What To Pack For Your First Ski Trip

When we found out we were going to be visiting Morzine in the French Alps there was a lot of talk about what clothes to pack for a ski trip.  I had never been on a ski holiday before and literally didn’t have a clue what I needed to take.  Getting ready for your first ski holiday can feel a little bit daunting, especially if you don’t know if you are going to like it or not.

wearing mountain warehouse ski wear

When Mountain Warehouse found out I was going to be visiting Morzine, they very kindly agreed to help me out with lots of advice about what to pack for a winter holiday and sent over some great ski gear for me to try out.

When it comes to ski wear you can pay as much or as little as you want, as there is a huge variety of ski clothes and equipment out there.  Ski outfit packages are a great value way of buying the clothes you need for a ski trip.  I loved the Mountain Warehouse range as soon as I saw it, as their women’s ski gear set costs just £89.99 and is available in sizes 6 to 22.

on Morzine walk bridge

I would certainly recommend taking a look at the Mountain Warehouse ski packages, which are available for men, women and children. With these in mind, here’s the clothes I recommend packing for your first ski trip:

What to Pack for a Ski Trip

  • Water and Windproof Ski Jacket
  • Snowproof Ski Pants or Salopettes
  • Ski Gloves
  • Ski Tubes or Socks
  • Beanie or Ski Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Neck Warmer or Scarf
  • Base Layer Pants & Tops
  • Snow Boots

I was really impressed with the women’s ski package I received in terms of value for money and quality.  I wasn’t sure which size to pick, so I actually picked a size larger than I am as I wasn’t sure about the fit.  I would say now that this wasn’t necessary, and I could have comfortably worn the correct size ski gear.

ski jacket hat and gloves

If you are not sure which size you should buy, Mountain Warehouse offer an excellent returns service.  If you return the items to a store this is free of charge or you can use the prepaid label if you ordered online.  £3 will be deducted from your order when using this service.

I found the ski wear I was sent to be incredibly warm and waterproof.  All the items fitted really well in terms of protecting me from the cold.  The ski jacket in particular was an excellent length in both the body and the arms, making sure no cold got in.  It also zipped up well covering my neck so that I didn’t always need to use a scarf.

ski pants salopettes in grey

The salopettes were also excellent in terms of length and fit.  There were lots of adjustable zips to make room for ski boots and extra layers.  The braces were a good feature, but were also completely detachable if you didn’t feel you needed them.  Both the ski jacket and ski trousers had a good amount of pockets with zips so that you could keep your phone, glasses and lift passes in them.

In terms of quality and price I really think that Mountain Warehouse ski wear packages are well worth the money.  If you are looking for ski wear for the whole family, their website is a great place to start your search.  If you are thinking of taking any other activities while you are on your winter holiday, or giving skiing a miss all together in favour of snow shoeing or skidooing, these packages would also be the ideal  clothes to buy.

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I was sent the Mountain Warehouse Women’s Ski Package in exchange for this review, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.


Zena Goldman is a UK based travel, family & lifestyle blogger who left her 9-5 job behind in the not-for-profit sector to follow her creative dreams and enjoy a more flexible family life. She began writing Zena’s Suitcase in 2011 and shares the holidays and adventures she goes on with (and without) her 2 young daughters. She wishes her son would join them more often but he’s carving out his own dreams now and enjoying university life.

Since beginning Zena’s Suitcase she has worked with a number of brands and also has a regular monthly feature in the ASDA Good Living Magazine feature, ‘Ask The Expert’ where she shares helpful parenting tips. In 2018 she was also a finalist in the prestigious BIBs Awards for Social Media.

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  1. January 3, 2018 / 6:12 pm

    Looks like you had an amazing time in France! These clothes from Mountain Warehouse look incredible! x

  2. January 4, 2018 / 12:26 am

    I love the idea of a ski package where you just pay one fee and get your items. Sounds really reasonable!

  3. Anosa
    January 4, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    French Alps look amazing! Great starter tips! I love mountain warehouse clothing it’s so cool!

  4. ashleigh allan
    January 6, 2018 / 3:29 pm

    Lots of good tips – we haven’t been a skiing holiday before but would love to!

  5. January 7, 2018 / 4:38 pm

    We’ve never been skiing so good tips for when we do . We’re hoping to go France next month 🙂

  6. Sandra Bald
    January 8, 2018 / 11:06 am

    Looks like you had a fab time.
    I’ve been skiing before however our daughter hasn’t so this is a great starter list!

  7. Margaret Gallagher
    January 8, 2018 / 11:27 am

    Maybe I’ll try skiing again
    Been years ! I’LL be a spectator as my legs arent what they used to be

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