Packing for a snow trip with kids, especially if it’s your first 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 pack for a snow trip with kids and here is how I did it.
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.
- 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 for the girls version of what I got for him)
1. First Layer
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
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]
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
9. Lip Balm
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?