Ski resorts can get very cold, and we have known temperatures lower than –35 Celsius in Canada. A quality jacket & trousers are essential, as well as several base layers. We have written a Guide to buying the right jacket to help you choose the right outwear for your courseThis kit list can be used as a guide to packing. 

Slope Gear:

  • Ski/Snowboard jacket 
  • Ski/Snowboard trousers 
  • Thermal long tops and bottoms 
  • Ski/Snowboard socks 
  • Microfleece jumper 
  • Fleece jumper
  • Good quality mitts or gloves (mitts are better in colder weather)  
  • Hat  
  • Snood/Neck tube
  • Boot gloves / Boot heaters (for those freezing days)


Ski/Snowboard Equipment:

  • Helmet (a snow school requirement for all when shadowing) 
  • Goggles 
  • Boots 
  • Snowboard (All mountain, not a park or powder board)  
  • Skis & poles (All mountain/carving, not twin tips or powder skis) 
  • Bindings

Other Items:

  • Everyday clothes
  • Toiletries (many UK electric toothbrush chargers won’t work abroad – even with an adaptor)
  • Swimming gear/gym clothing
  • Warm & waterproof boots for walking around the resort
  • Rucksack
  • Power adaptors
  • Laptop or Tablet (not needed for training, but many customers bring them).
  • Leads & chargers for all electronics
  • A device with an alarm clock
  • 2 credit/debit/travel money cards (we advise having 2 in case one is lost or breaks)
Things to note:  

You will be wearing ski and snowboard gear most of the time– you won’t need as many everyday clothes as you think. There are laundry facilities in the resorts, so we advise you to pack the same as you would for a one or two week holiday. So no need for everything but the kitchen sink!

Feel free to contact us with any concerns about what to pack, no matter how silly you think it is. We would rather put your stress at ease, to help make this experience as fun and comfortable as possible!