Ski / Snowboard Instructor Packing List

It’s about this time of year my instructor friends are starting to squeeze way too much into their ski and board bags. They’re cursing the international flight weight limits and fretting over whether they’ve packed everything they’ll need for the next 3-6 months in Japan, Canada, the US or South Korea.

I thought I’d share the love and put up my packing list to be used as a general check list for your adventures. Even if you’re not an instructor, this may come in handy for remembering what to bring on your snow holidays.

And if you don’t ski/snowboard…well, there’s something weirdly intriguing (or voyeuristic) about seeing what other people choose to take on their adventures.

 

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Snowboard Hardware

YES Hel Yes 155 snowboard

Flux GX bindings

Salomon Gypsy 147 snowboard

Salomon Mirage bindings

 

Snowboard Outerwear

ThirtyTwo Lashed boots with custom inner soles

Giro Combyn helmet

Kyneee beanie

Electric EGX goggles

Facemask

Gnarly Clothes hood

Celtek gloves (Bitten by a Womitten – Floyd the Lion, because I refuse to wear any gloves that don’t have cats on them)

Inner gloves

RPM snowboard jacket

Volcom snowboard pants

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Snowboard Layers

Snowboard socks

Leg thermals/yoga pants

Sports bras

Sports tops

Long sleeved thermal tops

Puffer vest

Puffer jacket

 

Snowboard Accessories

Wax

Scraper

Iron

Snowboard tool

Various other tuning bits

Sunscreen

Lip balm with sunscreen

 

Tech

Riding ear buds

Country-specific power adapter

GoPro, charger, microphone and accessories

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Clothing

Snow boots

Running/hiking shoes

Thongs (hey, it could get hot)

Casual shoes

Jeans

Track pants

T-shirts

Dress (which I never end up wearing)

Hoodies

Jacket

Socks

Underwear

Swimmers

Sunnies

Hat

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Toiletries

Towel

Toothbrush and toothpaste

Shampoo and conditioner

Body wash

Face wash

Moisturiser

Deodorant

Razor

Makeup

Makeup remover

Cotton tips

Floss

Facewipes

Iron tablets (I’m a goddamn vegetarian)

Antihistamines and other medications

Hair dryer

 

Other

Foam roller (the hollow variety so I can pack stuff in it).

 

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Carry-on baggage

 

Passport

Travel documents

Phone, charger and battery pack

Water bottle

Lip balm

Wallet with pre-exchanged money for new country

Kindle

Notebook and pen (I frequently get blog ideas while mid-air)

Laptop, case and charger

Country-specific power adapter

Head phones

Toothless the dragon stuffed toy/pillow

Snacks!

 

Stop over or long haul flight? I also pack…

Eye mask

Ear plugs

Toothbrush and toothpaste

Facewipes

Makeup

Small moisturiser, face wash and makeup remover

Deodorant

Small towel

Spare clothes.

 

I hope this helps as a general packing list. Obviously you might pack differently. I’m not a fan of PJ’s or hair straighteners, but you might be. Or you might want to bring your Nintendo Switch or a bottle of wine to keep you entertained on the flight. Whatever man, I’m not judging. But I’d be interested to hear what essentials you always bring on a snow trip!

 

Keep flying,

Little Cat

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