Going on a ski trip way out west but don’t know what to pack? Our complete guide on what to pack for a ski trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming has you covered. Know exactly what to bring to stay toasty on the mountain, at apres, or out to dinner with our editor’s tried and true packing list.
What To Pack For Your Next Ski Trip
Jackson Hole may be one of the hardest places to pack for due to the varied activities you may take part in once you arrive. From skiing some of the steepest vertical in North America, to slope-side Apres at the Four Seasons, to a lively jaunt at The Million Dollar Cowboy Bar in town. You’ve never know what a day in “the Hole” may bring – so it’s best to bring gear that is versatile and up for anything.
Below we’ve compiled the ultimate packing list so you know exactly what to pack for a ski trip to Jackson Hole.
What to Pack For Skiing
Jackson Hole is quickly becoming one of the places you go to see and be – on and off the mountain – so a great ski setup is a must. If you can find a vintage ski suit that’s warm enough to handle an average temperature of 20 degrees Fairenheit, then by all means go for it. However, if you need to invest in new attire, then we recommend the following:
- Ski Bib
- Wool Blend Base Layer
- Smith Chroma Pop Googles
- MIPS Helmet
- Hooded Clava
- Heated Ski Mitten
- Heated Socks
WOW Tip: For a quick slope to apres change: wear an extra warm mid-layer, like this one under your ski jacket, and stash a beanie and sunnies in your jacket pockets (so you can stay warm and protected when you take off your helmet and googles).
What To Pack For Winter Activities
One of the great things about Jackson Hole is the fact that it’s surrounded by some of the most epic landscape and protected reserves in the entire world. Whether it’s snowshoeing in the Grand Teton National Park, taking a sleigh ride through the nearby National Elk Preserve, or just strolling through town on a cold winter day, we recommend packing for frigid temperatures:
- Italian Wool Parka
- Cable-Knit Sweater
- Chunky Beanie
- Waterproof Gloves
- Wide Leg – Full Length Corduroy
- Waterproof Boots
What To Pack For A Night In
If you happen to be staying at The Four Seasons, Amangani, or The Wort, you won’t have to leave your hotel to go out to dinner. So, we’d like to take this opportunity to pack something a bit more seductive: