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The Ultimate Aspen Ski Packing List

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Posted: 9 Oct 2018

A ski packing list is an easy way to make sure you don't forget any of the essentials on your next Aspen ski vacation. And if you do, one of the many great things about skiing in Aspen is that the entire town is set up to accommodate people on ski vacations.

You can rent almost any type of ski or snowboard equipment from Ski Butlers or Four-Mountain Sports, and the Frias Properties concierge can recommend clothing rental options or point you toward the best ski shops for buying new gear. When you rent ski equipment, you also eliminate the need to travel with unwieldy bags overflowing with gear. We recommend you save yourself the hassle of bringing your own gear and rent it in Aspen. Plus, reserving your equipment in advance saves you money and time!

Whether you decide to bring your own gear or rent it during your visit, follow this list to ensure you have everything you need on and off the slopes.

On the Slopes

Here's what you need to make the most of your time on the slopes.

Ski & Snowboard Clothing

  • A couple of warm base layers (tops & bottoms)
    Make sure these are made from moisture-wicking materials like polypropylene or merino wool. Leave the cotton at home!
  • A warm mid-layer top
    A fleece zip-up, down vest, or a wool sweater will do the trick!
  • Water resistant ski jacket
  • Water resistant ski pants
  • A few pairs of ski or snowboard socks
    No cotton!
  • A warm hat or beanie
  • Neck gaiter or Buff

Ski & Snowboard Equipment

  • Skis or snowboard
  • Ski or snowboard boots
  • Poles
  • Helmet
  • Goggles
  • Sunglasses
  • Water resistant gloves or mittens
  • Sunscreen 50+ SPF
  • Lip balm
  • Backpack (optional)
  • Snacks (optional)

Off the Slopes

Aspen is known for its laidback style, but there are plenty of places (and reasons) to dress up, from a rowdy apres-ski session to a night out on the town. Here are the basic items you will need to stay comfortable after a day on the slopes.


  • Extra jacket (optional)
  • Sweaters or sweatshirts
  • T-shirts
  • Long sleeve tops
  • Jeans or pants
  • Comfortable pants (sweats)
  • Warm socks
  • Underwear

Other Essentials

  • Water bottle
  • Waterproof footwear with good grip
  • Warm slippers
  • Phone and phone charger
  • Headphones
  • Camera

Now that you have a packing list and know what you will need on your next ski vacation, it's time to book your trip. Start planning your Aspen vacation by browsing our vast selection of centrally located vacation rentals. Or contact our reservations specialists to get recommendations on where to stay.