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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.

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?

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  1. January 27, 2018 / 4:16 am

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. January 29, 2018 / 3:58 pm

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. January 29, 2018 / 8:47 pm

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. February 2, 2018 / 3:49 am

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

  12. 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.

  13. February 14, 2018 / 2:48 pm

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

  14. 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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