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Winter holiday packing list

Everything that should not be missing in your suitcase

Finally winter! No matter if you spend your holiday on the slopes or away from the groomed trails. Here we list all the important things that you must not forget when packing. Depending on individual preferences and needs, one or the other item may be added or omitted.

skiing Sölden winter man

What needs to be in the suitcase?

This is certainly the largest part of the winter holiday packing list! Depending on the weather, you should take enough clothing with you to dress in an “onion look” = several layers. On the one hand, it keeps you warm on cold days and in warmer temperatures, one or more layers can be omitted if necessary. You will also find hygiene articles listed here.


  • Winter jacket
  • Cap / headband
  • Scarf / neck gaiter
  • ­Gloves
  • Sturdy (water-repellent) winter boots
  • Pullover
  • Fleece sweater / jacket
  • T-shirts, pants
  • Tights
  • Pyjamas
  • Slippers
  • Swimwear incl. bathing shoes & swimming aid
  • Skiing suit
  • (Ski) socks
  • (Ski) underwear
  • Optional: further outdoor clothing (e.g. ski touring pants)

Hygiene products

  • Dental & skin care
  • Shampoo & shower gel
  • Hairbrush & hairdryer
  • Nail care set
  • Sunscreen & lip care with a high sun protection factor
  • First aid kit & medication
  • Children: (favorite) toys, cuddly toy & blanket, family games

What needs to be in the handbag / backpack?

Important documents and valuable items should always be at hand, even during the journey and on arrival.

  • Documents: passports, driver's license, roadside recovery insurance, insurance policy
  • Travel documents: booking confirmation, hotel address
  • Mobile phone & charger
  • Photo camera incl. memory card & charger
  • Sunglasses
couple winter mountains
friends skiing Sölden sunshine winter

What else do you need?
Arrival journey & equipment.

Depending on how you arrive, you need entertainment and/or a few tools for the car, as well as sports equipment for your holiday.

  • Vignette road toll sticker
  • GPS system or map
  • Lunch box
  • Children's entertainment: (audio) books, children's CDs, varied toys
  • Winter tires, snow chains - ice scraper
  • Ski equipment*: skis, poles, boots, helmet, ski goggles, back protector
  • Winter sports equipment*: ice skates, toboggan, bobsleigh etc.

*Please note: there are also rentals on site - sports shops & rental spots will be happy to help you!