinations you all travel too. I like the boots, mittens and gloves.

Toni January 29, 2018 - 8:29 pm

I would love to take my girls skiing! Definitely putting that on the bucket list. Your list is awesome as well

rukunitl January 29, 2018 - 8:47 pm

I would love to take my little kingdom skiing in Colorado! Thanks for the awesome tips!

Elle January 30, 2018 - 12:43 pm

We are going skiing tomorrow. This is right on time for me. I have to run to the store and get a few last minute items for my daughters.

cleverlychanging January 30, 2018 - 12:44 pm

We are going skiing tomorrow. This is right on time for me. I have to run to the store and get a few last minute items for my daughters.

dealsblastinteractivetoys February 1, 2018 - 11:21 am

This is the beautiful collection. Perfect for skiing.

Te Espi February 2, 2018 - 3:49 am

Great recommendations! I think I’m gonna stick to warm weather activities though LOL

Michelle Thames (Naturalista86) February 7, 2018 - 11:38 pm

Never been on a snow trip but these are some great tips. My daughter would love to go on a snow trip im sure!

Winter White February 12, 2018 - 5:16 pm

I love that you pointed out sunscreen! A lot of people don’t realize that just because it’s cold doesn’t mean the sun isn’t shining super bright, at times that’s when it’s the brightest! Those thermals are also super cute.

Holly February 14, 2018 - 2:48 pm

Cute stuff. I will pass this on since I have no kids lol.

One Girl One World February 15, 2018 - 6:11 pm

Very nice and detailed guide here! I even learned some things. I had no idea they sell headscarves that cover the mouth as well. Packing a swimsuit is also a great tip!

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