Winter Packing List for Schools

Provided Equipment:

  • Skis/Snowboard appropriate for your level & course 
  • Ski/Snowboard boots
  • Ski Poles
  • Helmet for under 18s

(Snowboarding equipment will only be available if snowboarding sessions have been pre-booked by the school) 

Clothing & Kit required

Ski/snowboard clothing:

  • Base layers – long thermal underwear or sports leggings & top
  • Mid layer – thin fleece, sports hoodie or insulated jacked
  • Waterproof outer ski jacket
  • Salopettes/waterproof outer ski trousers
  • Warm & waterproof ski mittens, or ski gloves
  • Ski socks
  • Ski goggles
  • Warm hat/beanie

Need to rent ski clothing? Ski Smart rent top of the range outer clothing.

Personal clothing:

  • Warm casual clothing for evenings
  • Comfortable and warm outdoor shoes or snow boots with good grip
  • Comfortable indoor shoes (or slippers) for wearing around the centre may be useful (e.g. to wear to the ski boot room and then to slip on easily to go to lunch after coming back from skiing.

Other essentials

  • Towel (bedding is provided but towels are not provided)
  • French plug adapter to charge any electronic devices
  • Sunscreen (high factor) - really important to avoid sunburn in the mountains, especially on Easter trips. 
  • Lip sunscreen protection
  • Travel insurance & EHIC card (check whether the school have arranged group travel insurance, or whether individual travel insurance is required. Note that an EHIC card only covers partial healthcare costs and is not a substitute for travel insurance and would not cover the costs of a mountain rescue. 
  • Passport
  • Ear plugs (may be useful for ​the shared dorms!)
  • Water bottle – for the mountain and in your room
  • Toiletries
  • Small backpack for hand luggage/day trips
  • Spending money - the school may stipulate how much money each student should take, but as all of the food is included in the costs, only a small amount of spending money should be required for drinks or small souvenirs (if there is any time in the busy schedule to get to the shops!) 

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