There is nothing unusual about wanting to get away from the day to day work life and head up the mountains for a fun mountain town vacation. Every year people flock to beautiful mountainous destinations for skiing, snow shoeing, and to stay in luxury lodgings and cabins. Sometimes the idea strikes you spur of the moment. Can you be ready to go at the last minute? Here is the last minute packer’s checklist for a winter mountain retreat.
- Bring plenty of layers
Up in the mountains temperatures can change quickly. It could be below freezing in the morning and much warmer in the afternoon once the sun peaks out from behind the clouds. Make sure to bring and dress in plenty of layers. Some things to consider are removable snow pants, thermal shirts and leggings, as well as different thicknesses of gloves and hats.
- Skiing gear
If you love a good mountain retreat, you likely enjoy skiing. Don’t forget to pack your thick socks, snow boots, skis, and poles. Also, make sure to bring proper eye wear. Polarized sunglasses and ski visors are recommended. The sun can reflect off of snow and damage your eyes at worst, and be unbearably bright at best.
- Lip balm and lotion
If you are not use to the cool dry mountain air, make sure you bring some lip balm and lotion. The exposure to cold air along with a lack of humidity can really suck the moisture out of your skin. Be prepared to guard your lips with a decent coat of lip balm and keep moisture in with some skin lotion.
- Hand and foot warmers
Hand a foot warmers are useful for multiple reasons. They can protect you and offer extra warmth if you ever get lost up in the mountains, and they can provide you with extra comfort while you ski and expose yourself to the elements. Keep a few of these around in case you need them.
- Your appetite
Be ready to explore, dine, and socialize at one of the many restaurants in your mountain destination. Post skiing and snowboarding socializing is a great way to unwind and meet likeminded people.
Make sure you bring these 5 things to your next vacation retreat.
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